A dispute over the possible relocation of a Leamington Spa scrap metal yard
has "overshadowed" exciting plans to redevelop Leamington old town according to
a council spokesman.
Residents of Avenue Road have complained bitterly that the council has tried to
sidestep them in a bid to move Mercia Metals closer to their homes from its current Wise
However, following a meeting of the council strategy committee, spokesman John McGowan
stressed that the council was looking at ways of improving the town.
"The meeting this week was really to discuss what could possibly done with the
Wise Street site to ensure that it is not under-used for its potential.
"This is just a little part of the bigger picture of how to improve the whole of
Leamington old town, and I think the residents dispute is a misunderstanding which has
caused a blip on those plans."