An artist's impression of how the Eurovia Roadstone asphalt plant on the River Medina would look.
THIS IS how the Cowes asphalt plant could look — if it gains planning approval.
Eurovia Roadstone, part of the Private Finance Initiative (PFI) contract winner Vinci Ringway, has issued this image of the plant it wants to build to produce the asphalt it needs to rebuild and improve the Isle of Wight’s roads.
The plan, for the wharfside site off Arctic Road at Cowes, has generated huge opposition, including the creation of campaign group Wight Residents against Asphalt Plant (WRAP).
Eurovia is set to be quizzed by objectors at a public meeting due to be staged tomorrow (Tuesday) at East Cowes Town Hall. The meeting starts at 6.30pm.
Objectors are concerned about environmental damage, noise, traffic and the appearance of the plant. Eurovia Roadstone says it is proposing modern, low emission, asphalt production, designed to achieve the highest quality asphalt.
In addition to supplying specialist asphalt materials for the 25 years roads PFI, Eurovia says it will also supply competitively priced, high-quality, materials to other customers and regenerate the wharf.
Eurovia says it will create jobs, but critics have said it could cost jobs in other areas.
Full details of the planning submission can be found at: