Buttington Quarry - ERF

Received 24 May 2021
From Linda Whitehouse


I object to the Buttington Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) on a number of grounds.
Firstly, there is now a moratorium on these large incinerators in Wales.
Secondly, Powys has a high recycling rate so does not produce anywhere near the amount of waste predicted to be delivered to the facility.
Thirdly there are some priceless archaeological sites within a short distance of the proposed site which should not be compromised.
Fourthly, there are some key protected species in the area which have protection from the Biodiversity Action Plan (or BAP) including slow worms.
Finally, can we be reassured that the applicants will have to submit accurate modelling of the smoke and emission plumes from the facility/chimney taking prevailing winds and local topographical and meteorological conditions into account.