CUMBERLAND COUNTY (WTVD) --The Fayetteville City Council approved a decision to put a junk yard in a neighborhood near the Cape Fear River. But residents in the area are outraged and are speaking out against it.
Many of the people who live along South King Street are showing their displeasure with yard protest signs. They say they don't want the salvage yard in their neighborhood and are angry over how they've been treated by city leaders, saying they've been "thrown under the bus."
The plan calls for a 1300 vehicle salvage yard in a wooded area just down the street.
Nancy Tart and her sister will have a front yard view of the business. She says she's not happy about that.
City council members approved the property plan Monday night. Residents say their pleas and complaints fell on deaf ears.
They say it will bring more heavy truck traffic and pollution. Some worry about their health and they're children's safety.
"You know that gets kinda scary with kids playing in the yards and as you can see no one really fences in their yard except for a few people," said resident Ray Fullwood.
As part of the settlement agreement, the salvage yard owner will fence the salvage yard, and leave a 50 foot easement between the property and the river.
Residents say they plan to hire and lawyer to fight the plans.
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