Sion Mills residents concerned over waste treatment proposals for old mill site

herdmansA public meeting is to take place in Sion MIlls tonight to highlight concerns over the proposed development of a waste treatment plant at the old Herdmans Mill site.

The old mill site was sold to Cork-based businessmen, Tim and Michael Cronin in November last year.

At the time they said that they planned to use the site for renewable energy and warehousing purposes, which "had the potential to create a substanstial number of jobs".

This evenings meeting will take place at 7 o clock in the Church Of Ireland Hall at the top of the Mill Lane.

Local SDLP representative Daniel McCrossan says locals have genuine concerns about the future of the site: