I WOULD like to commend the people of Keighley who are against this waste-to-energy incinerator.

When I was a boy back in the late 50s/early 60s, we used to have a caravan on a farm at Pateley Bridge.

In the 1920s/30s there was a brick works, giving most of the people work in the area.

This brick works supplied a reservoir with material for the site and also bricks for housing in the area.

What the owners of the works did was innovative at the time. Because of all the emissions from the brick works, they built brick tunnels going in different directions underground to hills in the area, and directed fumes along these tunnels, which exhausted above the town and were dispersed into the atmosphere.

These brick chimneys can still be seen today, long after the closure of the works.

The moral of the story is, the waste disposal plant has not been thought out.

It must be placed elsewhere, on the top of a hill. The perfect solution would be to change places with the proposed cemetery at Black Hill. Job done.