SATEP SPELTHORNE AGAINST THE ECO PARK
STOP THE INCINERATOR
Together we can stop the 'Eco Park' (that isn't Eco or a Park).
At Charlton Lane tip, Surrey plans to build an incinerator that will emit more toxic particulate matter (PM10 & PM2.5) into Spelthorne's already highly polluted air, with a fall-out zone that covers our schools, nurseries and homes. The proposed incineration technology is totally unproven to burn black bin bag household waste safely.
SATEP is not affiliated to any political party. We are reisdents fighting to stop an incinerator being built in the wrong location, using the wrong technology and for all the wrong reasons (corporate greed before human health - how can that ever be right?).
CALLING ALL RESIDENTS...HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO DO!!!
Our fight to stop the Eco Park incinerator at Charlton Lane continues.
All you need to do is 1.2.3.
But first you need to know this: more evidence is emerging that shows incinerators CANNOT be guaranteed to be safe because of the particulate matter (PM10s and PM2.5s in emissions) which is very difficult to filter out. Once particulate matter enters your body it never leaves, causing illness and in some cases death.
Now you need to:
1. Object to the Environment Agency's draft permit (see here) by 4 September. Last time (in 2013) we found the E.A had failed to consider safety, air quality, and many other issues with the scrutiny which they deserved. This time those same worries still remain and air quality is now an even bigger issue. Please send your objections (with your name & address) by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to The Environment Agency, The Land Team, Permitting and Support Centre, Quadrant 2, 99 Parkway Avenue, Sheffield, S9 4WF. quoting reference EPR/VP3997NK/V005.
Click here for more reasons to object
2. Object to the Surrey Planning Committee by 23 September. Eco Park is back up for determination on 24 September, and Surrey want to rubber stamp the planning application. But there is now a very strong case against building an emissions-spewing incinerator in the heart of an Air Quality Management Area - our air quality is getting worse! Here's why (use these in your personalised objection):
(i). Spelthorne Borough Council has published air quality info for 2013, which shows the position has worsened since 2012, notably in Shepperton & Sunbury. An incinerator will make matters much worse.
(ii). Public Health England issued the 'Estimated local mortality burdens associated with particulate air pollution'. Spelthorne is 11th from bottom across the whole country for the highly toxic PM2.5. Emissions from the incinerator will include PM2.5s.
(iii). Surrey Future Congestion programme recognises Spelthorne's poor air quality.
Spelthorne Borough Council is strongly opposed to the Eco Park development on air quality grounds and has put in an objection. Email the Surrey Planning Committee with your objection here
3. Demonstrate! Join local residents on 20 September in a public show of opposition, 10am - 1pm, outside Charlton Lane tip. More details to follow. All welcome. See you there!
Finally, please donate to our fighting fund. We had hoped it wouldn't come to this, but we have now had to get lawyers involved. Which costs. We have a great case but we need your support and every penny raised will be used to fight the incinerator.
Spread the word. Together we can stop this.
See the report on cancer mortality in towns near incinerators at losra.org and here. http://news.newclear.server279.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/1-s2-0-S0160412012002279-mainIncindeaths.pdf
And here's the report on house prices with an incinerator in the postcode expected to drop by around 18%* - an average of £64,000** in Shepperton once work on the site begins.
*http://virginiawater.co.uk/protect/images/economic_impact.pdf **Rightmove, average house price in Shepperton June 2013
August: Growing support for Friends of Shepperton anti-Eco Park demonstration, 20th September
August: Residents anger at Eco Park incinerator. Friends of Shepperton facebook group plans public demonstration 20th September
July: Spelthorne's Air Quality is getting worse.
March: Surrey 'knows Eco Park gasifier is risky and prone to failure' - FOI reveals
Feb 18: Get your floody priorities right, Surrey! SATEP calls for Surrey to stop wasting £5m and counting on Eco Park and start investing in flood defences and fire & rescue service cover.
Feb 4: Incinerator study into effects of emissions on human health postponed til 2015 'cover up'?
Swap Derby for Surrey #incinerator to see why Spelthorne is being dumped on with #Ecopark #allaboutthemoney
28-29 Jan: Footpath Inquiry: objectors shine light on serious lack of consultation with fire service; risks to footpath users inadequately considered.
Another day, another waste fire
Even 'safe' levels of air pollution can harm your health - latest report
Call for Support! Please help raise funds to fight the Eco Park!