Representations received regarding Buttington Quarry - ERF

The list below includes all those who submitted representations.

SourceRepresentation - click on an item to see more details
Members of the Public/Businesses
Webb, Julia
"Dear Planning Inspectorate... Incineration of waste - in this day and age - is not commensurate with any targets to get global warming to reduce/stop. This application should not be approved. As we are very nearby residents (we can hear the earth-moving, ground works in the quarry) and members of the general public... we don’t - of course - understand all the science... more qualified people can explain the utter inappropriateness of this application. It’s proposed very near many established rural homes (and near in fact Welshpool - different wind directions and all that) and a school, such a plan should never come to fruition... never. This beautiful valley (which has inversion and regularly keeps the atmosphere trapped in the valley - a fact which should never be ignored)... well this valley is home to so many families and a school, so not only would there be health affecting pollution from the chimney - but pollution from vehicles importing waste from out of this area. Incinerated waste will be totally unacceptable to the world soon - it already is an outmoded/old fashioned method/operation (and the Welsh Governing body seems to be thinking this way now which is fantastic)... so there is no longevity in this proposal. Nothing should be approved in this 21st Century which affects the well-being of people - very especially children who should never be subjected to such pollution. Also never should anything happen to the detriment of the natural environment or - as mentioned - people’s health - for the sake of a financial gain. “Wrong idea and definitely wrong place” There is no local problem which needs this incinerator - and importing waste and then burning it - from elsewhere - is unimaginative. A very large number of people feel strongly about this application. I hope they let you know. My husband and I are actually extremely worried [***REDACTED***]about this. Your best attentions and very logical/sensible and scientifically appropriate ruling would be very much appreciated. Thank you. "
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Miles, Michael
"Please see attached document/Gweler y ddogfen atodedig"
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Wright, A
"Please see attached document/Gweler y ddogfen atodedig"
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Boyes, Clare
"Please see attached document/Gweler y ddogfen atodedig"
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Boyes, Simon
"Please see attached document/Gweler y ddogfen atodedig"
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Jowett, Clare
"Please see attached document/Gweler y ddogfen atodedig"
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Buttington Incinerator Impact Group (BIIG)
"Please see attached document/Gweler y ddogfen atodedig"
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Gill, Delwyn & Shelagh
"Please see attached document/Gweler y ddogfen atodedig"
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Jones, Steven
"Please see attached document/Gweler y ddogfen atodedig"
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Mrs Ritchie
" I do not agree with the planning proposal of the Buttington incinerator IT SHOULD NOT BE GIVEN PLANNING PERMISSION The facts are The welsh government have set a new memorandum to halt on ANY new large scale plans that was with immediate effect in MARCH 21 that there is NO need for the incinerator as it no longer fits in with the forward plan to be carbon free Can you please tell me how you can even consider this if you have made a decision NO LARGE SCALE INCINERATORS ?? Air pollution from incinerators with researchers from the Birmingham university’s KILLS OVER 8.7 million people a year FACT waste from burning is NOT low carbon We don’t even have garden burn fires any more so why would we even consider this This incinerator will harm people and the environment, the Welsh government want zero carbon FACT that can be achieved if the incinerator is REJECTED FACT The incinerators burn anything which is NOT MOTORED as most of the waste comes from private providers and are not accountable for disclosing what is in the waste Fact this is unacceptable when there are better ways with reducing plastic alone that incinerators are not needed A lot of issues make this incinerator not viable and NOT WANTED ITS close to a school FACT This will effect the health of the children DO WE WANT OUR CHILDREN TO DIE YOUNG ? We are burning rubbish that we don’t need to THE WAY FORWARD IS TO RECYLE The fact is N H S Drs have been to see the prime minister with all the evidence that these incinerators cause serious long term health issues [***REDACT***] health conditions and any new pregnancies are resulting in Still births FACT In areas of incinerator there have been a considerable amount of still births FACT FACT broad energy have not considered the road and Cefn bridge which can not take any more lorries there are endless accidents and deaths On there plans they do not show the bridge but they would be using this every day FACT Broad Engegy have not despite asking them 4 times about the removal of the Ash which some WILL be TOXIC how are they going to transport it ? How many lorries a day will it be to remove the ASH ? WHY ARE THEY NOT ACCOUNTABLE TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION You need to find out the answer FACT the local community home owners property will decrease in value , leaving most residents unable to move THIS IS NOT ACCEPTABLE FACT The Welsh government plans do not include incinerators FACT the 300 hundred jobs is NOT TRUE specialist workers would be brought in to erect the incinerator they are not local jobs The location is WRONG Trewern has eversions most days and stay in the valley and don’t disperse so the TOXINS from the Chimmy would be in that eversion and so the toxics will stay in the air effecting the health of the local residents even more FACT "
Members of the Public/Businesses
John Mclaughlin
"I object to the Buttington Incinerator because of air quality concerns. During time of high pressure, the inversion keeps the air trapped in the valley - I can sometimes smell the smoke from a small fire at the opposite end of the valley. I believe the residents of this valley will suffer health problems if the incinerator goes ahead."
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Kitching, Mr & Mrs S
"Please see attached document/Gweler y ddogfen atodedig"
Members of the Public/Businesses
Deb Ritchie
"I TOTALLY DISAGREE WITH THE BUILDING OF AN INCINERATOR IN BUTTINGTON it is going against your own policy of not wanting then or needed in them So you can’t agree It causes so many health complications. CANCER. STILL BIRTH LUNG PROBLEM AND MANY MORE N H S DR them selves have factual evidence to support this The road is dangerous already with out hundreds lorries loaded with waste that is NOT CHECKED THE CEFN BRIDGE IS NOT BUILT TO TAKE THE AMOUNT OF TRAFFIC THE HOUSE IN THE AREA WILL FACT. WILL FALL IN VALUE TRAPPING PEOPLE IN THE HOMES AND UNABLE TO MOVE YOUR DECISION WILL THEM BE TOTALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE LIFES OF THESE PEOPLE ITS TO CLOSE TO THE SCHOOL IT WILL KILL*** REDACTED*** CHILDREN THE SMELL THE TOXIC ASH WHICH WILL NEED TO BE REMOVED FROM THE SITE WHY ARE YOU ALLOWING BROARD ENERGY TO NOT SAY HOW MANY LORRIES WILL COME GO WITH THIS TOXIC ASH THIS IS BEEN INCREDIBLE INCOMPETENT OF YOUR DEPT NOT TO ENSURE TO HAVE THIS INFORMATION WALES NEEDS TO STAY CLEAN IT WILL EFFECT THE HEALTH OF PEOPLE FOR MANY YEARS TO COME IF THE DECISION IS MADE TO BUILD IT. THE OUTCOME WITH BE CATASTROPHIC THINK DONT AGREE THERE ARE NO LOCAL JOBS ITS SPECIAL CONTRACTOR WHO COME IN FRIM ABOARD YOU CANT BREACH YOUR OWN BILL ON WANTING WAKES TO BE CARBON FRIENDLY RECYCLING IS THE WAY FORWARD BAN THE PLASTIC. THIS IS WERE A LOTVOF THE RUBBISH IS COMING FROM IF YOU HAVE POWER THEM DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT I DO NOT WANT THIS INCINERATOR FOR ME AND FUTURE GENERATIONS "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Peter hillcox
"To whom it may concern, Ref dns/3214813 . I believe that the proposed incinerator, given its potential capacity will need to import from a very wide area waste , there is certainly insufficient waste material available locally . Inevitably much of that waste will be sourced from England and will have travelled considerably long distances at an environmental cost . The proposed development will have a wide and varied impact on not only on the immediate community but the wider area as well , in that respect I fully concur with the findings of the locally formed Buttington Incinerator Impact Group, and wish you to include those comments as part of my representation. I am sure that given that the inspectorate are knowledgeable with regard to this type of application there is little point in reminding them of the issues that others will have obviously already raised. However. With respect what the inspectorate will not have is sufficient knowledge of Just how obscene and inappropriate it is to even consider such a proposal in what is a very beautiful area of countryside, the area is the gateway to Wales for visitors that have travelled from the West Midlands and beyond , we welcome them by tradition , however we should not be welcoming their industrial waste for incineration.that should be dealt with by them at a local level . May I thank you for including this submission for your consideration. Yours sincerely, Peter hillcox ."
Members of the Public/Businesses
LAURIE RITCHIE
" I wish to object to the proposed building of an Industrial Waste Incinerator by Border Energy at site of the Buttington Quarry. My reasons are as follows. The Welsh Government have issued a moratorium on the building of Industrial Waste Incinerators above 10 mega watts – in light of this why is the Planning Authority allowing Border Energy to proceed with the application ? The proposed capacity of 150,000 tonnes per annum far exceeds the amount of Industrial Waste produced on the whole of Wales – the feedstock will therefore have to be transported by large HGV vehicles from across the border adding greatly to the carbon emissions from HGV's in both countries. The feedstock necessary to burn 150,000 tonnes per annum will involved approx 70 delivery vehicles per day using the A458 which is already running at full capacity The route will involve the use of 2 very narrow bridges 1 over the River Severn – the other over the main Mid Wales to Shrewsbury railway line at Cefn which has seen a regular number of accidents resulting in road closures and delays. The number of HGV movements does not include those necessary burnt waste from the site – despite repeated requests to Border Energy as the possible toxic content and amount of waste I have been unable to obtain any information. What does the term Industrial Waste cover ? - will all incoming feedstock be checked for content as many industrial products give off toxic fumes when incinerated – what is the for example a consignment of asbestos waste being not being declared or checked prior to incineration How will the flue gas be monitored for levels of toxicity in the local area as the prevailing winds will carry the gases over Trewern – Criggion and possibly as far as Middleton – the area is also prone to inversion with cloud levels very low over the local hills thereby trapping any flue gas for long periods of time. Also in the direct path for the prevailing wind and within approx 1mile for the flue stock is the local Junior School of about 150 children ***REDACTED*** I have no doubt the smell that is associated with such industrial plants will – especially in the summer months be such that any outdoor activity will be rendered impossible – we are not even allowed garden bonfires in Powys so to allow such an amount of atmospheric pollution The Welsh Government has stated the its aim is for a Low Carbon environment in the near future how the incineration of 150,000 tonnes of industrial waste into the atmosphere will Not contribute to this target aim is beyond me. The effect on local employment will be very small – any construction work would have to be carried out by specialist contractors due to the nature of work involved THE HEATH ISSUES FOR US ALL LOCALLY cancers still births for the future generation Fact N H S Drs have lobbed the government with factual information from incineration that cause deaths THIS CAN NOT BE INGONED Mr Ritchie "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Kate Roberts on behalf of Mr & Mr D G Thomas
" To The Planning Inspectorate, Planning ref: DNS/3214813 I am writing to you regarding to the above planning application for the incinerator at Buttington Quarry. We strongly object to the incinerator being built at this location. The entrance and exit to the Quarry is across the road from our property SY21 8SU this is used 24hrs a day already? We have had serious accidents over the years outside our entrance and the Quarry entrance which include several accidents that have knocked our bricked wall in our garden down and the debris hitting our house. Plus there have been plenty more accidents along the length of the A458 even with a 50mph speed restrictions applied. We are concerned about the increasing danger of the traffic coming in and out of this entrance that will occur with this incinerator proposal. We are also concerned of all the fumes and smells that will come with this incinerator as this will have a big impact *** REDACTED*** along with the price of our property. Kind Regards Mr & Mrs D G Thomas "
Other Statutory Consultees
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Welsh Government - A458 Highway Authority
"Please see attachment / Gweler yr atodiad"
Members of the Public/Businesses
Christine Doody
"To whom it may concern. I am very concerned about the proposed incinerator at Buttington. The proposed site is very close to Buttington Trewern primary school (machinery clearing the site could easily been seen from the school playground) which is a thriving school with around 150 pupils on role. The pollution and carbon emissions produced by the incinerator could seriously affect the health of the children attending the school, as well as the residents of Cefn, Buttington Trewern and Middletown. It is concerning the villages of Trewern and Middletown are not even marked on the map showing the proposed site of the incinerator. Wales has a good record of recycing particularly in Mid-Wales, improving recycing facilities and reducing waste is a more environmental sustainable way to deal with waste. The Welsh Government have placed a moratorium on new large scale incinerator developments, so why is this incinerator planning application being processed. As Powys does not produce enough domestic rubbish to warrant an incinerator, waste will have to be brought in from all over the country this will increase the number of HGV's that will be travelling over Cefn bridge where lots of accidents already happen, damaged to the bridge recently meant months of traffic lights and delays. These HGV's will be travelling past the school giving off carbon monoxide which is harmful to children's health and development. How will ash from the site be disposed of as it will be toxic and could harm the environment. If the ash is to be taken away probably some distance, this will raise the carbon footprint of the site something that the UK as a whole is trying to reduce. The site is situated in beautiful countryside, Mid-Wales relays heavily on tourism an incinerator on the side of the road near Welshpool signposted the gateway to Mid-Wales is not an inviting sight, and is likely to mean holidaymakers will not stay in the area. Altogether I object to the proposed incinerator as the site is too close to a primary school and residential areas and could effect the physical and mental health of children and residents alike.The site is not economical as waste will have to travel large distances to get to the site and the same for ash leaving the site. Reducing and recycing waste have more environmental sustainability. The incinerator will also have a negative effect on the beautiful countryside reducing tourism. Yours sincerely Christine "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Richard Jenkins
"Ref: DNS/3214813 Dear Sir or Madam, We are writing to confirm our support for this innovative project at Buttington Quarry. As we move towards a zero carbon future and reduce the amount of vehicles on the road the demand for electricity will increase. Unfortunately, I do not see a fast reduction in the amount of waste that we are creating and something other than landfill needs to be used to manage this material. We have reviewed the documents available on the developers website, although a large proportion of these are technical, I found the non technical summary and visual files interesting and informative. The area of the proposed development will see much needed local jobs and create an infrastructure that will support the local area. We are [***REDACT***] pleased to see innovation in dealing with our waste material by a forward thinking group of companies. Yours Sincerely Mr & Mrs R Jenkins "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Patricia & Phillip Wynne
"Dear Sir/Madame We are writing to you to express our comments and concerns on the application for ERF at Buttington Quarry. The pollution generated by the incinerator of this size, whilst considered harmless by ‘expert’ modelling, doesn’t take into account the unique topography, with regular inversions which would trap the pollution around the school and villages. This will have a detrimental affect on peoples health and wellbeing. As the Welsh Government, and people in Wales have been vigilantly dedicated to reducing waste, and so, according to the business modelling of Broad Energy there will be a need for most of the waste to be imported from . This does not seem a plausible reason for Broad Energy to have this incinerator set up in this location. The incinerator should be on an industrial park, near the waste with good traffic links. The local traffic links to the incinerator are poor and the road approaching the development could be classed as dangerous. There are two bridges either side of the approach to the development both very narrow two lane double bends and require a limit down to 5-10 miles upon their approach and traversing. There have been numerous accidents on the Cefn bridge, and often months of one lane traffic during times of awaiting repair and during repair. They are both difficult bridges for any large vehicles to manoeuvre along, let alone the HGV traffic which will be used for the transportation for the incinerator, and it should be pointed out that there are no other routes in order to get to the incinerator, all of this will cause a great deal of difficulty and danger for everyday traffic. If absolutely necessary an incinerator should be on an industrial park, near the waste it needs to dispose of and with good traffic links. The developers haven’t taken into account the fact that waste will have to be shipped over long distances and the infrastructure around Buttington won’t be able to handle this kind of industry. Also, it is most unlikely that the incinerator will give gainful employment to local people, as it will need specialist developers and operators. Incinerators are not at all ‘low carbon’ as the developers suggest and produce almost as much carbon as a coal-fired power station, and play a detrimental role in climate change. Along with this taking into account the amount of haulage this development is going to ensue for its everyday use it beggars belief that it is even being considered at all. Yours Sincerely Patricia & Phill Wynne"