SATEPSPELTHORNE AGAINST THE INCINERATOR
If you do just one thing today..... object to SITA/Surrey sneaking in big changes that will see an even riskier incinerator & Eco Park at Charlton Lane.
We know that over 600 people have written or emailed to object (THANK YOU!!). Let's make it 1000!
Together we can stop the 'Eco Park' (that isn't Eco or a Park), but the local politicians need to know that you don't want it. Every objection counts.
You'll thank us when your house retains its value* and your family isn't being poisoned by cancer-causing emissions.**
WHY OBJECT NOW?
OK, bear with us, this is a bit technical but it is important. SITA needs to change the incineration technology because the original manufacturer went bust. This means BIG changes...which should require a new full planning application. To avoid further delays and protect their commercial interests, SITA is sneaking these BIG changes through as 'minor amendments' under a quick Section 73 procedure. This is wrong. Don’t let them get away with it!
Read the full Section 73 application on the Spelthorne website here. (www.spelthorne.gov.uk)
WHAT YOU NEED TO DO
Even though the s.73 deadline has passed, PLEASE do express your concerns to the Surrey Planning Committee: email Alan Stones and the Surrey Councillors here. (email@example.com)
And get your partner, grown up children, lodger, friends and neighbours to object too. Every single objection counts and holds our local politicians to account.
WHAT TO SAY....
SATEP has been working through the 100s of pages of the Section 73 application. You can see some of our more detailed objections on the downloads secton of this website. But if time is short, here's a quick firing list for you to copy and paste into your own objection. Don't forget to add your name and address.
‘I object to planning application 13/01553/SCC to vary conditions under planning permission SP10/0947 because the following changes are not minor amendments:
- Changes to the stack, which will increase in width by half as much again (4ft 3" or 1.3m wider) and will be much more of an eyesore at over 160 ft high (49m)
- Changes to the gasifier roof
- Increase to the anaerobic digester roof height
- Adding sulphuric acid storage and an acid scrubber to remove ammonia
- Adding a new MSW to RDF processing plant
- Adding new buildings
- Changes to the gasification technology that is unproven anywhere in the UK to burn household waste, and locating it next to an anaerobic digester producing and storing large quantities of highly combustible methane, has major public safety risks that must be properly assessed against new national planning policy.
There has been very poor consultation with local residents regarding these variations and a notable lack of communication.
These are significant variations on what has previously been agreed and require a new, full planning application to be submitted for proper assesment."