HAMBURG, N.Y. — It was standing room only during Wednesday night's planning board meeting in Hamburg, where members of the community shared their opinions about the plant possibly coming to their neighborhood.

AL Asphalt Corporation wants to take over a vacant space on Camp Road to create that asphalt plant.

But not everyone is favor of this. Thousands of people have signed an online petition against it, citing pollution concerns and how close it is to schools.

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz and his opponent, Lynne Dixon, have both come out against the plant.

Ahead of the meeting, some homeowners said they would consider moving if the planning board approves it.

When 2 On Your Side spoke with AL Asphalt Corporation's attorney last week, he said the plant would follow all state Department of Environmental Conservation regulations.

The planning board did not make a decision on the plant Wednesday.

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