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SIMPLE RESPONSE FORM
(provided by Hatfield Against Incineration www.hatfield-anti-incineration.co.uk)
RESPONSE TO CONSULTATION ON
PROPOSED SUBMISSION WASTE SITE ALLOCATIONS 2012
PART 1. RESPONDENT’S DETAILS
My Representation relates to Allocated Site Number AS048 (map 039) New Barnfield
I consider the document to be unsound
I consider the document to be unsound because it is not based on proportionate evidence
and it is not the most appropriate strategy when considered against reasonable alternatives.
I consider the document to be unsound because New Barnfield is not a suitable site for waste management because Waste Management Facilities on this site would cause:-
1. VISUAL INTRUSION
over a school for children with special needs, homes, public spaces, historic listed sites, and a very wide area.
2. TRAFFIC NOISE, POLLUTION, CONGESTION AND DANGER
a. on the access road passing Southfield School,
b. on the section of Travellers Lane leading south towards the site,
c. on South Way and the Travellers Lane/South Way roundabout, passing homes,
d. and at Junctions 2 and 3 of the A1(M).
3. LOSS OF GREEN AREAS IN THE GREEN BELT
The site is also part of the Watling Chase Community Forest
and is covenanted not to be used for any noisy or offensive trade.
4. LOSS OF AMENITIES FOR LOCAL PEOPLE
A Resources Library would be lost.
Footpaths, a cycle-route, and a Nature-Walk with ponds circle it.
5. DANGER TO HEALTH
The site is immediately next to a school, and very close to homes.
There would be danger to health from traffic and from emissions from a waste facility.
6. LOSS OF PROTECTED WILDLIFE
Wildlife includes rare birds, and legally-protected bats and great-crested newts.
Acid would be deposited on Wildlife Sites, Nature Reserves and historic parks & gardens.