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Plans for Hamburg asphalt plant hits roadblock

Posted at 11:45 PM, Nov 04, 2019

HAMBURG, N.Y. (WKBW) — For the people of Hamburg opposing the construction of a new asphalt plant, Monday was a victory.

The Town of Hamburg Planning Board announced the results of an environmental review. It found the proposed plant may have a "significant adverse impact."

A decision the people fighting this plant were hoping for.

“We're going to celebrate success. We're very excited about that. But, we do have to keep the pressure on. We do realize that this is not the end of the fight,” said Jillian MacDonald.

The plant would be built on Camp Road, less than a half mile from the Hamburg Middle School. Families in Hamburg have been fighting the construction of the plant since the summer.

The developers of the proposed plant are suing the town board for delaying the zoning process. The land is zoned for industrial use.

“There is court action pending at this time, which will hopefully resolve the issue regarding the planning board unlawfully subjecting the applicant to additional environmental review instead of processing the site plan application,” said the developers representation, Corey Auerbach.

The next steps come down to the developers and whether or not they will enter a full site plan to the board.