Buttington Quarry - ERF
From Elizabeth Loader
Point 2: as a nation we are proudly striving towards zero waste we have a diminishing need for an incinerator - even a small one. I am proud of the Welsh government’s environmental strategies and policies….. let’s stick to them and not move backwards!
Point 3: this would be a dreadful eyesore on our landscape. We are fortunate to live in a stunning area with many nationally popular walks - Offa’s Dyke, Moelygolfa, Powis Castle - the stack from the incinerator and resulting cloud plume with ruin this stunning area.
Powys County Council Impact report states “ It is considered that the proposal will have a significant and detrimental effect on the valued characteristics and qualities of the Powys landscape and will thus have a negative impact.”
Point 4: this would have a dreadful effect on our local economy - tourism and agriculture! And yet provide very few jobs for local people …… in fact in would render locals unemployed as our tourism declines and local holiday let’s/caravan parks and cafes close due to lack of visitors.
Point 5: whilst I have limited evidence for this point ….. I believe that the incinerator will be damaging to our health. I do believe nor trust Broad Energy. I do not trust that thorough inspections and measurements of the pollutants in the air will be conducted. This is is my greatest anxiety and concern. We are a small population that will be living close to this incinerator….. I don’t trust that our health is of concern to any governments or big business!
Point 6: the impact of HGV traffic on a narrow rural trunk road. Whether traffic is to approach from the East or West - there are hazards - narrow Cefn bridge or frequent flooding. Increased HGV traffic will also have a negative effect on our health and local environment- pollution!