Representations received regarding Mor Hafren: Energy Recovery Facility

The list below includes all those who submitted representations.

SourceRepresentation - click on an item to see more details
Members of the Public/Businesses
Jodie Rauch
"We already have an in incinerator a few miles down the road, the planned site is to be on an already VERY congested Lamby Way. The site will affect local wildlife abs air quality, it will be an eyesore, right next to many schools and a giant windmill, the fumes will be spread all across Cardiff and Newport. 2 sites should not be this close together, I feel Cardiff East (the more poverty stricken area) has enough dumped here already! I strongly oppose the plans, as a resident I have a right to enjoy clean air."
Members of the Public/Businesses
Paul Flint
"From examination of the planning application and documents provided I am concerned that the developers have not fully considered a community impact assessment to demonstrate how this proposal will benefit residents of rumney and the surrounding area. Also the socio-economic impact on the place and residents is also not clear. Will the developers be seeking to use local residents, young people from the schools /colleges in its development and working of the site. Additionally, have the developers and Cardiff council fully considered the principles towards sustainable development as part of the future generations Wales act? Whilst this has a wider benefit towards waste and production of energy, I am concerned about the impacts towards the local commjnity and that these are still not being considered. "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Catherine MacArthur
"I strongly object to Mor Hafren’s application to build an incinerator next to [**REDACTED**] high school. The World Health Organisation recommend that the ‘siting’ of an incinerator should not be next to residential areas. The siting of this incinerator is located within 700 metres of a high school and residential housing. I believe that building an incinerator in an already deprived area where the pupils receiving free school meals is double the average , is putting children who are already disadvantaged even worse off. There is evidence that air quality effects concentration in children and there are many schools within a small radius of the planned site. I believe this would be in a direct conflict to the Future Generations Act. There are no incinerators in Megan’s plan to thrive. I also believe the Vistual display of the incinerator so close to schools would be disturbing to young development minds. "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Christine Price
"I believe the pollution from this will be very harmful to the people living close,there is a school almost next to it,.the only salt marsh in Cardiff is also close by any pollution leak would catastrophic to the area,we also have a incinerator a few miles away in Splott which is constantly pumping out pollution.the visual impact of it is very undesirable plus the constant pollution from traffic this will cause.there are many schools in the are surrounding the proposed site and thousands homes all in all this a very unfair position to place this new incinerator which will affect thousands people.i can see no positive impact from this incinerator only negative ones."
Members of the Public/Businesses
David Lee
"I do not want to see the incinerator built for the following reasons; Air quality - the smoke plume would be forced down due to the wind turbine. During the pandemic a lot of focus has been on air quality being a factor in the effects of the virus. The has been no confirmation of what contamination could be reduced into the air. The site is also too close to housing and schools. The road infrastructure is not suitable for the estimated extra heavy goods vehicles transporting waste to and from the site. The roads are already congested and the goods vehicles would add more air pollution. The site is on the SSI Wentloog levels and it’s bio diversity and wildlife would be affected. The Rumney area of Cardiff has carried the weight of waste disposal and deprivation for long enough. Mor Hafren would just add to this with no palpable benefit for the community. Rumney/ Trowbridge and St Mellons needs investment and the right development NOT Mor Hafren."
Members of the Public/Businesses
Paul Stock
"I object to this application and want the whole project stopped. The location of the proposed site is too close to Eastern High School and will expose the young people of Rumney to the dangers of heavy industrial traffic and the pollutants associated with the plant. I also do not believe that Eastern Cardiff has the necessary infrastructure to cope with the increased traffic that would be supplying the incinerator; we already experience chaos when Lamby Bridge is closed or Rumney Bridge is down to one lane. The people of Rumney already put up with rest of Cardiff’s waste at the Lamby Way tip and has to deal with the toxic consequences of that together with the stench and flies in the summer. I don’t believe the people in this area are being treated fairly by being expected to put up with this development and suffer the negative impact it will bring to their every day lives. "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Rhys Jenkins
"I am writing to make my objection to this project clear. I am devastated that this building is being built so close to my home and so close to local schools. It is unthinkable that the safety of local residents is being jepodized due to a zoning policy that in my opinion disregards quality of this communities air and water. I am aware of the measures being taken by Mor Hafren to reduce the toxicity of the gases released but I feel that these steps do not go far enough and does not reassure me that my life will not be negatively impacted as a consequence of this site being approved. I also object to the increase in traffic at the times of day and night and do not feel that adequate steps have been taken to reduce noise impact on local residents and feel that my house will be subjected to a constant barrage of sound aswell as the increased pollution associated. Rhys Jenkins "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Cllr Bob Derbyshire
"Please note I wish to object to the above planning application on the following grounds: (i) Traffic : The heavy vehicles which will be servicing this site would not be appropriate for some of the small roads and will also potentially cause more congestion on some already very busy road. (ii) Bio Diversity: This site lies alongside a SSSI and because of the nature of the application this potentially could result in damage to the SSSI, which is sensitive to pollution both air borne and from any effluent/spillage leaking into the reens, both during the construction of the site and the day to day running of it. (iii) Building: The design is overbearing when compared to the buildings in the proximity and will be seen from a considerable distance. Given its location on a flat part of the area this is a totally unsuitable design. Bob Derbyshire Councillor for Rumney "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Cllr Michael Michael
"Dear Sir or Madam.Please accept this email as an objection to the above application for the following reasons. Visual Amenity,The building is overpowering in its massing,scale,design and impacts on the residential areas and green spaces surrounding it.the height would overpower the street scene. Ecology,The area is a SSSI protected reen network. The building would add no architectural value to the surrounding area as It would stand out against the Green landscape surrounding it. The building would be incongruous. Drainage,Ensuring acceptable sustainable drainage solutions can be achieved. Regards Michael Councillor Michael Michael Councillor for Trowbridge and St Mellons Cabinet Member Clean Streets and Environment "
Members of the Public/Businesses
David Lee
"We do not want the Mor Hafren plans to be approved for the following reasons; Air Quality- Cardiff has, currently a poor standard of air quality. Air quality has been proven to be a factor in the general health of the population. During the current pandemic the Welsh Government has made several announcements about air quality being important. The Mor Hafren incinerator would further worsen the air quality, with the smoke plume and contamination, which is yet to be declared. The site is next to a wind turbine that would force the smoke plume down closer to ground levels. Within the close vicinity there is housing and schools - the potential toxic air would be severely harmful to the children and residents. Transportation of the “fuel” for the site would be via already congested, unsuitable road infrastructure- the number of heavy goods vehicles would exacerbate the air quality issue. The site itself is on a SSI area with a bio diverse water system. The potential contamination of which and the disturbance of the wildlife would be almost a foregone conclusion and the area would probably not recover. The site itself is out of context for the area being almost three time’s higher than any other structure in the panorama. The site would not be pleasing to the eyes and would undoubtedly be classed as an eyesore. The East of Cardiff, Rumney especially has done its part in the disposal of waste area. The areas of Rumney, Trowbridge and St Mellons are officially classed as deprived. The areas should be benefitting from the right development- in jobs/ enrichment of the environment for living, work and leisure. The proposal offers none of the above only further pushing the deprivation and lowering the standard of life. We trust that our objections will be duly recorded and taken into account. Regards D Lee and C Lee "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Rhiannon Hargreaves
"I am writing to lodge my objection in response of the above planning application to the proposal from Mor Hafren Bio Power to build a waste incinerator at land of Newlands Road, Wentloog, Cardiff. (Ref: DNS/3236340) Please find attached my objections to planning application, DNS 3236340 which are outlined below: The construction of an incinerator will put the health of local residents at risk and fails to tackle the climate and ecological emergency which Cardiff Council and Welsh Government have announced and are resolved to fight against. The development will have an impact on people living in the City of Cardiff and more widely. Existing incinerators in the UK have generated more than 11m tonnes of Co2. A further installation of this nature, producing in the region 650 tonnes of Co2 per day is incompatible with the declaration of the Welsh Government of a Climate Emergency insofar that it would help prevent reaching the pledge of carbon neutrality by 2030. This proposal is clearly inconsistent with the Welsh Governments obligations under the Wellbeing of Future Generations Act and the Paris Climate Change Agreement. Incinerators create increases in air pollution, noise pollution and an increase in road traffic. Splott already has 1 waste incinerator, and with proposals for another in Wentloog, the east of Cardiff is at risk of up to three incinerators within close proximity to homes and schools in Splott, Tremorfa and Pengam Green. Given these incinerators currently in operation, a concentration of this nature with its adverse impact on health, would be unjustifiable. Moreover, the proposed location is next to a gypsy and traveller caravan site which has a number of residents with existing disabilities and health conditions (including respiratory problems). I understand that projections of the smoke plume from the proposed incinerator chimney show nitrous oxide released at ground level and a 30% increase in concentration to surrounding areas. Given the combined impact of the two other local incinerators – this is a matter of even greater concern especially given the endemic presence of current viruses (Covid-19) which particularly attacks respiratory systems There is absolutely no need for this proposed incinerator facility. Given current overcapacity in the incineration market, a new incinerator is likely to necessitate the import of waste from outside the local area creating significant harm (noise pollution, increased traffic) with no benefit for the local community. I would request you fully take note of these concerns during the consideration of this application. Yours sincerely, Rhiannon Hargreaves "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Brenda Griffiths
"Planning Officers. I have been a resident of Rumney Village for 51 years, and consider myself of good sense, sound judgment in practical and environmental issues. Throughout that time I have seen the East of Cardiff thats part of the SSI Gwent levels, invaded with such force of pollution's, light pollution/industry/traffic/loss of habitats/loss of peat bogs/ water reens, to name a few. Therefor I am anxious and strongly opposed this plan of the Mor Hafren Incinerator. JUSTIFICATIONS. VISUAL. The plan will have a severe detrimental impact on many areas as, invasive views from residents houses/ schools/green spaces/Gwent levels/coastal walks and all cardinal points of the compass throughout Cardiff. and the South Wales coastline. Also the construction plan is near a windmill which will increase the plums distribution. The build will impact 90% of areas. WILDLIFE. iMor Hafren proposed plan is in the area of S.S.I. See All in Link. https://naturalresources.wales/media/659927/SSSI_1122_SMS_EN00122b5.pdf AIR QUALITY. Recent months of lockdown there has been a significant improvement in the air quality, sadly that will not be permanent when normality of road traffic returns with an extra 40 to 60 per day of Mor Hafren HGVs laden with toxic waste which have to use A and B roads to access the site, also NEALS Atlantic/Recycling company near the planned site could double that traffic flow for their use of the incinerating. The A/B roads are Lamby Way. Wentlogg Avenue, which often have varied incidents that obstruct and traffic has to redirect , therefore when HGVs need to access to the site there is only two roads which are local residential roads with two lanes one road has a primary school, and both have weight restriction of 7tons. If Plans are submitted for any incineration constructions surrounding the Bristol Channel /Welsh coastline and S.S.I coastline areas there plumbs will be distributed by the atmospheric winds and tides that will carry a category of plumbs of PM2/3/5 partials which will harm humans and wildlife. SUMMARY. Some areas of Cardiff East near the proposed plan are classed as deprived areas which seem to be favour of choice for authorities to use for polluting conglomerates. it has had forty years of major landfill, there is a toxic waste station (Biffa), and constant pungent smells for twenty years ( that are constantly investigate by N.R.W.) A major increased traffic on roads built in the late 19 centaury to suit that time of flow, light pollution, heavy/light industry, they all have polluting properties. Governments, Local authorities, Conglomerates, do not know what the long term health, well being and mental effects any pollutions will cause.......... Therefore I ask you to think with earnest and intent of the future for ourselves, children, grandchildren and wildlife. Please do not allow this planning permission as an easy fix to burn ALL types of waste. Yours very sincerely Mrs Brenda Griffiths. "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Ceri Terrington
"I wish to object to the proposed biomass incinerator in Wentloog, Cardiff due to the issues of air pollution. The Welsh Government has granted Cardiff Council £21m in order to improve air quality in the City. What is the point in using this money to upgrade public transport and then have this biomass incinerator leak toxic waste into the atmosphere. Also there will be a significant increase in traffic taking waste to and from this site which again will increase air pollution. If Cardiff Council are serious about leading the way in clean air for our City they should not be considering allowing any more of these to be built Cardiff or anywhere else in the Country for that matter. "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Ceri Terrington
"I object strongly to the proposed biomass incinerator in Wentloog, Cardiff. The Welsh Government has granted Cardiff Council £21m to be spent improving air quality in the City of Cardiff. It seems ludicrous that they would spend this money and say that they will be leading the way in the mission to achieve clean air by upgrading public transport when they are then granting planning permission for this toxic waste facility. Along with the toxic waste it will produce there will also be the added environmental impact from all of the vehicles taking waste to and from the facility. I hope that everyone involved in the granting of planning permission for this sees sense and sees that this is far from what is needed in our beautiful City of Cardiff. Hopefully other Councils will also see sense and no other such toxic waste producers are permitted to be built in this Country. "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Ffion Power
"To whom it may concern, The development of the incinerator in the CF3 area is a gross attack on the people of this area of Cardiff and a complete manipulation of powerless people in this community. Trowbridge, the area that will be most significantly affected by the development of this incinerator, is already a community under significant struggle. It is one of the poorest boroughs in Cardiff, one of the poorest areas in all of Wales. It has one of the lowest education attainment rates of Cardiff as a whole and the choice to develop on this land is a blatant manipulation of people deemed too uneducated and too poor to have any realistic form of defence. This community is already troubled by socioeconomic issues, so to ladle on the issue of air pollution and to increase the rates of poor health in this community is utterly disgusting. As a student of Cardiff University, and a permanent resident of the CF3 postcode since my birth, I will be pitching a campaign/protest against the further development of this incinerator within my university itself and beyond the community of CF3 to the rest of Cardiff. I, and the rest of the community, will not tolerate the shameful manner in which notification of development and information on this project has been implemented. The hiding of development plans inside Domino's Pizza leaflets, with full knowledge that these are likely to be discarded, was and still is one of the most conniving ways in which any “reputable” development was notified to the local community. The constant avoiding of conversation with rightfully angry residents was another. Taking advantage of this Firebreak lockdown to continue development plans whilst residents are legally obliged to remain indoors and avoid public space is by far the most manipulative manner in which the development plans have been implemented to go ahead. As Cardiff and many other parts of the U.K. are seeking to become more green and striving for cleaner air and a reduction in pollution, I firmly believe that this small community is capable of creating a significant backlash to the disgusting and abusive manner in which you are exploiting the poor, the less educated and the systematically powerless to make money off poisoning the local community and damaging our local nature. Shame on you, shame on Môr Hafren, and shame on anybody who has participated in the planned suffocation of the people of CF3. Sincerely, Ffion Power"
Members of the Public/Businesses
Gareth Latham
"The people of Rumney do not want this facility in the neighbourhood thank you. X"
Members of the Public/Businesses
Gareth Regan
"I have serious concerns that they are even thinking of building an incinerator so close to Schools and Housing there is a risk of really bad air pollution to human life also it could catch fire like the other incinerator in Lamby Way I WOULD LIKE TO OBJECT."
Members of the Public/Businesses
Georgina Savell
"I would like to object to this being built. Living in this area will be affected by this recycling plant pumping out fumes and smells"
Members of the Public/Businesses
Geraint Atkins
"Cardiff Council currently uses Viridor incinerator and already doesn't have enough to keep it at reasonable capacity, my concerns as a resident is where does Mor Hafren plan to import it's waste from, it doesn't benefit the local communities at all. There is a solar farm planned to be built for renewable energy already, so why do we need to burn oil and other elements in order to start up an incinerator in order to obtain energy, it's unecessary. Incinerators burn plastic and so they are reliant upon fossil fuel (this isn't renewable) (as most plastics are made from crude oil). The small amount of energy produced by incinerators is generated inefficiently and comes at a high climate cost. The amount of fossil CO2 generated per tonne of plastic being incinerated is scary, this doesn't work for the Welsh Governments Policy and Strategy - Clean Air Plan for Wales: Healthy Air, Healthy Wales. The combined pollution levels with other incinerators currently operating in south wales will have a detrimental impact on the environment. Willowbrook Primary School, Eastern High School, Rumney Primary School, Greenway Primary, St John Lloyd, Ysgol Pen-Y-Pil, Meadowlane Primary are all within a close radius to the planned incinerator, how can we expect children to live a clean and healthy lifestyle with astronomical pollution surrounding their every day lives. It will not create local jobs as the majority are specialist roles which are sub-contracted. The location of the incinerator would be a massive waste of time due to the climate change and water rising levels, it is expected that water levels could rise as high as 6-10metres. https://sealevel.climatecentral.org/uploads/research/Global-Mapping-Choices-Report.pdf this incinerator would essentially be burning itself out of a job anyway. The plume would be spread further than planned due to the nearby wind turbine. Increased emissions from trucks and cars being driven down lamby way will cause even more traffic issues. Taking into account the above, i object to this planning application."
Members of the Public/Businesses
Glenys Evans
"It is not acceptable that an incinerator is even thought about being so near to residential areas. There are several primary schools in the area you children will be breathing in the pollution caused by the incinerator. It will be a blight on the landscape, surely there are sites further away from residential areas that could be considered."
Members of the Public/Businesses
Liam Healan
"This is an email to object whole heartily on this. The environmental impact building this so close to 4 schools is disgusting. You should feel ashamed. The smells these incinerators give off from residual waste is appalling. I hope you can reconsider this!!! Please If anything for the health of our children. Very upset and angry local resident. Kind regards. Liam. "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Mark Bowen
"I object to the planning and building of the above. Visually the impact is huge to this residential area, an area where there are few schools nearby. Other in packs include noise, smell, and air pollution to a beautiful area "
Members of the Public/Businesses
S Perry
"I wish to object to the Mor Hafren plans for the following reasons:- Such a huge building will be an eyesore on the landscape added to this the increased traffic on an already busy road and the air quality contributing to poor health on the nearby residential areas, schools and the wider environment. "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Sian Hewlett
"The proposed site is extremely close to Eastern High School as well as a number of primary schools. This poses two issues. One of the health of the children that come from the surrounding areas to attend the schools. The other is the additional traffic that it will cause to an already heavy traffic area. The site is extremely close to houses and the sound both from site traffic and the running of it, pollution and the health implications make this a poor choice. Air quality in Cardiff is already the 4th worst in the UK. I have yet to see any data that confirms incinerators don't add to CO2 emissions or air pollution. The St. Mellons area is also due to have a large train station added in the coming years. The impact of this on the area can be offset with the benefits of better transport links and jobs. This incinerator will add no benefit to the local area. It is only going to add to the feeling that one of the poorest, most deprived areas of Cardiff is once again being used as a dumping ground. "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Adelheid Johnson
"I object to the building of the Incinerator as I believe we have adequate facilities in Cardiff already .We already have an incinerator in central cardiff which is more than sufficient to handle the waste generated. Also the added traffic and the added pollution that this will be caused by this will be detrimental to residents health. The planned incinerator will be located close to primary and secondary schools and the children growing up in the area will literally be breathing in toxins on a daily basis. I find this unacceptable as it will affect their health and definitely shorten their lifespan. "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Ms Clare James
"I object to the proposed Mor Hafren development because according to the Real Time Air Quality Index, Cardiff frequently exceeds pollution limits. Building another incinerator will increase traffic to the site and increase air pollution in Cardiff, particularly in the CF3 area, where the incinerator will be very close to a school and residential areas. The area is also adjacent to an SSSI and furthermore, building incinerators in no way meets the aims and objectives of the Wellbeing of Future Generations Act, nor the aspirations for Cardiff to become carbon neutral by 2030 as set out within Cardiff Council's One Planet document. A public inquiry session is essential."
Members of the Public/Businesses
Paul Bellamy
"I completely oppose this facility being built. There is already one a few miles away. I’m within 500m radius and I’m really worried about the smaller particles. The increased traffic. Wildlife. Danger to my long term health. Danger to the wider community. Size of the facility. This is completely wrong to put it so near schools and residential properties. This must not go ahead. "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Rohima
"I oppose the idea of building this incinerator in the St Mellons area. Many of this area already feel like we have been shoved aside and forgotten about. It seems as if the government feels this area is a dumping ground of Cardiff, which is supported by the idea of planning to build an incinerator here. It is unfair that this has gone to planning stage without consulting the people that live in this area. I will be living here for years to come so I should have a say in deciding whether this should be built in my area. Research has shown that the government selectivity chooses poorer areas to build these incinerators. Of course you wouldn’t dream of building this in your wealthier areas! The CF3 area, with the new planning application of Hendre Lakes development has a potential to thrive and attract business and people from all areas of Cardiff and outside Cardiff. By building an incinerator you are counteracting the positive development of this area. St mellons has a nature conservation area that is also proposed in the Hendre lakes development. It is a natural habitat for the endangered species, the cuckoo. You are green washing this project by stating it’s safe for the environment, but this incinerator will most definitely cause negative long term impacts of wildlife in this area along with poor air quality for residents. During a time where we are focusing on saving the planet, you are building this incinerator which would worsen our planet, by potentially endangering species that are already at risk. There is not enough research to state this incinerator does NOT affect our health in any way whatsoever, with the lack of evidence, I do not feel it’s safe and in our best interest to build this in an area which is full of young families like myself. St mellons is already a nightmare to get in and out of, and this project will worsen that with all the added traffic it will bring. Why would you worsen an area that has already been neglected by the council? There are finally positive changes and developments proposed for this area, and once again it feels like the government can’t be bothered with our area and would rather just use it as their dumping ground. We have a promising future for our area to thrive in terms of nature and quality of living and this potential future is being taken away from us with this incinerator being built. There is obvious discrimination in the social classes by choosing st mellons/CF3 area as the location to build this incinerator and it is simply unjust. I urge you to consider developing this elsewhere where the implications of an incinerator wouldn’t be this detrimental. There is already nearly 2000 signatures to stop this incinerator being built. Most of these being from people in the area. The fact that most people in the area are opposed to the idea, should be sufficient to stop this incinerator being built as we are the ones who will be affected by this and we will have to deal with the consequences. "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Adrian Lindsay
"As a local resident I am objecting to the incinerator on the grounds of environmental impact both visually as it will dwarf anything in the local area along with its impact on local wildlife, at a time when we should be protecting our natural resources. Please take into consideration bees, bats etc. With increased traffic and pollution to and from the proposed site it will have a damaging effect. Kind regards Adrian Lindsay"
Members of the Public/Businesses
Atif Mohammed Hussain
"My name is Atif Hussain. I reside on Harrison drive, Cardiff with my family within 700m of the proposed energy recovery facility (ERF) site. My family and I have lived in St. Mellons for 17 years. We love our area, the surroundings, the community, the green spaces, lake and the fresh clean air. I volunteer as The Treasurer on the Steering Group , Together Trust, which is championing residents’ voices on how 1 million pounds of lottery funding can be spent to make our area a better place to live in. I also volunteer in the litter picks and during the lockdown, I undertook several solitary litter connections and liaised with Cardiff Council who have been spectacular in supporting me. Natural Resources Wales and several members of our Residents against the CF3 incinerator group also got involved in cleaning the local reens including Rhosg Fawr Reen, Cobol Road and the lanes around Hendre lake during lockdown, socially distanced at all the time. Quite simply, I adore this area and the community. During these litter picks, I do get up close and familiar with all the types of rubbish discarded: household and commercial waste. The majority of the waste we collect and bag up, though, I would argue does not need to be incinerated or sent to landfill. Cans, plastic bottles and paper can be recycled. Garden waste and a lot of cannabis plant cuttings which we collected from the reen and from the layby on Cypress drive could be used as compost. I have brought home wood panels to use in my garden for a water fall feature and for building garden furniture and raised garden boxes. I cannot fathom why a further ERF is needed in this region when we should be pushing for more recycling and upcycling of our waste and cease to be a throwaway society. By building this incinerator, we risk just that. We would have to throw a lot more waste away to feed this monster of an ERF otherwise the other risk is that waste will be imported and transported here. Neither of these 2 scenarios are justifiable. I cycle around the CF3 area and I also cycle to work on Cardiff Road, Newport when the schools are closed during July, August and this Firebreak lockdown. I cycle on Ty mawr lane on my way to work and I look forward to seeing the bevy of swans with their cygnets in Drenewydd reen. Sometimes they are further upstream in Pencoed Reen. It is fascinating to see the wildlife in the local area. Cycling on the way back along Ty Mawr lane, I can see the giant wind turbine at G24 and I am acutely aware that the ERF will be sited right next to it. Visually , this ERF building is not in keeping with the visual appeal of the landscape and would be an eyesore and the blot on the beauty of the coastal area. I cycle to work on cycle paths that run parallel to the roads in Newport, along Duffryn way, Lighthouse road and Docks way. However when I cycle on the cycle path adjacent to A48 Southern Distributor Road (SDR) between the roundabouts for Docks way and Cardiff Road, [**REDACTED**]. I believe it is because of the vehicle numbers on this road and the number of HGVs lead to the higher level of pollution on this stretch of road. I am sure these vehicles are emitting within legal limits, [**REDACTED]. I have fortunately found a cycle path that allows me to avoid the SDR. I am aware that the emissions from this ERF will be within legal limits even though they can breach those limits a few times a year. I live very close to this proposed ERF site. [**REDACTED**]. I cannot escape these emissions and find an alternative other than to leave this area which is my home. When I am not cycling, I usually run around the CF3 area early in the mornings so that I miss out on the evening traffic emissions. I run from Newport road to Caer Castell place where I get a fantastic view of the coast. The ERF will no doubt spoil that view. As I run down through the CF3 area, I usually collect litter and drop them off in the council bins along the way. This was one of the reasons I became a litter pick champion for my area. The ERF will be sited close to the giant wind turbine. Running down Trowbridge road from Greenway road, I can see feel the wind blowing on my face and I see how close the ERF will be to the school, and I shudder to thinks what effect the emissions will have on the staff and students in that school especially if they are asthmatic. The other problems is the actually how close the ERF and the wind turbine are to each other. I looked at this resource below to understand the complexities of turbulence of air movement around a wind turbine: https://www.windpowerengineering.com/how-turbulent-wind-abuse-wind-turbine-drivetrains/ Page 87 of the mor hafren environmental statement states there will be a marginal increase which they classify as insignificant. I was told at their first public consultation at the Beacon centre in September 2019 that the emissions are “harmless water vapour”. I can’t see their emission are harmless, but their modelling is based upon nitrous dioxide. There is no mention of the dispersal of water vapour in the report. And these emissions will smell and they have accepted there will be an odour. Why should I have to suffer this odour at home all the time. I chose to live in St. Mellons because there is no odour here. The air is clean and odourless. I am writing this objection on a warm November night (1st November 2020), so carbon dioxide emissions are a concern. I cycle to work when I can to reduce my carbon footprint. I can not see how this ERF will help to reduce carbon emissions when there is no carbon capture fitted. Rather than landfill, we get skyfill. "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Charlotte
"The negative impact of this supposed incinerator have many including, noise pollution within a radius that many of us will find disturbing including residential areas and schools. I partially empathise with schools the poor school students who will have to take exams in the future with background noise of the sound of the factory. Others include the suppose wanting of lorries taking waste to the incinerator 24 hours a day, not to mention the long term effects on peoples health and wellbeing e.g poor immunal health (Lungs and Cardiovascular difficulties) and the difficulties to be able to sleep or stay asleep with the noise."
Members of the Public/Businesses
Dawn Loring
"I object to the building and operation of the said incinerator, no fancy names in this house, on a number of reasons: additional traffic creating more pollution and congestion on the roads, too close to schools, residential properties and SSI sites and most importantly already have said facilities in Cardiff and surrounding areas."
Members of the Public/Businesses
Emma Gammon
"I strongly object to the proposed Energy Recovery Facility, for the following reasons: 1. Aesthetics - the facility will be a significant blight on the Gwent Levels landscape. We are extremely fortunate to have such beautiful nature on our doorstep and as a young family we regularly visit Newport Wetlands and walk along the coast path - both areas which will be ruined if the proposal goes ahead. 2. Proximity to the new Eastern High School - it is ludicrous that such a facility can be considered so close to a school. Who knows what impact this would have on the next generation. 3. Ecology - the effect on the SSSI area will be extremely damaging. 4. Traffic - the inevitable increased traffic level from not only the construction of the facility but thereafter will have a devastating impact on the environment. The traffic is already significant on Rover Way and the surrounding areas- it is seen as a "rat run" by many residents and visitors of Cardiff and Newport and is already grid locked in rush hours. If this last 7/8 months have taught us anything it is how important the "outdoors" are to us and the proposed facility should NOT go ahead. "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Gareth West
"I wish to strongly object to this planning application on the grounds of Air Quality: (1) The amount of vehicles that will be travelling to and from the site from various parts of the country is not acceptable.The emissions from these vehicles WILL impact on people, children and local wildlife throughout the journey of these vehicles particularly when they arrive and depart at the site in Rumney. In this day and age we have a responsibility to look to reduce traffic on our roads not increasing them. Cardiff is looking to introduce a new transport system called the Metro, the aim being to reduce traffic and get people to travel by train, buses and light rail.One of it's main pillars being the environmental effect therefore; you accept the argument that traffic pollutes our Planet and has an impact on local people. How can you then support this application when the amount of traffic needed to support this site will only ever increase and be used everyday of the year? (2) The emissions from the actual site. I do not believe the evidence is proven that these emissions will not have an impact on people and the environment. It would be highly irresponsible not to have all the evidence from both sides of the proposal before making a decision. "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Heather Lindsay
"I am worried about pollution in all forms. I am worried that rubbish from other places will be burnt there. I am worried that the contents will not be monitored and all sorts will be burnt there. I am worried that we are then breathing that in. I am worried about the increase of traffic in the area...we are only a small area and cannot handle an increase in traffic. I am worried about the impact on wildlife this will have. As a resident of the CF3 area I strongly object to this being built. "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Jacqueline Williams
"I object to the incinerator. It is too close to local schools and will affect air quality. In addition, the pollution from extra lorries will affect the air quality even more and cause an increase in traffic."
Members of the Public/Businesses
Joanna McBride
"I strongly object to the proposed Energy Recovery Facility, for the following reasons: 1. Aesthetics - the facility will be a significant blight on the Gwent Levels landscape. We are extremely fortunate to have such beautiful nature on our doorstep and as a young family we regularly visit Newport Wetlands and walk along the coast path - both areas which will be ruined if the proposal goes ahead. 2. Proximity to the new Eastern High School - it is ludicrous that such a facility can be considered so close to a school. Who knows what impact this would have on the next generation. 3. Ecology - the effect on the SSSI area will be extremely damaging. 4. Traffic - the inevitable increased traffic level from not only the construction of the facility but thereafter will have a devastating impact on the environment. The traffic is already significant on Rover Way and the surrounding areas- it is seen as a "rat run" by many residents and visitors of Cardiff and Newport and is already grid locked in rush hours. If this last 7/8 months have taught us anything it is how important the "outdoors" are to us and the proposed facility should NOT go ahead. "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Paul Howlett
"Dear Sir or Madam, I wish to register my objection to this development on the following grounds: 1. Visual impact. The incinerator building and its 70m tall stack would completely dominate views in the local area and beyond. The building is completely out of scale with everything else in East Cardiff and if built would overwhelm sightlines from many residential areas around St Mellons, Trowbridge and Rumney including Harrison Drive, Greenway Road, Caeglas Road, Llanstephan Road, the South Wales Coast Path, Hendre Lake Park and many other places for decades to come. This would have serious adverse effects on the visual amenity of an area that is home to tens of thousands of Cardiff residents. The likely impact is obvious when you visit the locations that will be affected. 2. Inappropriate siting. There are many concerns about emissions from incinerators and the effects that they may have on local populations and the environment, and studies are ongoing. If built this plant would be in extremely close proximity to residential areas, schools and a Site of Special Scientific Interest. Attention must be paid by developers and decision makers to the fact that although the site itself is designated an industrial area, a residential area starts just the other side of the railway line and the SSSI is adjacent. 3. Traffic. The 80+ additional HGV journeys during operation and heavy construction traffic will need to reach the site and will impact upon the already heavily congested roads around Lamby Way. 4. Waste. Incineration at the plant would produce toxic ash which would need to be handled extremely carefully in order to keep residents safe. Incineration sits near the bottom of the “waste management hierarchy” as one of the least favoured options and should not be necessary if efficient and modern recycling processes are implemented. Incineration generates large amounts of carbon dioxide, thus increasing greenhouse gas emissions at a time when this is becoming of escalating concern. 5. Flood risk. The site is within the “Coast at the Wentlooge Levels in the Cardiff Area” Flood Warning Area. Flood warnings in this area are a not uncommon event. The planning application appears not to have considered the effect on the plant and its waste/ash stores of flood water ingress, and only addressed the likelihood of such an event. As 1,365 responses to the original consultation were received with 97% opposed or strongly opposed it is evident that this proposal is causing huge concern to residents. I would ask that the planning application should be rejected. Yours faithfully, Paul Howlett "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Stephen Duncan
"Building something like this in a growing residential area is complete madness and very dangerous to the community. "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Adam McBride
"1) Logic The technology used, burning unsorted waste, is counter to the philosophy of Welsh government in respect of green energy development and the Future Generations Wales act. There will be no carbon capture filters as it is “not commercially viable” according to Mor Hafren representatives. 2) Visual The visual impact to the local area will be nothing short of significant and negative. The antiquated technology proposed cannot be shrunk in size and thus will be scar on the landscape of the Gwent levels. 3) Location The proximity to the new Eastern High School is of significant concern to all those involved with the facility. It would be beyond belief to place such a noisy, polluting development so close to where children are situated for up to 7 hours per day. What message would this be for our future generations? 4) Ecology Impact to the local SSSI area and its ecology are troubling. The reen network is a precious entity in this area and needs to be protected. Its value to the local wildlife and its role of local flood management cannot be overstated. This development would compromise this network of reens. 5) Traffic The addition of 80 lorry journeys per day to the surrounding road network would be the straw that broke the camel’s back. Peak hours during ‘normal’ times are at grid-lock around the Lamby Way area. Any possible prescribed routes by the operator “cannot be guaranteed nor enforced” according to Mor Hafren representatives. I can only conclude from this that the local small lanes and villages, where the roads are already saturated, will be the driver’s chosen route to the new site. This raises the concerns of both safety and air pollution to the local area. Thank you"
Members of the Public/Businesses
Cllr Jackie Parry
"I have objections to this application. I) Traffic, It would be very heavy and completely unsuitable for the small narrow roads 2 )Biodiversity,This application is situated next to an important SSSI Site…including the ancient Reens system. This must be protected at all cost. 3) The building would be very large and completely out of character for the area. Cllr Jackie. Parry. "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Hamsa Jayapal
"Even though Energy Recovery Facility is a necessity , I am not happy with the proposed location due the following reasons: 1.Proximity to the new Eastern High School – due the fact that the long term effects of the effluent gases is not known and there may be lasting effects on the children due to the facility located so close to schools. 2. Ecology - the effect on the SSSI area will be extremely damaging. The wet lands are home to many wild life and birds. 3.Traffic - the inevitable increased traffic level from not only the construction of the facility but thereafter will have a devastating impact on the environment. The traffic is already significant on Rover Way and the surrounding areas. Many residents and visitors of Cardiff and Newport are effected by this and is already grid locked in rush hours. "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Karen Lloyd
"I would like to log my concerns against the planned incinerator. The planned proposal is situated near many schools and very close to them main high schools serving the East of Cardiff, this combined with the emissions from the extra traffic will have a detrimental effect on air quality in the area and have a negative impact on our children’s health. "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Andrea Turner
"I wish to object to the incinerator for the following reasons. Air Quality- this will contribute to what is already an area of poor air quality. Air quality has been proven to be a factor in the general health of the population and is of even more concern during the current pandemic. Houses and schools - there are many houses and schools very close to the proposed site and the potential toxic air would be severely harmful to the children and residents. Transportation - the local roads are already congested, unsuitable for HGVs and unable to cope with the already existing volume of large unsuitable vehicles. The site is on a SSI area with a bio diverse water system. The potential contamination of wildlife should be unthinkable and the area would probably not recover. "
Members of the Public/Businesses
paul bellamy on behalf of Angela Bellamy
"i oppose this facility due to health reasons. small partcles, increased pollution due to more traffic. to near residential properties. blot on the landscape. destroying an area of special scientific interest and destroying habitat for protected species"
Members of the Public/Businesses
Jayne Constance
"I object to the proposed construction and operation of an Energy Recovery Facility on land off Newlands Road, Cardiff for the following reasons: the proposed site will be near schools and residential communities the proposed site is situated on the Rumney and Peterstone SSSI, contamination of dairy products, poultry and eggs transport network will not cope with the additional 80 heavy goods vehicles carrying 200,000 tonnes of waste on our roads every year, causing drivers to take short cuts through villages. "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Laura Summerfield
"Firstly, I would like to point out my concerns about the air quality already poor in Cardiff. If this plant goes ahead this is going to have a massive impact on the air quality. The proposed site would be situated close to houses, a school, in an area that population is high.... surely this would have a massive risk to health to residents and students. Secondly, the roads around the proposed site are already heavily congested and would not deal with the increased heavy vehicles travelling to and from the sight. This would cause even more damage to our roads and even more chaos with queuing traffic etc. Thirdly, the proposed incinerator would run along sssi land. This in itself is very worrying towards the protection of the wildlife and also the possibility of contamination from the plant spilling out into this area. "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Shannon Jones
"I am writing to express my concerns and thoughts with regards to this application being processed alongside the dreaded solar panel farm. I strongly disagree with everything said on the application and have a number of concerns with regards to the entire project! The land is protected by many societies and should of gone through completely different procedures before applying such drastic changes to our countries wildlife and scenery. The lands are at risk of flooding and I was even refused planning to put a caravan up as a tea room for my customers that keep horses with me at the facilities! I am completely gobsmacked that it’s even been submitted and disgusted it’s got as far as it has despite all the protection that comes with the area!"
Members of the Public/Businesses
Danielle westall
"Cardiff doesn't need another incinerator. Co2 levels are at their highest and the plans don't work for the Welsh governments Clean Air Plan. Please see this as my objection to this planning request. Put our kids health first."
Members of the Public/Businesses
Helen Buss
"We do not want an another incinerator in our area, I object to any further planning, stay out and stop destroying the green green grass of my home. Wales deserves clean air. The welsh government should be ashamed of this goes ahead, build the incinerator next to your own homes if you are so desperate for one. Thank you."
Members of the Public/Businesses
Krzysia Barnsby
"As a Rumney resident, I object to having yet another incinerator so close to residential areas and schools. Wales, and cardioid, are supposed to be working towards a greener future for our country and our families, and another incinerator is the opposite of this pledge. We have a right to breathe clean air, and Cardiff is already struggling to give its residents this basic right. For our children, please reconsider this incinerator. It will cause harm to the local wildlife as well, which we need now than ever right now. Many thanks. "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Peter Leigh-Robinson
"Please don't build this next to [**REDACTED**] school it is a brand new school that cost £m you let this happen and that same school will be empty with in days of you saying yes to is will cost you as the government millions and that's just from 1 of the 4 schools that will have to close due to not having enough students to justify keeping them open the decision of what happens to the 4 schools and 100s of residents that live in the intended location of the incinerator so please put there health before profit"
Members of the Public/Businesses
Pierre Cox
"I object to this proposed development for the following reasons: 1) I am very concerned about the impact on air quality in this area. The facility will be very close to a large school and hundreds of homes. My understanding is that tiny particles that are harmful to health are emitted from these facilities. Given that it will be operating constantly, day and night, the residents living here will be exposed to this at all times. Those with chronic health conditions (especially lung conditions, as is the case for my wife) will be especially at risk over the course of time. 2) Homes that are closest to where the facility would be located already experience significant noise and light pollution from the mainline railway line and also from the freightliner terminal that operates at all hours of the day and night. I am concerned that this proposed facility will bring more noise from its operations and from the vehicles that will be arriving and unloading. This will further detract significantly from the peace and quiet that residents should be entitled to expect in their homes and gardens and neighbourhoods. 3) I am very concerned that the waste being delivered will emit strong smells, as it is unloaded and incinerated, that will waft over the area and again detract from the quality of life that we should be allowed as residents. 4) Essentially, Trowbridge/St Mellons is an area that suffers from a high degree of deprivation. Great efforts have been made over the years to improve the natural beauty of the area and the quality of life for all its residents (e.g. the Hendre Lake Park and its surrounding area and footpaths). I am concerned that, in addition to the issues above, the sheer size and scale of this facility will be a real eyesore, dominating the area, adding to the industrialised feel already imposed by the railway and the freightliner terminal and detracting from the wellbeing of all its residents.This seems terribly unfair, given everything that this area already has to contend with. 5) The Wentloog levels are designated as a flood risk area. Flood risk maps show that there is an increasing risk of major flooding in this area in the years to come,due to rising sea levels. I am very concerned that a facility like this is being proposed for such a vulnerable area. The implications are bad enough for us as residents anyway, but will be made far worse if a facility like this gets flooded so near to so many homes. "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Alessandra Aversa
"From words extracted from a scientific paper, "This process of waste incineration poses a significant threat to public health and the environment. The major impact on health is the higher incidence of cancer and respiratory symptoms; other potential effects are congenital abnormalities, hormonal defects, and increase in sex ratio. The effect on the environmental is in the form of global warming, acidification, photochemical ozone or smog formation, eutrophication, and human and animal toxicity" (Sharma et. Al 2013). In 2020, governments should be looking at much more environmentally responsible ways to manage communal waste. Greener options are available and should be implemented to facilitate the transition to a carbon neutral society From a social point of view, most of the CF3 post code is known to not be an affluent area. The installation of an incenerator would have a severe negative effect on this community. House princes would fall and people who have struggled all their life to become home owners will find themselves at a loss, with no financial support to fall back on. There is plenty of evidence showing that incenerators are at least 3 times more likely to be installed in deprived areas, which is most likely why the CF3 area has been suggested. However, the negative financial impact the introduction of an incenerator would have on the financial health status of the community is devastating. Thus, the decision must be reversed, otherwise it would render this area more deprived than it already is. The outcome of this very likely scenario, if the incenerator were to be installed, is a rise in health issues within its inhabitants, drop in house prices, reduction of employment and rise in criminality. Why the council would allow that to happen to then have to take the overall cost of it on board is illogical and demands a change in policy. Hoping to have put my point across logically and factually and that my appeal has a significant impact, Kind regards Alessandra "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Daniel Molcher
"This project will have a detrimental effect on the surrounding areas. The emissions given off by the incinirator as-well as the additional traffic emissions form the increased vehicles in the area using the incinerator will be blown over the surrounding areas, and many schools and give a negative effect on the air quality. This goes against cardiff council green initiative. "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Darran Hewlett
"I am concerned with the fumes and smell this will produce and damage to the environment, I [**REDACTED**] am extremely concerned the damage will do to my health and other’s [**REDACTED**]. Concerned how close this will be to schools , children’s health will be at risk . Concerned with traffic this will add . Wales was on positive steps for a more greener environment. I feel this will be a mistake and undo all the work Wales has done over the years "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Deborah Watkins
"I wish to express my strong objections to Mor Hafren’s application and I wish for this application to be rejected. I believe the proposed facility will have a detrimental impact on my quality of life and wellbeing as well as that of my family and other residents in my community, without it bringing any benefit us. My main concerns are as follows: 1. Negative impact to health due to reduced air quality as a result of toxins and pollutants emitted from the proposed facility and the increased traffic due to its proximity to residential areas, local schools, the wind turbine (which will push any emission from the facility’s flute downwards), in addition to being approx. 3 miles away from Viridor (causing a cumulative effect). 2. Increased noise and smell pollution, in addition to increased flies and other vermin in the residential areas near the proposed incinerator 3. Negative impact on the environment and climate change as I believe this will hinder incentives to increase recycling "
Members of the Public/Businesses
James Watkins
"I hope that this application is rejected as I believe the proposed facility will have a detrimental impact on all of us who live nearby. I am deeply concerned with the negative impact this will have on air quality and the fact that it's so close to residential area and local schools. Cardiff is already one of the worst cities in the UK for air quality we do not need this facility to make it worse. We already have an incinerator in Cardiff 3 miles away, there is no need for another one, especially not one so close by and close to where people live."
Members of the Public/Businesses
LIANNE DAWKINS
"I strongly object to this toxic monster being built so close to my home and my children’s schools. We live so close, our loved ones live so close, my children learn and play so close. I believe it will have an awful impact on our air quality and be a danger to public health. It would produce toxins such as nitrous oxide, dioxins and CO2 particles, I do not want my family or myself to be poisoned by these. The wind turbine nearby will cause a vacuum which will add to the issue. They say these particles will be small… zero particles is what we need. The extra traffic volume that it would cause will also add to the pollution, also creating noise & light pollution and added congestion to roads that are already too busy. The size of the building and stack would be huge and have a hideous visual impact on the area, it would be a complete eyesore. I believe the environment & wildlife will be contaminated and suffer also, the area is SSSI and on flood levels. The CF3 area is already deprived, please do not subject us to this monstrosity on top. The fear, worry and anxiety this proposal is causing people in the area is immense. It will have a dire impact on peoples mental health if the thing is actually built. Cardiff is proposing to be a carbon neutral city, not the dumping ground for everyone! Why on earth are incinerators being planned to be built here and also for the rest of Wales? Waste will be transported in from areas outside of Wales to burn here…how absurd! This would be a green light for people to just keep creating extra waste, producing more and more, when what we really need are ways to be found for waste to be reduced & recycled. Keep CF3 incinerator free! Please, please, please do not build it here! "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Mr Christopher Coggins by
"There is already to much pollution from the huge amount of traffic. Apart from this it is far to close local schools and housing. The potential for huge amounts of particulates is yet to be established."
Members of the Public/Businesses
S Obrien
"I would like to object to this facility, in particular its location, for the following reasons: 1. The close proximity of this plant to houses and schools, and the potential harm caused by the release of pollutants, toxins and in particular harmful nanoparticles to people living and working close to the plant. 2. The increased traffic on the already congested road network in Cardiff. If you must have an incinerator, site it well away from inhabited areas. In any event, the focus should be on recycling and composting of waste, incineration is not sustainable because of the waste it produces (it is estimated that a combination of recycling and composting reduces global warming gases some 46 times more than incineration generating electricity (AEA, 2001) nor I believe will it be cost effective in the long term."
Members of the Public/Businesses
Sarah Rees Williams
"Consideration should be given to the fact that two planning applications are being considered for development in the area adjacent to st mellons, the incinerator and Hendre park and the cumulative effect of both on disruption to the community by heavy vehicles traffic. This is an area that already struggles with inadequate road structure to manage rush hour times and housing development in the area is ongoing which exacerbates this. The combined effect of increased pollution from this heavy traffic/incineration and likely long term effects on people’s health should be examined given that the South Wales area is already more vulnerable to respiratory conditions. The cost and impact on the NHS in years to come should be examined. Effectively this application is likely to have a substantial impact on quality of life for st mellons residents and change the suburban landscape into an industrial one and affect house prices. In my view the application should be refused. "
Members of the Public/Businesses
BARRY BROWN
"I object to the above mentioned incinerator being built in this area. The location of this incinerator is much too close to our home and that of our Children/Grandchildren. I have grandchildren in the schools nearby and fear for their safety, it is too close to the schools. I believe it will have a detrimental impact on all of our health. It will cause air pollution due to the toxins such and CO2 particles that it will release. I am really concerned for all of the children who will be breathing in these poisons on a daily basis, whilst attending school and living in the area. There is a wind turbine nearby that would cause a vacuum and the Southerly winds will blow the toxins all around us. The size of the building and stack would be a complete eyesore and be out of scale to the surrounding area. It would cause extra traffic to the area adding to the pollution and also create noise & light pollution. The historical landscape of the Wentlooge Levels has a distinctive pattern of reens and drainage ditches. It is classed as SSSI and prone to flooding. I believe the incinerator will contaminate the land and the environment & wildlife will suffer. Many people in the area are anxious & worried about this being built, we do not want it here! Other ways should be looked into for reducing/recycling waste! "
Members of the Public/Businesses
ROSS DAWKINS
"I strongly object to the above mentioned incinerator being built in this area. The location is far too close to homes and schools. I believe it will have an negative impact on our air quality and be a danger to public health, due to the toxins such and CO2 particles that it will release. We as a family will be affected by this, I worry for my children. It would cause extra traffic to the area adding to the pollution and also create noise & light pollution. The size of the building and stack would be a complete eyesore and be out of scale to the surrounding area. I believe the environment & wildlife will suffer also, the area is SSSI and it may also cause flooding. Many people are anxious about this being built here and It will have an awful impact on peoples mental health if the plan goes ahead. "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Stephen Davis
"I feel no need that this building to be put so local to housing. How ever if the filter system is proven technological and it generates FREE power to the near housing that it may affect then let’s compensate those who may be affected "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Claire Crouch
"With recent restrictions, it come to mind that a lot of the local residents have had to self-isolate due to different breathing conditions. The public have been advised by South Wales fire service not to have garden fires due to the risk to our neighbours who have these breathing conditions (and also the risk of the fires becoming out of control). I cannot imagine the amount of pollution that this incinerator will put into the air and affect our population who have breathing difficulties and will no doubt increase the amount of people who suffer from these conditions. I know there are far larger issues that others will raise, but the Health if the community is a huge worry of mine. This will again add to the stress on our NHS !! "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Jayenna Smith
"There are several reasons that I object to this proposal. The site for this proposal is within 700 metres of the local area's brand new state of the art £26million high school, as well as being in extremely close proximity to four primary schools and thousands of residential homes. As a parent of a child in our local high school, I am gravely worried for the children and staff at the schools, who will be spending so much time in such close proximity to the emissions from the burning of waste and the fumes from the additional traffic generated will have a detrimental effect on their health, learning and development. In addition to this, the smell and noise coming from the facility's operation will negatively impact pupils learning, and local residents' standards of living and well-being. The area is already plagued with noise from the Freight terminal and the Aldi warehouse operations. I am also concerned that the wind turbine located adjacent to the site will bring the fumes emitted from the stack back down to ground level in certain weather conditions. The design of the building is ugly, and its visual impact would not be in keeping of the Wentlooge Levels, which should be predominantly flat; it would stand out like a sore thumb on the panorama viewed from Rumney as well as being visible from the schools, and thus make the area look too industrious, taking away much of the greenery currently on view from the aforementioned areas. I do not feel there is a need for another facility of this type, as the Viridor incinerator at Trident Park (3 miles away from the proposed location) already has the capacity to be able to additionally deal with the amount of waste in Mor Hafren's proposal. This would mean that the site of Mor Hafren's proposal, which is within a SSSI and a flood plain, can be left unscathed, and that wildlife levels and the environment there won't be negatively impacted. Also, there is not enough evidence as to the impact of the cumulative effects of two such facilities being within such close proximity to each other. I feel that the roads within the area are already too congested, and this would be severely worsened with the additional traffic to and from the site. This proposal is inconsistent with the Welsh Government's plans to tackle the climate emergency they declared, and their plans to be carbon neutral by 2030. I feel that as we move towards a circular economy, there will not be enough waste generated within the proposed 30 mile radius to keep the incinerator in a steady state of operation, and that within a short amount of time, waste would have to be imported from further afield, thus adding further to Mor Hafren's carbon footprint. Ultimately, I feel that Mor Hafren's proposals offer no enhancements to the area in any way whatsoever, and is in complete disregard of the Future Generations Act and the Welsh Clean Air strategy. I strongly object to this proposal. "
Members of the Public/Businesses
MARILYN BROWN
"I strongly object to the incinerator being built in this area. It's location would be too close to our home and that of our Children/Grandchildren. I have grandchildren in the schools nearby and fear for their safety, it is too close to the schools. I believe it will have a detrimental impact on all of our health. It will cause air pollution due to the toxins that it would produce and the CO2 particles that it will release. I am really concerned for all of the children who will be breathing in these poisons on a daily basis, whilst attending school and living in the area. The size of the building and stack would be a complete eyesore and be out of scale to the surrounding area. It would cause extra traffic to the area adding to the pollution and also create noise & light pollution. I believe the incinerator will contaminate the land and the environment & wildlife will suffer. Many people in the area are anxious & worried about this being built!"
Members of the Public/Businesses
Suzana Howlett
"I strongly object to the plan to build this incinerator. In my country of origin such a development would never be allowed this close to a residential area and I am horrified by the evident disdain of a developer in my adopted country of Wales for local peoples’ health and the enjoyment of their until-now lovely local environment. Any responsible government should reject developments with such power to ruin peoples’ lives where thought is only being given to making a bit of money when there are a thousand locations remote from homes and schools that would be more suitable, and hundreds of alternatives to burning what businesses can’t be bothered to recycle that would render this horror completely unnecessary. We in this area are not third class citizens or a dumping ground for completely inappropriate industrial developments. If this development continues the Welsh Government and the developer should be ashamed of themselves for the blight they will place on the lives of ordinary people for no justifiable reason whatsoever, and I will help make sure that their recklessness and failure to consider the opinions and lives of residents is communicated as widely as possible along with pictures of this hideous, fume-belching carbuncle looming over schools and houses. Shame on Mor Hafren for even considering such an act of industrial-scale vandalism against the place we live in. I would like this planning application to be rejected."
Members of the Public/Businesses
Christian Davies
"I object to the proposed development in the strongest terms. My concerns regarding this development are as follows - this site running 24 hours a day would be a concern due to the levels Noise, Light pollution and the amount of pollution spewed into the atmosphere from the incinerated waste. In addition to this, I am concerned about odours that could come from the site. The sheer size of the building is another concern as the local area is flat and this development, in my opinion, would be very unsightly. A major concern is the already situated wind turbine being so close to the proposed development. This development would also cause additional traffic on local roads that are transporting huge amounts of unknown waste into our community. I am also concerned about the environmental elements such as Bats and Bees and other species in the surrounding area as this is a site of scientific interest. "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Christopher Daniels
"I’d like to strongly oppose this development. I believe the building would be out of character for the location. The sheer size of the building would stick out like a sore thumb, it would be a blight on the landscape. The levels are pretty flat and any building that is twice the size of another building in within a 2-3km radius would stick out and cause a large visual impact. I am also extremely concerned about smells that would come from this development, in addition to that the level of noise would also be concerning - as plans to run the development 24hrs a day in close proximity to large houses estates and schools. Totally unacceptable in my eyes. Taking into consideration all this there would also be a large amount of heavy vehicles on locals roads - lorries carrying large amounts of commercial waste for incineration - possible dangerous/contamination material if these lorries are involved in any accident - a disaster waiting to happen. Again more noise and air pollution. Finally I am extremely concerned about the pollution this development would pump out into the local area and the detrimental impact this would have on my health. "
Members of the Public/Businesses
D Pritchard
"I strongly object to the location of the incinerator. I believe the location should be situated much further away from homes and schools instead of the intended proposal. Pollution will only increase, and I strongly feel the health and impacts this will have on families nearby has not been considered."
Members of the Public/Businesses
James North
"We do not want the Mor Hafren plans to be approved for the following reasons; Air Quality- Cardiff has, currently a poor standard of air quality. Air quality has been proven to be a factor in the general health of the population. During the current pandemic the Welsh Government has made several announcements about air quality being important. The Mor Hafren incinerator would further worsen the air quality, with the smoke plume and contamination, which is yet to be declared. The site is next to a wind turbine that would force the smoke plume down closer to ground levels. Within the close vicinity there is housing and schools - the potential toxic air would be severely harmful to the children and residents. Transportation of the “fuel” for the site would be via already congested, unsuitable road infrastructure- the number of heavy goods vehicles would exacerbate the air quality issue. The site itself is on a SSI area with a bio diverse water system. The potential contamination of which and the disturbance of the wildlife would be almost a foregone conclusion and the area would probably not recover. The site itself is out of context for the area being almost three time’s higher than any other structure in the panorama. The site would not be pleasing to the eyes and would undoubtedly be classed as an eyesore. The East of Cardiff, Rumney especially has done its part in the disposal of waste area. The areas of Rumney, Trowbridge and St Mellons are officially classed as deprived. The areas should be benefitting from the right development- in jobs/ enrichment of the environment for living, work and leisure. The proposal offers none of the above only further pushing the deprivation and lowering the standard of life. We trust that our objections will be duly recorded and taken into account."
Members of the Public/Businesses
Kath Brown
"I believe there are several reasons for this incinerator not to be given permission. I have concerns regarding the emissions from the incinerator which were not allayed by Mor Hafren at their display last year. The planned location is far too close to housing and several schools both primary and high schools Significant increase in traffic on already congested roads again leading to increased air pollution There is an incinerator which I believe is not working at full capacity within a few miles of the planned new incinerator The planned site is very close to Hendre Lake which is frequented by many species of birds This is a 25 year plan to deal with non recyclable waste why would we want a short term solution when we should be dealing with the non recyclable materials by omitting them from our environment completely "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Katie Smith
"As I live near this site, I do not feel that it is safe for myself and neighbours to be within such proximity of this incinerator, especially as there is another incinerator a few miles away from us already. The area already has constant noise from the Freight terminal and the Aldi warehouse operations. The proposed design of the building is unattractive and would completely standout compared to the rest of the Wentlooge Levels - taking away from the view and making the area look industrial when it is a neighbourhood area."
Members of the Public/Businesses
Laura rich
"Please note I wish to object to the above planning application: Traffic : The heavy vehicles which will be servicing this site would not be appropriate for some of the small and predominantly residential roads and will also cause increase congestion onalready very busy road - which is also a current concern. Increase traffic and congestion also has a wider impact on environmental and human health caused by chemical particulates such as lung cancer and asthma. There is also additional traffic impacts that may occur if building commences simultaneously with Cardiff parkway and housing development plans for the area. Extra vehicle commuter traffic may also be a concern as the site is not served by a connecting public or active travel infrastructure. Bio Diversity and mature green spaces : This site lies alongside a SSSI and because of the nature of the application this potentially could result in damage to the SSSI, which is sensitive to pollution both air borne and from any effluent/spillage leaking into the reens, both during the construction of the site and the day to day running of it. There maybe habitat loss and mature trees removed which will impact on much wider environmental impacts and contravenes the wellbeing of future generations act and WHO sustainable development goals Building deaig and area: The design is overbearing when compared to the buildings in the proximity and will be seen from a considerable distance. Given its location on a flat part of the area this is a totally unsuitable design. The building will be seen also by the wider community, including on the Hendre lake area, the main green space. "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Ciaran Collins
"I am a local resident and have several objections to this eyesore being built. - the close proximity to schools and residential areas. - The smell of putrid waste being incinerated - the visual impact of the landscape - traffic congestion - the impact on wildlife on SSSI land On reading the many objections already submitted I feel strongly that as a community this project should not be granted permission for build. I completely concur with the objection noted by wentlooge community council. "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Katie Murphy
"I strongly object to the introduction of the Mor Hafren: Energy Recovery Facility. The facility will be in extremely close proximity to thousands of homes, many schools, outdoor exercise routes and sporting fields. The area is already attempting to manage the air pollution of many other contributors and the introduction of another, more dominating facility would be catastrophic to those who live in the surrounding areas, especially our children. I urge you to reconsider your plans, the local communities nearby will not allow this to go ahead. Regards Katie Murphy "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Stuart Smith
"I object to this as I feel it will be located too close to Eastern Hihh School, and right next to a Turbine which doesn't seem to have been factored into the dangerous that presents to children, teachers and resident breathing in the toxic emissions. It will add even more congestion to a very busy road throughout Cardiff, which will further increase air pollution. I'm also concerned by the damage that could be done to the local wildlife around the construction of the site. We have the Viridor Incinerator already, I don't believe we need another one, especially so close to our community."
Other Statutory Consultees
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Wentlooge Community Council
"Please see the attached document Gweler y ddogfen atodedig"
Members of the Public/Businesses
Laura lane
"I am a local resident and will live in approximately 800m of the planned incinerator. I feel this building will have a negative impact on the surrounding area for residents, school children and wildlife. My main concern is the negative impact it will have on the air quality not only will it emit toxins the increased traffic to and from the facility will also reduce the air quality in the area. The facility will be within close proximity of a secondary school and many primary schools, surely this will have a negative impact on the children’s health and wellbeing. I spend a lot of time going on long walks with family and friends and we love the vast variety of wildlife the local landscapes has to offer, if planning was permitted i am certain the wildlife will perish and the landscape will be destroyed. The once beautiful green landscape that the community love will be overshadowed by this building and it’s extremely high chimney stack. I can not see any advantage to building this incinerator so close to the viridor in splott which in essence will do exactly the same thing. Please stop the east of Cardiff becoming a dumping ground. "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Lynne Yeates
"Dear Mr Thomas, With reference to the planning application....your ref DNS/3236340 on behalf of my husband, [**REDACTED**] myself and my family, we formally register our objection to the proposed development. Our main objection to the proposed facility is that it's on a no through road not fit for purpose, there is only one way in and out past our home. The road was named after our house! We are concerned that the proposed facility will not only increase the traffic problems we are currently experiencing, but also cause a massive increase in traffic involved with the construction of the facility. The road is full of potholes, ruts and sinking drains and the volume of constant traffic-24/7, due to the heavy goods vehicles from Freightliner Terminal, Man UK, Reynolds Engineering, TMX Plant Hire and UPS parcel delivery service. In addition to this, all the workers travelling back and forth to these businesses. Also 40 tonne refrigerated lorries now regularly park on the road outside my home, to take rest breaks and overnight stops. The hedge is often used as a public convenience and litter is left along the road. This can be confirmed by Cardiff Council Environmental Services, Lamby Way, who continually clear up the mess. We are extremely environmentally conscious and have never objected to anything before, always believing it was progress, a bonus for the area/environment and creating jobs. We were excited when we were told a wind turbine was being erected, again thinking of the environment. When construction was completed and the turbine was turned on, the distress caused to us, with the continual noise and flashing was quite unbearable and it seems it was just another money-making adventure. We need someone from Environmental Services to come and measure the noise levels, which to my knowledge hasn't been done since G24 took noise measurements before the turbine was erected. Now the leaves are falling off the trees, the property is showing visible signs of pollution on the buildings, therefore this also must be affecting air quality in the area! The proposed development will be situated 100-200m to the west of our home. On the developer's invitation, we travelled to Plymouth earlier this year to see an existing energy recovery development. The size of the structure was enormous. The proposed structure will block out the setting sun on our home. We can no longer enjoy our garden or open our windows during the summer because of the noise. Whilst being in lockdown, this has caused great distress, [**REDACTED**]. The Yeates family have lived here since 1954, myself upon marriage, since 1972. It was a very close community but we lost all our neighbours when the Welsh Government started throwing millions of pounds for businesses to come to the area. We've seen them come and go to name a few, ACER Computer Plant (which never arrived), G24 Solar Energy (which came and went) and most recently Pinewood Studios, which I believe are in the process of leaving! There seems to be no consistency regarding laws/regulations to protect this area. A 17th century farmhouse which was a listed building since approx. 1979, in the last few months has gone from being protected to being bulldozed. How can this be right? I cannot express how strongly we all feel about this issue and our intention is to object indefinitely. Yours sincerely Lynne Yeates"
Members of the Public/Businesses
[**NAME WITHHELD**]
"As a current pupil at eastern high I have alot of concerns with the possible build of the incinerator. I believe that the smell from the burning waste will not only be pungent it will also be harmful to my health. I am a keen rugby player and I would not like the thought of training on the school pitches whilst inhaling toxic and harmful substances. At present we have wonderful views from our classroom windows if planning is granted future pupils will look out onto the monstrosity of a building with a huge chimney knowing that the air around them is polluting them. Traffic is also a concern to me, I use the country lanes located near the planning site for regular bike rides, the roads are extremely busy already if planning is granted I will no longer be able to use these current routes as not only will there be lorry’s coming and going there will also be the staff cars. Please take into consideration my future health and the health and well being of my family and friends that all live close to me. "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Ben Lidgey
"I am writing to you to express my strong opposition at the plans for the Mor Hafren Bio Power plant proposed for Newlands Rd, Cardiff. As a resident of St Mellons and a parent of a child at [**REDACTED**] School I am opposed to a waste incinerator plant being placed so close to residential and educational areas, with concerns over the extra pollution to the air and environment not only from the incinerator plant, but also the waste being transported to and stored at the site, and the significant increase in lorries on an already busy and congested route. The eastern side of Cardiff already has a number of heavy industrial units and adding more will cause significant environmental and health damage to the area, not only from the output from these units, but also from the increased traffic and noise pollution. There are units such as the Celsa steelworks and the Viridor incinerator, the Freightliner rail yard (producing significant noise pollution during the day and night). The views from the high ground such Rumney Hill of the Wentloog levels and the Bristol channel show the environmental significance of the area. Although there are industrial units such as the distribution depots along Newlands Rd these are relatively low-level in comparison with the proposed plans for the Mor Hafren facility which will be a significant visual tall landmark on an otherwise low-level landscape. The proposed incinerator is in close proximity to the Hendre Lake nature park, the Parc Tredelerch lakes and the Wentloog Gwent Levels site of special scientific interest. These areas are habitats for wildlife species such as Heron and bats that will be affected by the incinerator and increased traffic. The strategies for the Welsh Government Clean Air Plan, commitment to the Well-being Economy Government Network and locally the Cardiff Council Clear Air Plan all demonstrate the importance of clean, healthy, pollution-free environments. This has been made all the more clearer with the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic showcasing the need to improve air quality when airborne viruses can affect and cause breathing and lung complications. The Mor Hafren incinerator should not be given planning permission, and should not be built and operated as it is detrimental to the local environment, to the wider environment and sets the wrong example for Wales. "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Emma Lidgey
"I disagree with the incinerator being so close to a school. There will be huge issues with increasing the already poor air quality, as well as added traffic."
Members of the Public/Businesses
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Jeff Cuffe
"Please see the attached document / Gweler y ddogfen atodedig"
Members of the Public/Businesses
Shirley Eccles
"My grandchildren are at [**REDACTED**] school and I am concerned about high levels of pollutants in near proximity to the school. Not only from waste disposal but also additional traffic flow in the area This is a scheme badly thought through in this modern age when our youth should expect better treatment consideration Shirley Eccles. VERY concerned Grandmother "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Siobhan Hayes
"As a local resident, I object to this proposal on the following grounds: - There is already an incinerator within a few miles of the proposed location. It is completely wrong to allow this relatively disadvantaged part of Cardiff to become a dumping ground for other people’s rubbish. - Cardiff already has a pollution problem, and this will add to it. The nature of the toxic waste this plant would be processing means it may include some high risk pollutants which are as yet not fully understood. This site is close to, and upwind from, a major residential area whose inhabitants' health and enjoyment of their homes is likely to be impacted as a result. - The existence of this facility will encourage transportation of waste from beyond the immediate area. Until each authority is forced to take responsibility for disposal of its own waste locally, there will be little incentive to reduce its production. If its ecological and environmental aspirations are to be anything more than empty words, Wales should take a lead on this, and ban transportation of waste between local authorities and across National borders. - The site is within an SSSI, and has not been used industrial purposes for many years. Wales should protect and develop SSSIs, not conspire to destroy such sensitive environments. - The proposed building is visually out of character with its surroundings, and will be a blight on this low-lying landscape for many miles. The attempts to camouflage it are ludicrous and patronising. "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Yvonne Phillips
"I strongly object to this proposed incinerator. We do not need another one in the areas there is one in Splott. Both my daughter and myself [**REDACTED**] are concerned about the fumes it could emit. There is also too much traffic going down the road which would lead to the proposed incinerator and also the wildlife would be affected. Also it would be built very near to a school which would definitely affect the health children of the future and everyone else. Please we ask that you don’t let the build of this happen as it would affect a lot of people in the area. "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Ben Jeffries
"As a resident within 1km of the proposed the site of the ERF I object to it's construction on the following grounds; This site is far too close to residential properties, the emissions from this facility will not only reduce the air quality for nearby residents but also further reduce the already low air quality across the city. Additionally the particulate matter emitted from this facility will cause damage to the nearby reens, the facility sits within the SSSI area and alongside a SINC area, this is possibly one of the worst sites that could have been identified for this facility. The impact on climate change, at a time when we are all attempting to reduce the amount of carbon emissions produced, the building of an incineration facility is completely counter intuitive. The millions of tonnes of CO2 released from the facility over it's lifetime will have a greater negative impact to the climate than the emissions produced from a landfill site. Studies have shown that much of the waste that is fed to incinerators can in fact be recycled. The impact on recycling, incinerators need to be fed waste to run. The implication of this is that materials that could have been recycled are instead transferred to the incinerator due to the contractual way in which incinerators are operated (minimum tonnage guarantees, put or pay and banding mechanisms). Defra published a report this year stating that of the waste fed to incinerators 53% could be currently recycled, 27% potentially recycled, 12% potentially substitutable and only 8% as difficult to recycle or substitute. The headline there is that over half of the current fuel for incinerators can already be recycled, it is illogical to to build another incinerator when the existing 42 incinerators in the country could double their capacity if they were not being provided with currently recyclable waste. In conclusion, as a resident of the local area I do not want this eyesore constructed, more than that I do not want to inhale the carcinogens it will emit or witness future destruction of the local wildlife. As a resident of this planet I strongly oppose the construction of any facility that will burn waste that could have been recycled and in doing so will emit large amounts of greenhouse gasses. "
Members of the Public/Businesses
James Kempton
"We already have an in incinerator a few miles down the road, the planned site is to be on an already VERY congested Lamby Way. The site will affect local wildlife abs air quality, it will be an eyesore, right next to many schools and a giant windmill, the fumes will be spread all across Cardiff and Newport. 2 sites should not be this close together, I feel Cardiff East (the more poverty stricken area) has enough dumped here already! I strongly oppose the plans, as a resident I have a right to enjoy clean air."
Members of the Public/Businesses
Ms Diane Coles
"I am completely disgusted at the fact that the UK Government have taken it upon themselves to tell the people who live, work, visit the Cardiff East area and Newport area, that we are to have an Energy Recovery Facility - AN INCINERATOR - built in an area of a Site of Special Scientific Interest AND near a high school, AND near homes. This is atrocious! With the amount of traffic that already use the roads down at the coast road, and the extra HGVs that are going to be coming back and fore, this is NOT wanted in our area. The incinerator could release certain Particulate Matter - like PM2.5 - which can cause cancer and other bad illnesses. I STRONGLY oppose this development along with our local councillors, neighbours, children - EVERYONE - and I believe it should be abolished."
Members of the Public/Businesses
rita coles
"i have lived in Rumney for 57 years and i am shocked at the change in the surrounding buildings that have taken over the coast road. I firmly believe that building this incinerator will endanger lives and kill the wild life that live in the SSSI area. Once again innocent lives are in danger for profit."
Members of the Public/Businesses
Thomas Marshall
"I object to the development of a waste-to-energy plant on the Wentloog Levels, and request that the inspectors decline this planning application for the following reasons: Burning waste is incompatible not only with the UK's signatory to the Paris Climate agreement, but also with the Welsh Governments declaration in 2019 of a climate emergency, and the commitments made in April 2019 to be a low carbon economy and tackling climate change with sustainable development. Under the Paris climate agreement, the UK and Wales is required to reduce emissions "as soon as possible", and the UK already has more capacity for waste-to-energy incineration that is predicted to be required, this was noted in an early day motion put to the UK parliament in November 2017. It is also incompatible with the Cardiff Council aims to be carbon neutral by 2030, and improving air quality, with the "city as a whole ending it's contribution to global warming" - keeping this facility fuelled will result in an increase in road traffic as this facility will have to import large volumes of waste from outside the county (as is already happening for the existing plant at Trident Park), with additional pollution from the extra lorry movements. This is clearly in conflict with the aim to improve air quality from reducing traffic emmissions. Trident Park was unable to meet it's objectives within it's original planned capacity, and had to increase the volume of waste being brought in by road in order to meet it's generation objectives, this resulted in more traffic that was originally planned, without further consultation with the impacted communities. The emissions plume from the existing Trident Park facility, will merge with the plume from the new plant when the wind direction is in the prevailing direction, resulting in further reductions of air quality for residential areas which are downwind of both plants, areas which including large housing estates, and a number of primary and secondary schools, along with the Wentloog Levels site of Special Scientific Interest. It's clear that even a modern waste-to-energy plant is not carbon neutral - there is a legal case underway challenging the decision not to include emmissions from plants like Mor Hafren in the measures of emmisions of greenhouse gases by burning fuel. In 2019, the existing plant at Trident Park exceeded it's emissions limits on a number of occassions levels resulting in schedule notices being issued, even modern well-run plants are proved to not always meet their emmisions requirements. Why as residents should we accept the falacy of "modern", "well run" plants, when existing modern incinerators are already failing to meet their required standards of pollution and odour."
Members of the Public/Businesses
Daniel Trew
"As a frequent visitor to Cardiff East this will spoil the natural beauty of the area and I will be less inclined to use the natural facilities of the area such as Hendre lake. I believe this would be the case for many others as well. This would lead to less visitors of Cardiff east. As a previous resident of St Mellon's I can attest to the strength and quality of the community and I don't see how this plan improves that community in any positive way. In fact I believe it will do quite the opposite and have a detrimental effect on both the area and the community. This incinerator will reduce air quality, increase traffic, reduce the health of residents, impair the natural beauty of the area and also poses an inherent disaster/catastrophic risk to the community. The fact it is also located next to a number of schools in particular eastern high is of great concern. Will it really be the case that on the one hand children are being taught to be responsible and take care of the environment and at the same time they can look out of the window and see a massive incinerator burning plastic ? How can this possibly be reconciled. When I spoke to Cogen they admitted that the waste will not be sorted (like it would be in a re-cycling facility) and so the waste input cannot be guaranteed. With this being the case, I believe it will also not be possible to guarantee what this facility outputs into the air of St Melons. Might I suggest that Mr Brooking and his Cogen cronies build this facility next to Kingsbridge RFC and keeps this monstrosity out of South Wales. Kind regards."
Members of the Public/Businesses
Steven Brown
"I believe this proposal, to build an incinerator in an area of Wales where several incinerators already exist, and are running at below full capacity, fails to comply with the basic waste management principles of Directive 2008/98/EC in 2 areas: - That waste be managed without endangering human health and harming the environment, and in particular without risk to water, air, soil, plants or animals, without causing a nuisance through noise or odours, and without adversely affecting the countryside or places of special interest. - That waste should be dealt as locally as reasonable possible in accordance with the 'Proximity Principle' That waste be managed without endangering human health and harming the environment, and in particular without risk to water, air, soil, plants or animals, without causing a nuisance through noise or odours, and without adversely affecting the countryside or places of special interest. - The proposed site is surrounded by a Site of Nature Conservation Interest (SNCI), and within 425 meters of the start of a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). Untold damage will be caused to the plants and animals of the area by the operation of this proposed incinerator. - The substantial increase of vehicular traffic to the proposed site will significantly increase diesel and noise pollution. - The operation of the incinerator, and 24 hour operation of the electricity generator, will have a perpetual tinnitus effect on resident and wildlife in these SSSI and SNCI areas, driving protected animals away from the area, causing long term psychological damage, forcing residents to remain behind closed doors and windows in their own homes. - Despite being informed that the chimney emits nothing more than water vapour, multiple internet articles relating to incinerator operation indicate that chimneys also emit organic substances such as dioxins, heavy metals such as cadmium and mercury, dust particles and acid gases such as sulphur dioxide and hydrochloric acid. - Whilst we were assured at the public consultation meeting that the emissions from the incinerator would be within 'legal limits', when operating within expected parameters, they were unable to indicate the frequency, scale or severity of instances when these legal limits have been exceeded by other, similar incinerators, merely indicating that strict timescales apply to the timeframe within which the fault must be corrected. Meanwhile, residents and wildlife within the surrounding area will be exposed to these carcinogenic emissions. That waste should be dealt as locally as reasonable possible in accordance with the 'Proximity Principle'. - We were informed that source waste materials would be brought to the site from the whole of South Wales, despite there being many existing incinerators operating at less than maximum capacity within South Wales, and in contradiction with the 'proximity principle'. - Additionally, representative of the company planning the development were unable to rule out transportation of waste from further afield, including parts of England."
Members of the Public/Businesses
Tony Waite
"I strongly object to this development for several key reasons: A) It does not meet the recommended criteria for good practice in locating an incinerator as set out by the World Health Organisation. B) The development is situated on land identified by Cardiff City Council as ‘Protect and Enhance Countryside’ in their Local Development plan, Adopted plan 2016 P.38, Furthermore the site is on SSSI land with an intricate Rene system C) Cardiff does not need another incinerator the existing one has enough capacity to meet the needs of the local area. D) The submission does not detail enough the actual modelling of the plume which is at the direct height of the local wind turbine. A stack is designed to take matter upwards and away from harm, a turbine actually brings matter back down to the ground which is in the vicinity of schools and residences. E) The location is cited close to some residential properties and schools and one of the largest travelling community camps in wales. Under the equality act they also have the same rights as any other resident. F) The plan scale and aesthetics are overpowering for the area and do not follow the recommendations of chimney to building ratios, chimney to be 2.5x height of building to avoid drag considered best practice for incineration G) The incinerator will produce between 100,000-200,000 CO2 per annum which is at odds with cardiff and wales commitment on become a leader in climate objectives. H) The DNS says other locations need to be considered, if which i am sure the data shows not be the case another incinerator is needed in Cardiff this location cannot be the right choice. I) The traffic assessment does not take into account the other developments in the area on the same time horizon, Finally as a father of 3 and in line with the future generations act the emissions from this facility I do not believe this will make the area a healthier place for them to grow up with regards air quality, carbon footprint nor does it provide a platform to move further up the waste hierarchy instead it encourages and needs plastic to be burnt to keep it operational. "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Allison Lawrence
"We already have one in the area. "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Andrew Evans
"The Traffic going in and out of Cardiff is already horrendous, to add more heavy goods vehicles would make congestion worse and goes against everything the welsh government is aiming for by cutting emissions. We have an incinerator that I can see from my house that has coped just fine during a pandemic where no waste was going to landfill. That suggests demand in the area is not there so why bring other towns, cities, villages waste to ours! The visual impact is going to be of detriment to the area. Alot have views across to the channel and to add something that is triple the size would impact massively. It is not that people are against looking over industrial properties but Aldi depot, numerous industrial properties even the civic amenity site have all been carried out sympathetically in not hampering the views. The proximity to people and schools is completely inconsiderate. There is the Travellers site within a very short space one way, and a massive high school in the other direction. From that then is the hundreds of houses that will be effected by emissions and smells. I note that these problems have been identified and mitigated against however research suggests that once these facilities are built the promise goes away and our generation, the generation ahead of us and the generations to come will be effected with rising health conditions and poor living conditions. The question is would any of the people pushing this development build this project on their doorstep or next to their children's schools? I believe this project should not be given the go ahead as the implications to the residents, The future generations and the City as a whole far out weigh any positives! "
Members of the Public/Businesses
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Anna McMorrin MP/AS
"Please see the attached document / Gweler y ddogfen atodedig"
Members of the Public/Businesses
annette cook
"I do not feel the impact on this highly populated area has been taken in to consideration the air pollution would be high , I have always enjoyed the fact I live in a SSSI and should not loose this status "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Bex Minton
"I object to the incinerator. I live in St mellons and choose to raise my children here. I have a toddler [**REDACTED**]. If I knew an incinerator was to be built nearby all the schools and homes I never would have. Healthwise we shouldn’t be breathing in all the waste products, this should t be built near such a large housing estate. "
Members of the Public/Businesses
C.williams
"I oppose, - Toxic gases filling the air that the graph shows will spread in a significant distance. The size of it alone -A site next to a school that contains almost 1000 pupils whose air quality and well being will be sacrificed having this huge plant over shadowing them. Why so residential? Right at the edge of and next to a large sized estate. Is it because we do not have the money to fight that this is being pushed. We are being disenfranchised, unheard, uncared for. - building on grass land that has its on ecological occupants. - Further still the narrative that residents of Cf3 have no say in the area in which we live. That things happen to us, this could not be signified anymore with an incinerator being planned 9j the doorstep of the areas largest school. A smear on our young people, a large symbol of being pushed down into place, happened upon. It is a drain on health, mental health and the sense of place for the people here!"
Members of the Public/Businesses
Charlene Manley
"I strongly oppose the application regarding the proposal of the Mor Hafren Incinerator on the Trowbridge site. Based on numerous factors, primarily being the close proximity of the local Secondary school. These children will be in the key phase of growth and not knowing long term the detriment to their health they may potentially have from being exposed to these pollutants is a risk not worth taking where our future generations are concerned . It is also proposed very close to local housing. The infrastructure of the local area will be affected significantly and I feel the location of the area very unfair to residents that of Trowbridge and surrounding areas. "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Christopher Lay
"I would like to object to the development on the following grounds. - Visual Amenity - The building will be an over development and overpowering over neighbouring well established communities. The height and design of the building will have a negative impact upon the street scene of residential areas. - Increase in Traffic - The proposal goes against TN6 of Cardiff LDP with the increase of traffic around the site and neighbouring residential areas. I believe an increase in over 80 journeys per day. - Impact on Green Infrastructure - KP16 of the Cardiff LDP. In the local area we have a lot of green infrastructure. The proposed building will have a detrimental impact on the local green infrastructure and contravenes the Cardiff LDP in sections KP15, EN5, EN6 and EN7 . - It is also been developed on an SSI which also means it is contravening a lot of policies as well. "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Darran Clement
"I totally object to this incinerator development. The area’s road infrastructure is already at capacity. I wholeheartedly agree with these statements below also, and am repeating them as they are so important to my household. This planning application needs to be declined for very serious reasons. “I object to the development of a waste-to-energy plant on the Wentloog Levels, and request that the inspectors decline this planning application for the following reasons: Burning waste is incompatible not only with the UK's signatory to the Paris Climate agreement, but also with the Welsh Governments declaration in 2019 of a climate emergency, and the commitments made in April 2019 to be a low carbon economy and tackling climate change with sustainable development. Under the Paris climate agreement, the UK and Wales is required to reduce emissions "as soon as possible", and the UK already has more capacity for waste-to-energy incineration that is predicted to be required, this was noted in an early day motion put to the UK parliament in November 2017. It is also incompatible with the Cardiff Council aims to be carbon neutral by 2030, and improving air quality, with the "city as a whole ending it's contribution to global warming" - keeping this facility fuelled will result in an increase in road traffic as this facility will have to import large volumes of waste from outside the county (as is already happening for the existing plant at Trident Park), with additional pollution from the extra lorry movements. This is clearly in conflict with the aim to improve air quality from reducing traffic emmissions. Trident Park was unable to meet it's objectives within it's original planned capacity, and had to increase the volume of waste being brought in by road in order to meet it's generation objectives, this resulted in more traffic that was originally planned, without further consultation with the impacted communities. The emissions plume from the existing Trident Park facility, will merge with the plume from the new plant when the wind direction is in the prevailing direction, resulting in further reductions of air quality for residential areas which are downwind of both plants, areas which including large housing estates, and a number of primary and secondary schools, along with the Wentloog Levels site of Special Scientific Interest. It's clear that even a modern waste-to-energy plant is not carbon neutral - there is a legal case underway challenging the decision not to include emmissions from plants like Mor Hafren in the measures of emmisions of greenhouse gases by burning fuel. In 2019, the existing plant at Trident Park exceeded it's emissions limits on a number of occassions levels resulting in schedule notices being issued, even modern well-run plants are proved to not always meet their emmisions requirements. Why as residents should we accept the falacy of "modern", "well run" plants, when existing modern incinerators are already failing to meet their required standards of pollution and odour.”"
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Dawn Naylor
"I strongly object to the plans due to the impact it would have on the local area which includes residents and multiple schools. The area is already deprived, to build such a building would be adding insult to injury. The road infrastructure would not support an increase in traffic which would also add to the air pollution at a time when we are trying to reduce the impact humans are having on the world. It would be irresponsible to go ahead with the plans. There is already an incinerator quite close to this area, another one would be harmful to both people and the environment in the surrounding areas. "
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Emma Giles
"I object to this incinerator being built it’s too close to several schools including the one I work in. I will ge able to see and smell it from my house and it will be a blog on the landscape. I can see across the channel from my window and I do not quant to loose that view either. We don’t need and more traffic in the area it’s busy enough as it is more traffic will cause more noise and pollution."
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jacquiesweetingham
"We do not want an incinerator near this community it right next our school "
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Jenny Clement
"I find this incinerator to be put near our housing estate absolutely disgusting. I strongly object and do NOT want it near our houses! Many houses have been built here, so now why put this noisy smelly far too much traffic near our very busy environment. Build away from housing! "
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Katie Cullen
"I live 700 yards away from the proposed new incinerator opposite Eastern High school. Not only do we suffer severe stenchs due to the current recycling centre in the same location, It's been proven Incinerators pollute nearby communities and diminish the health of the population at large. Burning our waste poses considerable risks to the health and environment of nearby communities as well as the broader public. ... What's more, incinerators release more toxic pollution than coal-fired power plants per unit of energy. Môr Hafren Bio Power, confirmed 40 lorries would also visit and leave the site each day, six days a week and there would be 36 car journeys, totalling 116 vehicle movements each day. Have you seen the state of rover way's Roads Now ?? Do You think all that heavy weight will make our journeys any better? Potholes galore... More rubber being preduced inevevetibly the Roads are falling apart with our current 1.5 ton cars ...... We have enough traffic on this side of Cardiff and trying to get out of this area is going to be a lot harder. Plus More housing going up. Please consider a non cf location for this incinerator, Cardiff Council just want the money specifically council tax rates they do not care for residents of this city. Shame on Cardiff Council. It was noted in 2002 Cardiff east is the most deprived..... Nearly 19 years later no changes. Turning it into a right dump this side of the city. "
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Lucy Hassett
"I am 100% against this incinerator being built. You have chosen a very heavily populated residential area for your site, this is not acceptable. The air quality is poor in this area already and this proposed site will only make that worse. We have several schools in close proximity too and that cannot be allowed to happen, you will be polluting children right on their doorsteps. Not to mention the impact on the wildlife and nature in our area. Added to all of these reasons is the ridiculous increase in traffic going back and forth to the site which will be felt daily. I strongly oppose this application and respectfully insist you take it somewhere else. Thanks "
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Lynette Bancroft
"I strongly object to the development of the proposed incinerator. My main concern is the detrimental impact on air quality resulting from the incineration, even taking into account the proposed filtration. A recent projection of the smoke plume, based on attributes such as local weather data, smoke composition and terrain (sourced from Plume-Plotter) indicates a 30% increase to nitrous oxide at ground level in surrounding areas. This includes Marshfield, Peterstone and Castleton amongst others, and likely to cause a significant detriment to health in the community. In addition, the heavy traffic to and from the site will add to air pollution, congestion and road safety issues. This would have significant detrimental impact on the local population, and notwithstanding the risk of catastrophic accident on site which could have disastrous outcomes for the local area.There are already two incinerators in the local area (Viridor in Splott and Barry), and it would be excessive to site yet another in such a heavily populated area. And not least, the proposed site is on the edge of the Gwent levels, a Site of Special Scientific Interest, and a conservation area. It is not appropriate to site an incinerator in such a fragile and valuable ecosystem."
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Mat Wellbeloved
"I am opposed to this planning application due to the close proximity to an all ready functioning incinerator and also the impact on the road that doesn’t have the infrastructure in place to cope with the traffic already "
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Michael Bircham
"We will be too close go the proposed incinerator a d as such will be affected by the resulting pollution that will come from it. I cant believe it has been allowed to get this far when so many schools are as close as they are."
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Nathan Hayde
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Paul silvester
"I 100% object "
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Steven hughes
"I object to the build as I live near freeway road[**REDACTED**] very close to ware this is planned witch itself is not right to put this stress on us families after all we have been through this year and next year its added pressure on us as parents I personally will be removing my child from the school if planning goes ahead Rumney already stinks because of pollution from many sauces inc the tip Neals top soil and other farms and businesses this is the last straw for me as a resident I will be selling up and going where as many thousands around us can not as living in social or rented housing it should be the residence choice its far to close to the schools in the ares children suffer enough as do parents without this added to us it is not fair and not needed we have noise all night already from the Aldi depot and railway this should not be allowed or even considered its a disgrace what people are getting away with we are a community already suffering effects of health conditions due to covid and pollution please put the safety of us and our children before profits "
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Steven Price
"The area is already blighted by the incinerator in Splott, less than two miles away, and the plume comes on Rumney with the prevailing wind. The new incinerator would be far too close to both housing and local schools. It would have a massive, negative visual impact on the local area. I cant see how burning waste doesn’t contribute to global warming by adding Co2 emissions into the air. The wind generator could cause problems by stopping the emissions escaping into the air. The site would be built very close to salt marshes which do a lot to help the environment, this incinerator would stop that. There would also be the problem of large lorries driving through residential streets, causing even more pollution, and noise and endangering children going to and from school. We don’t need another incinerator in our area which is already deprived, we don’t deserve this on top of all our other problems. I’ve not seen another incinerator in the country built so close to a large residential area as this one, it should not be built here we don’t need it. Thankyou "
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TOM GOGAN
"This whole proposal is deeply troubling. If you take as a given that it will cause a negative impact on wildlife, air quality in terms of output and traffic. Just as much of a concern is the Welsh Government's continuing dereliction of duty with regards to Cardiff East, there is already one incinerator, one large tip, steel works and no viable public transport. Worth noting that the proposed new train station design is not fit for purpose and is only being proposed as it is privately funded. This incinerator is a continuing ghettoization of Cardiff East and I fully expect it to be approved as this area is the designated dumping ground. This would have been thrown out in 5 mins if in 99% of the rest of Cardiff. This area in terms of population is made up of low income, young families who will have no option to relocate once the incinerator begins to impact them. This development would continue the alienation of CF3 and disenfranchisement of its residents. "
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Amber Jordan
"This is being built far too close to residences, which will affect air quality, specifically for children with developing lungs. I worry for the health and safety of my family member and all other inhabitants with respiratory conditions which will be exacerbated by the emissions. This needs to be built further away from people's homes, and definitely not near a school!"
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Angharad C
"I have heard a lot about this proposal and am astounded at the short sightedness of the people putting it forward. With an incinerator already on the doorstep, the pollution from the facility itself, as well as that from extra vehicles on the roads, would be absolutely detrimental to the health of local communities. It's incredibly concerning that it would be so close to a school, as well as impacting on thousands of houses, in relation to the sight, sound and smell of it. Surely there is a more suitable site for such a plant."
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John Wray
"I would like to log my objections to this planned incinerator. We already have one incinerator in the area and another in such an immediate locale is both unnecessary and unfair. The amount of pollution and traffic that it will add to the area will ruin East Cardiff as an enjoyable place to live and work for its residents - not to mention the environmental impact as outlined by others that have discussed on this forum. Please, see to reject this proposal and situate the project much further away from such high population areas. "
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Lisa Beasant
"Please be advised I would like to object to this incinerator being built due to its close proximity to schools and a local residential area. I believe it will add to the pollution in the area both by increased traffic using the site and also merely by its performing its primary function. There is already a similar situation very close to the proposed site and the tip produces its own smells and issues that we as residents have to deal with on a daily basis. This is my objection and I would like it heard. Sincerely Lisa Beasant "
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Mark Baker
"i do not wish for this facility to be built as it will be an eyesore on the landscape and would definitely affect the property prices for us owners in the area it would also increase pollution within cardiff area and it is so close to the local high school any air quality impact could affect the health of our children. i work in the commercial construction industry and work has been sparce but i would still not want the work for this facility in our area."
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Mr Russell Paul Newton
"There is no need for another incinerator in Cardiff. It will increase the level of CO2 emissions and spread its noxious fumes over the deprived area of St. Mellons. This and the particulates expelled will increase the number of St. Mellon's children with breathing difficulties. Adding to the CO2 level and other pollution will be the number of lorries travelling to and from the site. This increase in traffic will add to the current problems of traffic movement around the major arterial roads of St. Mellons. The noise and light pollution of a 24/7 incinerator will further blight St. Mellons. A major concern is that the chimney stack will be very close to an existing wind turbine. This has never occurred before and there doesn't seem to be sufficient modelling by the developers to ensure that the interaction of the wind turbine and the exhaust from the chimney stack would not adversely affect St. Mellons. There are some models from America that suggest that this combination of chimney and wind turbine would dump the pollution closer to the stack rather than dispersing it in the air. This would mean that Eastern High School would be directly in the way of this pollution based on the normal prevailing winds. In fact, because of the close proximity of the incinerator in Splott, the plumes from there and this incinerator in St. Mellons would merge doubling the pollution levels in St. Mellons. Add to this the fact that this is going to built on a flood plain right next to an SSI site; so any flooding or other escape of waste could damage this. Another worry is the fact that there is no sorting of the loads that are to be incinerated. Thus, there could be even more toxic fumes being emitted than the filters can cope with. Also, that will add toxicity to the waste ash which still has to be buried in landfill. So though this incinerator is a small part in the reduction of waste to landfill, it doesn't take it down to zero but is more toxic than the waste it uses. It actually increases the CO2 emissions and increases the health problems in a deprived area. How can this be allowed to go forward, when this company haven't complied with the rules around notifying the people surrounding the site. If it wasn't for the actions by a small group of people, very few St. Mellons residents would have none about the intention to build an incinerator on their doorsteps. Can we really trust that this incinerator will be well run and have no breaches of their discharge consent? "
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Robert orr
"I object to the construction of an incinerator in the proposed location. We have schools in close proximity to the sight and another facility less than 10 miles away. The cost of life to the local wildlife is untold and the impact on the health of those living close by seems to have been discarded. We all know the links between poverty and health and the CF3 postcode is hardly affluent. This would be the final nail in the cofin of CF3"
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Sally canter
"I would like to register my objection to the above planning submission. I have lived in the east of Cardiff for over 30 years both my children and grandchildren attended local secondary and primary schools. When I was first made aware of this proposal ( not by the hidden leaflet within a dominos flyer but by my daughter) I was astonished to think that planning would even be considered given the close proximity of both school and residential areas. When I attended the drop in session at the beacon centre the representatives could not guarantee 100% that no harmful toxins/pollution would be emitted into local area, if something is not 100% safe to both humans and wildlife why would you even consider damaging people health ??? I do not approve with the illustrations provided this huge building will completely destroy the landscape and not be in keeping with other business units in the area. The traffic volumes that already have you at complete standstill at times will only increase and cause more congestion which then increases the carbon emissions having a direct impact on the decreasing air quality. We seem to be losing so much of our green spaces in the east of Cardiff and I have to question what impact this is having on the the ever increasing flood alerts. Our reen’s act as a form of flood defence where will all this rain water go when the developers destroys yet more natural beauty ? I am all for change, progression and new innovative ways to improve the local area, I can not see one positive in this proposal. "
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Spencer Thompson
"We have had the tip. Now the incinerator. Build it somewhere else, we have had our share of the traffic and fumes it needs to go somewhere else. We need a break."
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Great Point Studios Ltd
"Great Point Studios Ltd have recently taken a 10 year lease on the Seren Stiwdios facility which is adjacent to the location of the proposed incinerator. Seren Stiwdios is used to make film and TV productions is an employment centre with circa 200 FTE's employed directly and indirectly on each production. Excessive noise from the incinerator site either during construction or operation will mean the studios cannot operate. A review of the documents and designs associated with this planning application has shown that noise during operation has been considered and attenuation systems are proposed but we could not find any details regarding the consideration and mitigation of noise during construction (piling etc.) which would have a significant adverse affect on the operation of the studio (they would not be able to function). Also, a review of the documents revealed sites classified as sensitive 'noise receptors' , the studio didn't appear in the list although it is very sensitive to noise We would like to see consideration and mitigation of the noise impact on the adjoining Studio business and assurance that construction and operation of the incinerator would not affect operations at the Studios."
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Lynda Howard
"I strongly object to this incinerator, CF3 Area has been neglected for a very long time. we have the Refuge site , Steel works . very noisey Turbine. The air pollution is already bad, this incinerator will add to the very poor quality air we have at present. we also have to endure unpleasant smells from the refuge site, the fact that waste will be used in the incinerator , this certainly will exacerbate the smell. The refuge site also brings a lot of flies too, this summer has been the worst so far for this, it is very unpleasant !! more waste in the area will attract more flies! Particulary at night we currently have a lot of noise from the Turbine and hear work that is being carried out on the railway tracks, the noise from the incinerator will add to that as well. I cannot believe this is being built so close to 2 schools and residents homes, the area has suffered with a lot of things over the years and to build this will only bring the area down affecting house prices too! I'm sure this building will be very large and again will not be pleaseant to look at! At present our current roads cannot cope with Traffic coming from the M4 etc,its soo congested. We have endured 2 yrs road diversion whilst Britsh rail rebuilt Lamby way rail bridge , the location of the incinerator will add more congestion plus traffic being rerouted, whilst being built , plus more from the lorries bringing in the waste! Our enviroment at present is not a pleasant one, to build this incinerator will just add misery for us. Please relocate the incinerator. Lynda Howard"
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response has attachments
Jon Alderman on behalf of Residents Against The CF3 Incinerator
"Please see the attached document / Gweler y ddogfen atodedig"
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Adelheid Johnson
"I would like to bring my objection to the building of the proposed incinerator. I believe that we already have more than sufficient incinerator capacity with the existing incinerator in Cardiff . I also object as our area already has a high level of traffic and the planned incinerator would mean lorries going back and forth daily to the site adding to the pollution of our environment further. I also object that the incinerator is planned to be built within close proximity to residential homes and also several primary and a secondary school. All this will affect the future generations health detrimental. The Welsh Government has made a commitment to reduce pollution and I don't consider this as the way forward in them honouring that commitment. "
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Beth Timmons
"4 schools within a mile of the planned location. Another incinerator is 3.5miles away. No change to infrastructure to facilitate the extra traffic."
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Ceri Tanti
"I wish to object to this planning application. Firstly, the building is too big in scale and will affect the visual amenity for quite some distance from the proposed building. The current view is largely green, and to have an obviously industrial building added really affects the view badly. Secondly, the roads around the proposed site are busy enough. Even with lockdown there is often standing traffic, and we do not need more HGVs adding to traffic and congestion in the area and having a detrimental impact on air quality. Thirdly, we already have an incinerator which isn't that far away, also on the east side of Cardiff. What is the need for two of them so close together? My fourth point is the most important. There are quite a few schools in the area and a lot of housing. This site is not an appropriate place for a business of this sort as it is too close to too many people. The noise, the traffic, the air pollution, light pollution. Please do not agree this proposal. "
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E Mullins
"Objection on the grounds of - Air quality and the negative impact it will have. Eyesore that will be in full view from our home - zero blending with the current landscape. The increased road pressure, on an area that is already struggling under poor infrastructure. Extremely close to an already existing incinerator. Negative impact on local wildlife. "
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Elaine Lewis
"There are too many schools in this area to have this here."
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Hayley russell
"I object the incinerator being built. It's not good for the publics health. Especially school children. They need clean air to breath in, I have plenty of asthmatics in my family, we need clean air! Stop ruining our country. Don't do this"
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Helen O’connell
"Hello, Please be advised that I strongly object to Mor Hafren’s application to build an incinerator next to Eastern high school and in very close proximity to my house. The siting of this incinerator is located within 700 metres of Eastern high school and a great deal of residential housing. The air quality evidence that shows the affect on children so close to the incinerator is extremely worrying especially bearing in mind that there is already an incinerator in place fairly close. Finally the size of the building will also have such a negative affect on the residential housing estates that surround the proposed site. Many Thanks. Helen O’Connell "
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Jake govier
"The incinerator produces way to much pollution to be located in an area with so many people with more to move in to the area as more properties are being built the area is being destroyed with houses being built on top of each other wildlife area being destroyed for more buildings to occupy more people and now your adding an incinerator into this heavily populated wildlife area You truly are destroying Cardiff Houses cost a fortune in Cardiff and we pay all this money for you to fill our lungs and our children’s lung with plastic fumes You are ruining everything that everyone loves about this area it will become a very desolate area if this gets built the houses will no longer be occupied as everyone will be trying to get away from it all and no amount of buildings you make is going to make that any better"
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Kristy Hopkins
"THIS CANNOT GO AHEAD. STOP THE BUILD OF THE INSINERATOR. THINK OF THE CHILDREN - OUR CHILDREN AND THEIR FUTURES. "
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Levi Brady
"The site is located to to many properties and schools and wildlife this incinerator site is not beneficial in this area it will be more of an inconvenience when weighing up pros and cons locals should have been taken into consideration there are other places it can be located such as the valleys where house prices are much lower not so many schools with in the pollution range less everything also Cardiff already has a recycling centre so why is there another one being built here "
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Mrs Smith
"I wholeheartedly do not want this incinerator built. We already have one nearby in Splott, and I don’t really understand why we need another one so close to where we live. I understand the need to reduce waste in landfill but I’m sure there must be other locations away from the south east of Cardiff. We already have a very unpleasant smell outside on a regular basis. This incinerator will further reduce our air quality. I have two [**REDACTED**] boys, I don’t want them breathing in toxins or foul smelling air, making them want to stay indoors. This year has proved that being outdoors is vital to mental health and well being. Last weekend the smell outside the front door was so bad, my children didn’t want to leave the house. I [**REDACTED**] have noticed the decrease in air quality over the last ten years. [**REDACTED**] There are primary schools near the planned site. Do people not care about our children’s health? It will also be a huge blot on our landscape. I don’t understand why people living in cities need to be punished for doing so by having these built so close to their homes. It’s unfair. I am begging you to reconsider and seek alternative locations. "
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Neil Graham
"I am against the incinerator development. Its purpose contradicts longer term UK government policy recently announced. In my view it is unlikely to achieve the benefits optimistically claimed. Moreover, the location is close to residences, schools and similar existing facility. Its location will be a blott on the seafront landscape for a significant number east Cardiff residents. The road intrastructure is already over burdened without the significant increase in heavy haulage vehicles that would service the incinerator. The proposal is deeply flawed. I would like the inspectorate to consider these points and address them in their published decision should the plan be approved."
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Rachel Bruton
"I completely object to this incinerator on the grounds of it being so close to homes, it will omit pollution not only from the incinerator but the vehicles coming and going. It will be noisy causing noise pollution "
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response has attachments
Jon Alderman on behalf of Residents Against The CF3 Incinerator
"Please see the attached document / Gweler y ddogfen atodedig"
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Sue scaccia
"I object to the incinerator being built, to close to schools and neighbouring retail shops and homes. Not to mention the environmental issues.... It's also going to be an eye sore and pollute our air. The smell that already occurs in rimbey on and off is sickening. There were days in the summer that I had to lose my windows for the smells were so bad. And now to add to all this is diabolical. I feel that the council is using our area as a dumping ground. "
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Catherine Weymouth
"I strongly object to the proposed Mor Hafren plans to be approved for the following reasons; Air Quality is currently of a poor standard in Cardiff, one of the worst in the country affecting the general health of the local population. And in our area of Rumney, the fact that we have a composting facility, recycling site, steel works and already an incinerator which is a few miles away can only make the air quality and pollution in this area badly affected. The Mor Hafren incinerator would further worsen the air quality, with the smoke plume and contamination, which is yet to be declared. The site is next to a wind turbine that would force the smoke plume down closer to ground levels. Within the close vicinity there are residential housing and a number of schools - the potential toxic air would be severely harmful to the children and residents, many who are elderly and vulnerable. In this age of covid19 polluted areas were thought to have a higher number of cases and the R number was found to be higher where particles of pollution were higher than those living in areas with a cleaner sky. (Washington University, St Louis) Transportation of the “fuel” for the site would be via already congested, unsuitable road infrastructure- the number of heavy goods vehicles would exacerbate the air quality issue. The roads are unable to cope in normal times and the pollution caused by many lorries would further pollute the air quality. The site itself is on a SSI area with a bio diverse water system. The potential contamination of which and the disturbance of the wildlife would be almost a foregone conclusion and the area would probably not recover. The site itself is out of context for the area being almost three time’s higher than any other structure in the panorama which is mainly flat land. The site would have a visual impact and would undoubtedly be classed as another eyesore to our area of East Cardiff. The East of Cardiff, Rumney especially has done its part in the disposal of waste area. The areas of Rumney, Trowbridge and St Mellons are officially classed as deprived. The areas should be benefitting from the right development- in jobs/ enrichment of the environment for living, work and leisure. The proposal offers none of the above only further pushing the deprivation and lowering the standard of life. I also think there are now better ways to reduce our waste than incinerate and this facility would not be in keeping with the government’s policies on climate change. I am sure you are aware of the amount of CO2 that is released into the atmosphere and new technology is being developed, therefore this energy recovery facility(incinerator) is outdated before it is being considered. There will be an impact on our children and population in the local area by a facility that will be antiquated and will be replaced by better and cleaner alternatives due to the climate change options. I trust and hope that my objection will be duly recorded and carefully considered as once this huge facility is built and the area and infrastructure overwhelmed, and health affected it will be too late."
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Jessica Weymouth
"I would like to strongly object to the building of this incinerator. It will cause air pollution to local communities leading to a reduction in health of those living in the surrounding areas and further afield depending on wind direction. This type of air pollution can lead to a decrease in cognitive function, and an increase in childhood diseases such as asthma and cancers. In adults, increasing the risk of cardiovascular diseases and generally decreasing the quality of life of individuals. It will also cause damage to the biodiversity of the site of a scientific special interest nearby. There will be increased emissions during building and running of the incinerator, air pollution as already mentioned and run off of harmful substances into nearby waterways. We do not yet know how this will affect the whole area but if this goes ahead, one thing is for certain, that we will never be able to restore it to how it once was. "
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Oliver Lancaster
"This technology is not aligned with Wales achieving net zero carbon emissions. Not only does this technology provide electricity with a higher carbon intensity than any natural gas fired generation sources (CCGT, reciprocating gas engines), it will be the highest carbon intensity source on the grid in Wales, since Wales no longer has coal power (Aberthaw closed in December 2019). The electricity generation is also inflexible, which means it generates electricity constantly with a flat profile. With ever increasing capacities of variable/intermittent generation connecting to the grid, we need sources that are flexible to fill the gaps when the wind doesn’t blow and the sun doesn’t shine. This solution is of low value to the energy system. The highest value energy-from-waste would be to gasify it, as is due to come online in Swindon in early 2021. These plants can run continuously and the produced biogas injected into the gas grid for storage and high value flexible use for heating homes, power generation, industry and heavy transport when it’s needed. These plants are also much more easily able to capture carbon for use and therefore can produce a biogas with a negative carbon footprint. Cardiff is likely to form part of a hydrogen gas system to replace natural gas - and these waste gasification plants can provide a hydrogen output instead of biomethane and so are able to flexibly work with the energy transition. With the Prime Minister’s ‘10 Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution’ released last week announcing 20% hydrogen blending into the gas grid from 2023, this site could potentially be used for that purpose, if using gasification technology. I’m summary, my main points here are that it is entirely the wrong energy-from-waste technology to employ when trying to achieve net zero carbon emissions. It should also be located more distant from residential dwellings and suitable land be found for it amongst other similar industrial settings."
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James Aquilotti
"I am objecting to the requested build of an incinerator in Newlands Road. Cardiff is already one of the worst cities in the UK for air pollution, we do not need this added to it. I am family who live and will be going to school very close to the site so I do not want them subjected to the decreased air quality, noise and smell pollution from the incinerator if it is built which will also affect me and my children when we visit my family (which we do regularly). "
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James Chojecki
"I do not want this incinerator to go ahead. Myself, family and friends will be negatively affected by it being so close to our homes and the schools my grandchildren will be attending. There are better locations in Wales that are not close to people's homes that are better suited for this kind of facility. Please do not approve this application"
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Leonarda Chojecki
"I am writing to object and request that this planning application for the Mor Hafren incinerator be declined. This will be too close to where people live, work, travel and where children go to school causing unnecessary noise, visual and air pollution with no benefits to the local residents"
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Lorna Aquilotti
"There's already an incinerator in Cardiff 3 miles away from the proposed one, we do not need another one polluting our air and city, which is already one of the worst city's in the UK for air quality. I have family who live close to the site and who I visit often, I do not want their quality of life or mine to be negatively impacted by such a facility as the Mor Hafren one, especially as the facility will deliver no benefit to anyone in Cardiff. Please do not approve this application"
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Chris Eccles
"I wish to object to this proposal on the grounds of the CO2 emissions from this plant as this will adversely effect the already fragile (poor) air quality which we are all experiencing in Cardiff. The Welsh Government has already slowed the speed limits to 50 MPH on the roads around Cardiff in a bid to try and mitigate the CO2 emissions in Cardiff. If the proposal is to be sanctioned by the Welsh Government there needs to be the recognition from Mor Hafren Bio Power that they and they alone will be responsible for the 100,000 tonnes of C02 they will be emitting from the plant each year. As there is no carbon capture in this plant where are the plans for the thousands of new trees required to offset the C02 emissions. "
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Elaine and Ronald Harris
"I am writing and submitting this as We DO NOT want the incinerator built as we believe the pollution from this incinerator will be harmful to people living within a stones throw[**REDACTED**] and find it hard to believe this government will allow it's citizens to breath in the toxicity that it will produce and emit. In addition it's very close to many schools where a high number of children in the St Mellons area are already in the high percentage of asthmatics that together and with the awful impact this will have on the environment and wildlife is truly monstrous. The building would add no architectural value to the surrounding area as it would stand out against the Green Landscape surrounding it and we would have nothing else to look at from our home but this monstrosity over shadowing our home. The heavy vehicles which will be increasing the already mass of heavy transportation using the roads will cause more congestion on some already very busy roads which in fact already have quite severe damage (not yet repaired) and we feel to add to this would be dangerous. We do not feel that the measures taken by Mor Hafren to reduce toxicity of the gases are enough to reassure us that our lives will not be negatively impacted as a consequence of this site being used. PLEASE PLEASE DO NOT ALLOW THIS TO BE BUILT ON THE PROPOSED SITE. "
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Mark Weymouth
"I strongly object to the building and operation of this proposed incinerator for the many reasons below and expect the residents of South east Cardiff to be fully protected by our elected reps in the Council and Welsh Assembly. There are only 3 large incinerators operating in the whole of Wales, one just opened in Deeside, the other in Splott, and now you are seriously considering building another in the same ward/area, this is totally unfair on an area which has had to suffer the loss of amenity and pollution from the Lamby Way landfill site for 50 years, we deserve more respect and better life/job prospects. The pollution effects of another incinerator for this area need to be fully considered and rejected, the people of this area will have to suffer pollution from all directions as follows, Wind direction from the West - Splott incinerator, steelworks furnace, waste water treatment plant, other industry, South - Lamby way landfill and extension still being used, Biffa waste, industry, Neil's Soils hazardous land reclamation and composting (disgusting, putrid smells which makes everyone go indoors and NRW fail to act). North - just the normal traffic pollution from Newport Road, and ever more busy Southern way etc. East - the only fresh country air, however another incinerator next to a new school and houses ensures there is no escape from pollution at any time, this is very poor planning and foresight for the future health of our children."
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Michelle Jennings
"I object fully to the building of yet another incinerator close to homes in this part of Cardiff. The proposed site is visible from my home (we can see the wind turbine from our house) and I am extremely concerned about the pollution caused by the burning of waste, no matter how 'filtered' it is. I am also concerned about the extra pollution from the huge number of lorries that will travel to the site daily. I have two [**REDACTED**] children and I worry about the quality of the air that they will be breathing in so close to our home. "
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Rebecca Jankowski
"I am completely against the building of this incinerator in our village. It is far too close to local schools and housing estates. It will put our lives and health at risk on a daily basis with its pollutants in the air. Toxicity is a huge risk. It will increase transport around the area as we’ve been told that there will be trucks back and forth carrying rubbish. "
Members of the Public/Businesses
response has attachments
Jon Alderman on behalf of Residents Against The CF3 Incinerator
"Please see the attached document / Gweler y ddogfen atodedig"
Members of the Public/Businesses
Richard Day
"1) The proposal would have a significant impact on the road network that would be used too access such a development. Based on the figures published by Mor Hafren and using average load sizes of 20 tonnes the roads would see up to 25000 vehicle movements in/out of the plant per annum. 2) The proposal would present a significant danger to the surrounding SSSI and local environs/ atmosphere from fumes, leakages from the plant and the many vehicles transporting the waste to the plant and ash away from the plant once incineration has taken place. 3) The health of Cardiff's and particularly Rumney/ Llanrumney/Trowbridge/St Mellons citizens will be put at risk, not only from the plant but also from the fumes created by HGV's that are already presenting problems from developments such as the Aldi Distribution Centre. 4) The proposed plant is too close to Housing, Schools and Commercial/Industrial premises. "
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Stephen Francis
"I object to the proposal on the grounds that it will harm the environment by polluting the air with it's discharge. Traffic will increase producing more pollution. The view will be damaged by the sight of this plant. Property prices will be affected."
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Alison Douglas
"I live locally and the air quality is already poor due to the heavy industry along Rover Way. Wales needs to lead the way in cleaning up the air we breathe. This is not modern technology and dirty air will be circulated. I [**REDACTED**] will be directly affected by this, but so will other people whose air quality will be severely compromised."
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Alison Rees
"I strongly object to the building of the incinerator in an area which is close to homes and schools. Given the rates of asthma and COPD plus another little virus that is doing the rounds at the moment that attacks people's lungs is building an incinerator here the sensible thing to do?"
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Anne Russell
"I should like to make it known that I object to the building of an incinerator by Mor Hafren, for the following reasons : I feel that the incinerator would further worsen the air quality, with the smoke plume and contamination, the precise volume of which has not yet been declared. The air quality in Cardiff has historically been poor and one reason that I moved away from a heavily populated area to come to St Mellons, nearer the coast and countryside for fresher air. The proposed site is next to a wind turbine that would force the smoke plume down closer to ground level, and is in close proximity to housing and many schools - the potential toxic air would be severely harmful to the children and residents, numbering in many thousands. Transportation of the “fuel” for the site would be via already congested, unsuitable road infrastructure- the number of heavy goods vehicles travelling to and from the site 7 days a week would be detrimental to the air quality. The site itself is on a SSI area with a bio diverse water system, which has been in place hundreds of years before anything was built in the area.. The potential contamination of which and the disturbance of the wildlife would be almost a foregone conclusion and the area would probably not recover. The site would not be pleasing on the eye and would actually be an eyesore. I wish it to be known that I strongly object to the proposals. Anne Russell"
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Campaign for the Protection of Rural Wales
"Dear Sirs, Campaign for the Protection of Rural Wales (CPRW) is a Welsh national charity that has been working to protect rural areas and green spaces in Wales for 91 years. We have discussed this proposal with concerned local residents in Cardiff, and have heard their many concerns, and have subsequently discussed the proposal within the local CPRW.branch, and at national level. Consequently, CPRW OBJECTS to this proposal on the following grounds: - Our initial objection is that a waste incinerator on this site at the edge of the historic and environmentally sensitive Gwent Levels is entirely inappropriate on landscape, wildlife, and other planning grounds. The special wildlife characteristics include lichens and bryophytes, that are particularly sensitive to air pollution The First Minister established the landscape and wildlife importance of the Gwent levels in his decision last June to reject the M4 bypass. We believe this sends a clear signal in relation to any further unnecessary or inappropriate developments in this area, and especially to a speculative proposal to build an incinerator on an SSSI to process commercial waste. In addition new waste incinerators of this type are also incompatible in our view with the Climate Emergency in Wales and the Wellbeing of Future Generations Act 2016. Also, it is well-known that proliferation of EfW, or incinerators, adversely affects recycling efforts, as local authorities and businesses find it easier to send material for destruction rather than to sustainably recycle them. Consideration of this proposal should include the presence of existing Energy from Waste (EfW) / incinerator facilities, and others now proposed, including a very large facility at Newport and another at the Nine Mile Point Industrial Estate, Sirhowy Valley. The alleged need for this operation is increasingly doubtful. Yours faithfully Vic Warren C Eng C Env (Vice-Chair of CPRW) "
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Ceri Morgan
"Please note I wish to object to the above planning application [Mor Hafren Bio Power to build a waste incinerator at land of Newlands Road, Wentloog, Cardiff. (Ref: DNS/3236340)] on the following grounds: (i) Traffic: The heavy vehicles which will be servicing this site would not be appropriate for some of our small roads and will also potentially cause more congestion & pollution. These already congested roads can be brought to a standstill and cause hours of delays for current residents & businesses from just a minor bump causing GRIDLOCK. Our local infrastructure cannot cater for any more traffic. This would not be sustainable. (ii) Bio Diversity: This site lies alongside a SSSI and because of the nature of the application this could result in damage to the SSSI, which is very sensitive to pollution from both air and from any effluent/spillage leaking into the reens. The local environment would be harmed by this both during the construction of the site and the daily operation. (iii) Building: The design is overbearing when compared to the buildings in the proximity and will be seen from a considerable distance. Given its location on a flat part of the area this is a totally unsuitable design. This area is extremely prone to flooding that would only exacerbate any pollution incidents. (iv) Air quality: We are reminded daily on the M4 sign when we are reduced to 50 mph that “Pollution KILLS!!”, so why would we want this so close to established deprived residential communities and schools. https://www.cardiff.gov.uk/ENG/resident/Parking-roads-and-travel/clean-air-cardiff/Pages/default.aspx The World Health Organisation recommends that the ‘siting’ of an incinerator should not be next to residential areas. This proposed siting of an incinerator within 700 metres of a newly built community high school plus numerous primary schools and residential areas that are continuing to grow is ludicrous. There is already known links between poverty and poor respiratory health, this proposed incinerator could result in a healthcare emergency for the local community. It shows & confirms the U.K.’s complete disregard to future generations - it would be making the already disadvantaged even more disadvantaged. (v) Noise & Odour: From the recent rail electrification works the night time working noise was terrible. Equally we already have odour issues from the Lamby Way tip and other waste companies in the area. The proposed incinerator would increase both noise and odour issues to local residents and businesses resulting in a reduced quality of life. To confirm we object to this proposal as the impacts are completely contradictory to what the local community, Cardiff Council, Wales and the World require. We are facing a climate emergency and Cardiff Council have begun their response with a ‘One Planet Cardiff Strategy’ - https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=https%3A%2F%2Fcardiff.moderngov.co.uk%2Fdocuments%2Fs41802%2FCabinet%252015%2520October%25202020%2520One%2520Planet.pdf%3FLLL%3D0 - which is to be applauded. This proposed CO2 emitting monster, if allowed, will ruin any hopes of this being achieved. "
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Chelsea Smith
"Do we no longer care about the future generations? Is clean air not something we should be entitled to? We seem to forget that this planet is dying. Why are we not looking at greener methods? Cheap high chimneys pumping out pollution is not what Cardiff needs! Future generations to come will curse us and what we have done to their planet! Our children deserve better! "
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Gavin Pritchard
"I strongly the oppose the position of this incinerator. To be so close to homes, schools and the residential areas is not taking the health of thousands of people into account. Surely other sites in a less populated area would be more suitable. It's not just the flumes/ pollution but also the sheer traffic of waste dump trucks traveling to and from the site will be danger to young and old within the community. Kind Regards Gavin Pritchard "
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response has attachments
James Alderman
"Please see the attached document / Gweler y ddogfen atodedig"
Members of the Public/Businesses
Lucy thomas
"I oppose to this incinerator being built in our area, I am concerned at what it might pump out and how that will impact us residents, it's too big and is not needed as there is one nearby already, I'm also concerned how any works might impact the already awful traffic congestion we have in the area "
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lydia ashworth
"I strongly oppose the plans for this incinerator. I feel that the idea goes against the principles of the 25 year Environment Plan of the Government and threatens the health of our current and future generations. Cardiff already has the 4th poorest air quality measurements in the UK, particularly affecting the deprived South where this incinerator is proposed for. I am a nurse and see first-hand the impact of air pollution on the populatioon."
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Michael Lamoot
"Hi, I strongly oppose the incinerator due to the presence of ten schools (Eastern High School, Trowbridge Primary School, St John Lloyd RC Primary School, Meadowlane Primary School, Ysgol Pen y Pil Primary School, Greenway Primary School, St Illtyd's Catholic High School, Willowbrook Primary School, Oakfield Primary School and St Mellons Church in Wales Primary School) within a mile radius. It means that thousand of pupils may have their health affected by the pollution generated (even if the company pretends that no toxic air will be coming out of the chimney) by the new incinerator (but also by the increase level of lorry traffic in the area). Children from the schools will be all affected by the toxic fumes (flue gas) coming out of the chimney. Children have developing lungs and so are much more at risk than adults to develop health issues when living (or going to school) next to an incinerator. A few miles down the road in Splott, there is already an incinerator (Viridor). Incinerators need storage space close by to store the waste ready to be burned. The tonnes of waste in the storage space must be mixed by special crane on a daily basis as the waste can be easily inflammable. People living close to the Splott incinerator are complaining about bad odours due to the daily mixing of waste happening close by. Can you imagine those odours around ten local schools and numerous residential areas? Furthermore, there will be an increase of lorry traffic in the area due to the transportation of waste to the site (apparently 80 lorries every day each carrying 20 tonnes of waste). Increase of lorry traffic means increase of CO2 emissions and so further toxic air for children to breathe. I believe that building a new incinerator close to ten schools (within a mile radius) is not something we want for our children! Thanks for reading me! "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Mrs Deena B Secker
"I am writing to register my objection to the planned Incinerator. Having spoken to a representative of Mor Hafren at the Beacon Centre in St Mellons I was told that this particular site was chosen because of its suitability and its convenience to both Swansea and Newport from where the intended waste would be sourced, which is something that I question as being located within Cardiff as opposed to being outside of it or being located on the motorway it is just going to add to the traffic problems of a City which has already been identified as being one of the most polluted in the UK. I was also told that the waste would be unsorted Industrial waste and therefore the likelihood was that it would also contain food waste which I feel is likely to cause additional problems of smell and flies to the near by residents. I would also ask why if households have to sort their waste and are encouraged to recycle as much as possible why there are no similar restrictions on Industrial waste? Why is it is deemed necessary to bring waste from so far away and why is it not dealt with locally and what restrictions are there likely to be that with the UK becoming more aware of the need to recycle and there being even less waste that in the future waste would not be brought in from even farther afield or even abroad to feed all the Incinerators that are being built here making the UK the dumping ground for the worlds waste? The incinerator stack will be emitting carbon particles in the atmosphere which could potentially have a harmful effect on both the lives of the nearby residents and the children attending school in the CF3 area some of which are located close to the planned Incinerator site as well as the environment. This is in addition to the smell,the flies and the noise of the fans. I and many others enjoy visiting Hendre lakes which as well as the near by Living Levels are a haven for wild life including some protected species which could all be effected by the carbon emissions. Far from being an idea location I personally feel that Mor Hafren couldn’t have picked somewhere less suitable and that if allowed to go ahead the Incinerator will have a negative impact on the immediate area, the environment, the residents and the traffic problems that already exist in the East of Cardiff I also feel that it would have a detrimental effect on the economic future of CF3 as new businesses are unlikely to be attracted to an area which has an Incinerator in it. "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Saadh Aatif
"I strongly object to the proposal to build an incinerator within close proximity to the household within which I have always lived. I am a student residing in St. Mellons. The incinerator is currently planned to be located within 700 metres of where I live, and it would end up becoming a prominent addition to the view of the outside from my bedroom. 1. Location St. Mellons is known for its beautiful outdoor areas of beauty, such as Hendre Lake: a well-known hotspot where our community can escape the congestion of city lives and enjoy the fresh, clean air. However, to have an incinerator burning waste within a kilometre of this green space would have a drastic impact on its air quality, reducing its public attraction and potentially permanently damaging one of our most respected natural beauties. In addition, the location of this site could not be more inconvenient. Within a one mile radius, there are eight schools. That is no minor number to be discarded. This consists of two high schools and six primary schools. The future generation of our country attend these schools 5 days a week, and the vast majority live within a close range of the incinerator. To subject so many of our youth to this blatant disregard for respiratory health is appalling and inconsiderate. One last point to make on the location is that it is a Site of Special Scientific Interest. The purpose of this existing in the first place is nature conservation, and to build a giant chimney and incinerator on top of it is just absurd. 2. Air Pollution Furthermore, the proposal shows its proximity to our local wind turbine. The poor air quality brought upon by the building of this incinerator will only be accentuated by the turbulence from the wind turbine, causing us to further endure its harmful effects on our air and lungs. This link from the NHS explains some of the health effects that air pollution can and has had: https://www.nhs.uk/news/heart-and-lungs/air-pollution-kills-40000-a-year-in-the-uk-says-report/ Whether you agree or disagree with the evidence provided by the NHS, it is not an unknown fact that air pollution is destructive and harmful. Moreover, the further refusal to use carbon capture systems goes to show the lack of interest in the environment and public health that this development has shown. Carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide are not the only substances present in the fumes that will be released from this incinerator, as their Air Quality Assessment has stated that oxides of nitrous will be released. 3. Carbon Footprint We already have an incinerator built within our city, and to build another so near to a previous site exemplifies how much we are being taken advantage of and treated unfairly. The UK should be pushing to produce less waste, and recycle what waste is left more, not burning it. We could build specialists plants (preferably further away from where people live than this proposal) that can recycle more of our plastic waste, without the risk of strengthening our very prominent carbon footprint on the globe. The country has pushed for renewable energy, and yet here we are planning sites that reverse the positive advancements we have made for the environment. The ambition for Wales to become a "zero waste" nation by burning what isn't recycled is frankly ridiculous and incredibly misleading. I request that you consider my concerns during this process. Thank you"
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Samantha Morgan
"Please note I wish to object to the above planning application [Mor Hafren Bio Power to build a waste incinerator at land of Newlands Road, Wentloog, Cardiff. (Ref: DNS/3236340)] on the following grounds: (i) Traffic: The heavy vehicles which will be servicing this site would not be appropriate for some of our small roads and will also potentially cause more congestion & pollution. These already congested roads can be brought to a standstill and cause hours of delays for current residents & businesses from just a minor bump causing GRIDLOCK. Our local infrastructure cannot cater for any more traffic. This would not be sustainable. (ii) Bio Diversity: This site lies alongside a SSSI and because of the nature of the application this could result in damage to the SSSI, which is very sensitive to pollution from both air and from any effluent/spillage leaking into the reens. The local environment would be harmed by this both during the construction of the site and the daily operation. (iii) Building: The design is overbearing when compared to the buildings in the proximity and will be seen from a considerable distance. Given its location on a flat part of the area this is a totally unsuitable design. This area is extremely prone to flooding that would only exacerbate any pollution incidents. (iv) Air quality: We are reminded daily on the M4 sign when we are reduced to 50 mph that “Pollution KILLS!!”, so why would we want this so close to established deprived residential communities and schools. https://www.cardiff.gov.uk/ENG/resident/Parking-roads-and-travel/clean-air-cardiff/Pages/default.aspx The World Health Organisation recommends that the ‘siting’ of an incinerator should not be next to residential areas. This proposed siting of an incinerator within 700 metres of a newly built community high school plus numerous primary schools and residential areas that are continuing to grow is ludicrous. There is already known links between poverty and poor respiratory health, this proposed incinerator could result in a healthcare emergency for the local community. It shows & confirms the U.K.’s complete disregard to future generations - it would be making the already disadvantaged even more disadvantaged. (v) Noise & Odour: From the recent rail electrification works the night time working noise was terrible. Equally we already have odour issues from the Lamby Way tip and other waste companies in the area. The proposed incinerator would increase both noise and odour issues to local residents and businesses resulting in a reduced quality of life. To confirm we object to this proposal as the impacts are completely contradictory to what the local community, Cardiff Council, Wales and the World require. We are facing a climate emergency and Cardiff Council have begun their response with a ‘One Planet Cardiff Strategy’ - https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=https%3A%2F%2Fcardiff.moderngov.co.uk%2Fdocuments%2Fs41802%2FCabinet%252015%2520October%25202020%2520One%2520Planet.pdf%3FLLL%3D0 - which is to be applauded. This proposed CO2 emitting monster, if allowed, will ruin any hopes of this being achieved. "
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Aysha Fathima
"I object to the Mor Hafren proposal. I live [**REDACTED**] in St. Mellons. The incinerator is planned to be within 700 metres of my house. - Air pollution: I am a mother of three children, and to build a site that brings a large amount of air pollution through the chimney and the large number of vehicles involved is a danger to their health. - The increase in traffic: our roads already come to a gridlock at peak times, and adding these large trucks that will be transporting waste around the area will only worsen this. Not only will it increase our air pollution by a significant amount, but the waste will worsen the air quality in the area. Furthermore, the noise impact from these large trucks will not be avoidable, and has not been considered as much as it should have been. We do not want this in our area. - Site: the location of the proposal is too close to schools and housing. Its tall height will ruin our coastal views and green spaces, and the sheer size of it will make it unavoidable in view. There is also the concern of damaging the wildlife in the area, as it is an SSSI. - Youth: exposing children to this kind of air pollution so close to their homes and schools is a major risk to take with our youth. This is our next generation and we would be permanently damaging their health for the sake of waste disposal. We do not want this. - Wind Turbine: The incinerator chimney is planned to be located remarkably close to the wind turbine, which will likely cause the smoke from the chimney to stay near the ground for longer, further increasing the damage that this incinerator would cause. This is not the right solution to waste disposal. I request that you do not let this plan continue any further. "
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Christina stokes
"I don’t want to see the incinerator built due to the effects of air quality and it is to close to schools and people living in Rumney "
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Gareth Johns
"I object to the proposals to construct another incinerator when Cardiff already has an established incinerator just over 3miles away and the proposed facility will not benefit the residents of the surrounding area. The planning documentation states that waste will be sourced within 30mile of the site, this suggests that waste could be imported from outside the boundary of Cardiff and goes against Cardiff Council’s clean air plans and One Planet Cardiff strategy to reduce the amount of pollution in the city by 2030. With the proposed locality already being used heavily by the adjacent businesses that require transport, introducing thousands of extra HGV vehicle trips carrying waste each year (and more during the construction phase) will only add to the polluting emissions in the area, this being some 650meters away from the playing fields of a local high school. The building would add no architectural value to the surrounding area as it would stand out against the green landscape surrounding it. The 3d visuals show the facility will be overbearing on the landscape despite the proposed cladding to try and hide the structure. The structure will not only be visible in the surrounding area but will stand out on the flat views of eastern Cardiff from the hills of northern Cardiff some 8km away. I have concerns regarding Mor Hafren running the facility going on the poor performance of their initial consultation that wasn’t very publicised and during the 2nd phase of consultation broke the GDPR act on more than one occasion. "
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Lina Lipnickiene
"I object to the Mor Hafren: Energy Recovery Facility to be built in the proposed location. I am very concerned about the negative effect this incinerator would make on the air quality in the area which is already badly affected by the Steel factory and the landfill site. There are many residential houses and about 10 schools in very close proximity to the proposed location of incinerator, therefore it would create a very high risk to the health of residents and children. The significantly increased traffic would exacerbate the air quality issue even more. From the most recent announcements made by the Cardiff Council I believed that the intention and the goal was to reduce the emmisions and Carbon footprint in the city and this project would be the opposite to this intention. Also, the site is on a SSI area with a bio diverse water system and should be protected against such initiatives that could damage the wildlife."
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Mair Newton
"I live close to the proposed location of the incinerator and I wish to object to the building of it for several reasons. The primary one is the effect of the emissions on health. There is considerable research showing the impact of poor air quality on health. I believe that emissions from this site would have a major impact because the location is so low lying and the residential areas around it are on higher ground. Land rises sharply between Greenway Road and Newport Road and thus the emissions won't be thoroughly dispersed but will hit the houses and schools in the area. The effect of the wind turbine pulling air down will make this even worse. I also object because the site is in a flood plain and the number of flood warnings we receive is increasing every year. If there is a flood the effect on the surrounding land (much of which is an SSI) will be worse if the water is contaminated by waste from the incinerator. The impact on traffic is another reason against building this. The A48 and Southern Way are already very busy roads and the lorries carrying material to this site will make the problem worse. Congested roads mean slower moving traffic and higher emissions to reduce air quality even further. I am also concerned about the visual impact of the proposed building. It will dwarf everything around it and stick out like a sore thumb. I also object to this facility because there is already one nearby in Splott and the local area does not create enough waste to supply both of them so waste would have to be transported in from elsewhere to make the operation profitable. That cannot be best practice. Finally I object because this facility would not be making use of the best and most up to date technology because that would be more expensive and reduce profits. Gasification is cleaner than burning and there is no provision for carbon capture. I feel the operators owe it to local residents to use the least polluting methods possible. I would like to add that I believe the current pandemic has affected residents' opportunities to object to this proposal. The only information I have received about this consultation has been via social media and many people do not have access to that. There have been no public meetings and hubs are closed so there isn't free access to newspapers. I feel certain that under normal circumstances there would be more objections. "
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response has attachments
Jon Alderman on behalf of Residents Against The CF3 Incinerator
"Please see attached document/Gweler y ddogfen atodedig"
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Sue Johns
"I wish to record my objections to the proposed incinerator being built by CoGen in Rumney Cardiff. I do not believe that this development is necessary as within the 30 mile radius proposed by CoGen, there is not enough waste to justify a second incinerator being built in Cardiff. The size of the proposed building would have huge visual impact, being far larger than any nearby buildings. It would dominate the skyline especially from the adjacent Levels, an area of great environmental importance which is largely flat. I believe the incinerator would have a detrimental effect on the air quality. It is close to a densely populated residential area, including several schools. The area is relatively poor with many residents suffering from health problems and any reduction in air quality can only have a detrimental effect on public health. There will inevitably be a considerable increase in traffic, particularly during the construction phase, in an area which is already gridlocked with heavy traffic for much of the day. The eastern side of Cardiff already has one large incinerator and a large landfill site. It does not need another. "
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Abdullah Toor
"I object this incinerators This will produce - Incineration releases small quantities of Hydro Chloric Acid, Sulphur, other volatile compounds and ash - the main problems of this method are the finite risk of contamination, noise, odour, fire and explosion hazards, vegetation damage, ground water pollution and air pollution (El-Fadel et al., 1997). bad odour that affects local habitat - disperse toxic environmental gases - badly affect country side environment - too much traffic - more polluted air - waste coming from England and Scotland means Cardiff is a dumping ground for their rubbish - not all household waste materials are combustible "
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Alicia
"I strongly object for the Mor Hafren energy recovery facility from being built in my community. I have strong concerns that the incinerator will put me and my family at risk of health problems which will increase the cost and pressure for our NHS services, whilst COVID 19 remains inundated. Our air quality will be compromised causing respiratory diseases and can lead up to cancer. This facility will also damage the environment and contributing to global warming due to burning waste and releasing greenhouse gases. This isn’t what we need in today’s world as global warming is a serious issue affecting everything and everyone. The wildlife will also be impacted as the facility is being built around the lake where animals health can be affected. Humans AND animals have rights and should not have to breathe in these gases. "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Amanda Birch
"I would like to strongly object to the Mor Hafren Proposals, the reasons for my objection are as follows:- 1, The structure proposed is very large being over 45 metres. The area that is proposed for it to be built upon is a very flat area and is part of a SSSI and the Gwent Levels'. Many people also walk along the very picturesque coastal path and this structure would be a complete eyesore when walking in that direction. A structure of this size would have a very negative and ugly visual impact on the surrounding area. 2. I have grave concerns about what may come out of the chimney stack and how it will affect those in the surrounding area, both residents and school children. We also have a lot of wildlife in the area which would also be greatly affected 3. The Mor Hafren site would see many more lorries travelling along the B4239, a stretch of road that is already very busy and is in no way built to accommodate the amount of large lorries that would be visiting it on a daily basis to drop off waste to be incinerated, not to mention all the traffic that would be coming back and forth during the building of the structure. 4, I do not feel that there is need for yet another incinerator because Cardiff already has one within a 3 mile radius of the proposed site for Mor Hafren."
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Amie
"I object to the planning on many grounds. When I was first made aware that this was going ahead I was not posted a letter through the door I found a glossy flyer hidden amongst a dominos pizza flyer not professional and rather sneaky. The whole process has been very underhand with little consideration for the local community. When I attended the drop in session at the beacon centre I was told by a female representative of the company that it was 100% safe and only releases water vapour, again not true and completely misleading. When speaking to other concerned residents I was made fully aware of the heath impacts this would have. Why would this polluting soul destroying monstrosity be built so close to schools and many housing estates? The traffic around the proposed incinerator is extremely congested on a good day adding more cars and HGV’s to these already dangerous roads would be a disaster to locals and again pollute the air even further. We have some wonderful green spaces all around the CF3 area which have been a bonus when the whole country went into lockdown due to the pandemic, myself and my family spent many days enjoying the lakes and walks and bike rides along the coast roads as far as st brides, if planning were to be granted this would no longer be an option. The higher traffic volumes would pose a significant risk, the smell would be ghastly if not potent, the air quality would have dyer consequences [**REDACTED**]. Furthermore the landscape and beautiful views would be overshadowed by what I can only describe as a mountain of steel spewing toxic waste out of a chimney almost double it’s height. I strongly and wholeheartedly object not only for myself but for my children and the future generations. "
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Amy Ferris
"As a doctor I have grave concerns about the effect this incinerator will have on the local population. There is good evidence that air pollution has a negative impact on childrens' development, the risks of developing chronic lung conditions, and in some instances is linked to an increased risk of some cancers. The information provided by Mor Hafren when I have raised this has failed to reassure me as they first tried to deny any such link and then justify this by demonstrating the pollution it would produce would be under a considered "safe level" but as a resident I am not happy to accept any increase in level of pollution locally, regardless of whether it is below an arbitrary number. Any child who develops asthma as a result of local air pollution is a child too many if we could have prevented this. Cardiff council is trying to promote a reduction in air pollution so it makes no sense to allow the building of a incinerator which will add to pollution, not to mention the vast number of vehicles that will also be coming here and polluting the area to bring both personnel and waste. The number of vehicles coming to and from the incinerator daily will also increase congestion on local roads which are already struggling to manage the quantity of traffic despite a number of traffic calming measures already in place. In addition to this the area is already going to be having a new train station, shopping and office complex built (which will benefit the local community) so the roads will be put under additional strain without Mor Hafren adding to this for no benefit to the population. Cardiff already has a waste incinerator which is not running at full capacity and Mor Hafren propose using their new incinerator to burn waste from areas far beyond the city (up to 30 miles away including over the border into England). Why should the people of St Mellons and Rumney be put at risk for waste management when in Cardiff we are more than able to manage our own waste sustainably; we do not want to be processing waste from other areas of wales. If Mor Hafren wish to process waste from other areas I suggest they build an incinerator in the area unable to manage their current levels of waste. Then at least there is a justification for inconveniencing and risking the health of the surrounding population. "
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Andrew Galvin
"I object to the building of yet another incinerator in my local area or any area. It will lead to m increased pollution, increased traffic and endanger the environment and health locally. It does nothing to remedy the cause of waste, which is over-production, over-packaging and not building items to last. Building incinerators hides the issues of over-production and over-consumption. Do not continue this downward cycle."
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Andrew Kennett
"I wish to strongly object to the proposed CF3 incinerator on the following grounds. Far to close to residents and schools. Visual Impact - The Visual Impact will be huge, the building itself (over 45m) will be more than 3 times larger than the nearest building the Aldi Distribution Centre. This is an (environmentally protected) area called "The Levels" that means the areas around it is mostly flat. • Air Quality/Health Impact - The emissions although likely to be within "safe limits" will already add to a heavily polluted (and deprived) area of Cardiff. The health assessment produced is also rather worrying for families Local residents are fed up with being the dumping ground of Cardiff. • Air Quality/CO2 - CoGen will not have to report, capture/filter or pay for any of the CO2/Carbon that they release through the burning process. Cardiff has declared a Carbon Climate Emergency; this will make that Carbon emergency much worse. We estimate it will produce more than 200,000 tonnes of CO2 every year. Skyfill is not the answer to Landfill. • Traffic - The local roads are already congested. CoGen give no clear reason as to why the waste can't be transported to site on the railway/freightliner site which is less than 50m away. Yours sincerely ACKennett "
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Ben gast
"This is poor from the environment our community and our children "
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caroline antoniou
"I live in Marshfield and i would like to object about this proposed development. We have at the moment another application of DNS for a solar farm in Marshfield. There is also a planning application that is going to be considered for a railway station in St Mellons. The area around here is already congested with lorries using the village and the locals roads as a rat run to avoid the main roads. These vehicles are causing a lot of pollution, noise and danger to our local communities. Are village is over run with DPD lorries, UPS lorries and Fedex using the village as a route again to avoid the main roads. These vans and lorries come through our village speeding through the local skill and on many occasions cars have to use the pavements to get past the lorries which are so big. The majority of the large articulated lorries and tipper lorries are travelling through our village to go to Lamby was and the industrial estates on in this area. If this development goes ahead how are they going to be able to stop more traffic thundering through are villages destroying out roads which are crumbling already from excessive heavy good vehicle use. This development will have a significant amount of vehicles delivering rubbish on a daily basis and i feel that the local infrastructure and environment can not deal with any more traffic. We also have a Viridor already in close proximity to our area which is and SSSI area and it is still unclear to what the pollution will be caused from this incinerator and the affect that this may have on the local habitat as we are within the drop out zone of this incinerator. Yours Caroline Antoniou "
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Catherine Davis
"Dear Planning Inspectorate Wales, With reference to the above waste incinerator application for Newlands Road at Rumney. I cannot believe that this area of the Wentlooge Levels is being trashed yet again. I absolutely object to this project and such an outrageous scheme should not even be considered in this area. The Wentlooge Levels are a precious ancient landscape and should be treasured and not used as a dumping ground for rubbish. When is it going to be realised that enough is enough and this area should not be developed anymore. This project should also be refused due to the awful visual impact the monstrous building will have on such a flat area, it will be an awful blot on the landscape! The residents will have to live with an oppressive mountain in front of them forever, it will have a terrible effect on their mental health and well-being and no benefit for the community as a whole. Wentlooge Road is already a very busy communication link and experiences traffic hold ups throughout the day, especially with the Aldi Distribution Centre. The road cannot cope with the extra traffic this development will produce. The development should be refused on the air pollution that will be produced - surely thought should be given to the residents in the immediate facility and further afield. Rumney, Trowbridge, St. Mellons, Llanrumney, Peterstone, Marshfield and Castleton residents should not be subjected to this pollution, especially the children. There is already the Viridor Incinerator a couple of miles away which is taking rubbish from further and further afield as there is not enough locally available. The lack of demand should surely show that this incinerator is not needed! The incinerator is so big that run-off from rainfall (which is ever increasing due to climate change) will cause flooding in this already low lying area. I cannot see any pluses for this type of industry to be placed in this area of Newlands; it must be refused if common sense is to prevail. Regards Catherine Davis. "
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Chantelle knapton
"I object to this as will effect air quality in the area also traffic and the cause of traffic pollution Traffic is already an issue in the area let alone adding extra trucks and Lorrys throughout the day and night. Also the size of of the building is twice the size of any building around and the noise problems it will raise as it is very close to my home and a lot of other homes and a school to close to guarentee residents health and safety I believe. Cardiff is already highly polluted and there is also an incinerator less than 3 miles from this proposed site its hypocritical to claim to be working towards 0 net emissions when your allowing the planning of filling Cardiff with incinerators. "
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Charmain Eedy
"I strongly object to this incinerator because I am worried about the harm it could cause to us and also the wildlife. I am also concerned about the traffic congestion this will cause as the area already has a high volume of traffic on a day to day basis, having this would make it unbearable!"
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Chris Gowing
"I object Mor Hafren site being developed for the following reasons: - 1. Air Quality from the site itself - even while these sites say they only produce a small amount of air pollutants being next to a residential area and a large high school / college would case likely cause ill effects. 2. Air Quality from the increase traffic - the local area cannot support the current level of traffic as seen during numerous times of the day and when incidents occur on any nearby roads. The additional NO2 released by these vehicles attended the site goes against the WAG environment policy. 1 & 2 - The area which is classified as the 14 most depraved area within Wales as a result has some of the largest health concerns (asthma and long term health conditions include COPD). No matter how small it will increase the suffering of local residents and 3. Increased traffic risk to residents and school children - St. Mellons has the high rate of school age children in Wales. Similarly putting a large industrial site, with a large increase in traffic will most certainly result in an increased risk of injury or death to people near the site and in the local area. 4. This goes against the WAG environmental policy and CCC policy on both air quality and reducing traffic (impact similar to the M4 relief road) and reducing traffic into Wales and the M4. 5. Cost of House Price - the value of the surrounding area houses will dramatically decrease, This has been proven in all other areas of ERF's in the UK and EU. There are many other reasons against building the site in current location which should be investigated with an risk assessment and the local residents who live / work and send their children to school next to the potential site."
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Claire Kennett
"I wish to object to the above application on the following grounds. The proposed incinerator is far too close to residents and schools which I believe would be harmful to our health. Breathing in fumes, ash and horrendous odours that will be pumped out, will certainly cause health issues, maybe not immediately but in the future. The amount of vehicles that will be used will not only cause more traffic issues to the area and more emissions but also a lot more noise. In the area residents already endure a lot of noise pollution with the freight liner, the railway, sirens and alarms continually being used, so to add more noise pollution would be unbearable and totally unfair. The size of the proposed building is huge and what an ungodly eye sore for anyone living in the area. The price of houses will certainly go down. Any incinerator should be no where near a residential area or any schools. Yours sincerely CKennett"
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Cllr Bernie Bowen-Thomson
"Dear Sir or Madam, Please except this email as an objection to the proposed building of an incinerator, DNS/3236340 Mor Hafren, on Newlands Rd. I would like to bring the following key points of my objection to your attention: 1. Visual Amenity – consideration of the design, its scale, the massing and how it influences the space, the impacts on residential areas of the north and the green spaces surrounding it. It will not contribute to the City landscape or geological features (KP16, EN3). 2. Green Infrastructure - The local area consists of significant green infrastructure. The proposed building will have a detrimental impact on the local green infrastructure and contravenes sections KP16 of the Cardiff LDP including building on undeveloped countryside (EN1 and EN2); not serving biodiversity interests (EN5, EN6 and EN7); impacting negatively on trees and hedgerows (EN8). 3. Ecology – Safeguarding the SSSI protected reen network in the vicinity. This proposal does not comply with KP16 of the Cardiff LDP. It does not support biodiversity interests and the connectivity of priority habitats and species (EN5, EN6 and EN7). 4. Drainage - Ensuring acceptable sustainable drainage solutions and robust integrated surface water management. The proposal does not reflect Cardiff’s LDP objectives to respect Cardiff’s environment (KP15, KP16:EN10). Notably, it does not avoid an area susceptible to flood risk in the first instance and does not reflect an ambition to prevent development that increases flood risk. 5. Transportation – The frequency and number of vehicle movements within that area would impact negatively on the neighbouring residential area, the network and routes. The proposal does not adequately respond to KP16 vi, T6 of Cardiff LDP. In addition, serious consideration needs to be given to the air quality (ensuring, as a bare minimum, that emissions accord with environmental standards, ideally exceeding these standards, particularly as this is so close to a residential areas). Similarly, ensuring excellent air quality is vital, so emissions need to accord with environmental standards and ideally exceed them. Yours sincerely, Cllr Bernie Bowen-Thomson Councillor for Trowbridge & St Mellons "
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Cllr Richard White
"Concerns would be that HGV’s accessing the site do not use the B4239 as it is not suitable for large vehicles due to the 90 degree bends in both Peterstone and St. Brides where long vehicles have to cross the white lines to negotiate the bends. Similarly when large vehicles meet other traffic on the railway bridge in St. Brides. Both situations cause congestion when vehicles have to reverse when they cannot pass one another. This has been experienced by most residents during recent years. Could this be addressed in any Traffic Management Plan? Another concern raised by residents is the plume from the stacks which may impact on the area."
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Dawn Lindsay
"I wish to strongly object to this proposed facility. There are several reasons why. Firstly it's impact on air quality for the surrounding area. [**REDACTED**] I have already noticed a decline in the air quality in this area, specificallyover the last couple of years, and am extremely concerned on the impact of an incinerator being built in an area already heavily impacted by poor air quality - Public Health Wales themselves have said there is no safe limit for the toxic particulates that this would be spewing into the atmosphere and that there WILL be health issues associated with it, however small this may be! Also the amount of CO2 it will be releasing. As there is a plan for Wales to be carbon neutral by 2030, surely this goes against absolutely everything the government wish to achieve, as this plant would have a 25 year life span, well passed the planned 2030 date. The waste. It has been made clear that the Viridor plant 3 miles away, has been future proofed and can more than handle the capacity required, both now and in the future. The Mor Hafren plant would be forced to source outside of the UK for it's foodstock in the imminent future - a fact agreed by the team from Mor Hafren in meetings at the Beacon centre. There is a very real and present danger with this scenario, in that who will be checking what is in this waste? - surely waste should be being burned at its point of origin and not sent around the world to be disposed of? It is not right that we should have unchecked waste from other countries forced on us to satisfy shareholders - we are the ones who must live here and breath in these toxic fumes! The smell. We were assured, when meeting with representatives of Mor Hafren, that there would not be a smell. I beg to differ. We are already painfully aware of the vile scent emerging from the Viridor plant and further investigations, and conversations, with other people who live near to other similar incinerators throughout the UK, will tell you that this is absolutely NOT the truth. They stink, from the unloading, to the burning, to the fumes - there is no other way to say it - THEY STINK! It is bad enough we are already affected by the stench from the Viridor plant (locally sourced foodstock), but why should we be forced to breath in and live in an area that stinks from another counties waste? The traffic. The road network they are planning to bring the waste in on is already heavily congested on a daily basis. Adding in another HGV approx every 15 mins is unthinkable, not to mention the staff cars too. The access roads to the proposed plant are narrow and to have HGV's waiting to unload is going to cause further chaos and misery to the road users. There is also a real danger the HGV's will use the coast roads to transport the waste, these roads are single track and the result would be catastrophic for the actual roads themselves (in terms of damage to them), local road users, and the wildlife. The visual impact. Currently, apart from the wind turbine, there is nothing of size to impact the sightlines of the coastal area. The building planned is huge, with a 70m stack and will visually impact the area for miles. The local High school - full of growing young children and teenagers, will have a direct view of the building and the toxic gases being emitted, not to mention all the houses locally who will suddenly have this monstrosity in their full view. It is not at all in keeping with the local area and will stick out like a sore thumb. There are numerous schools within the immediate vicinity of this proposed plant. These are full of young children whose bodies are growing and forming, whilst breathing in the proposed poisonous fumes emitted for 8 hours a day. Would you want your children being subjected to that on a daily basis? Finally, there is no actual identified need for a further incinerator in this area. As mentioned before the Viridor plant has been future proofed to allow for increased capacity, if actually needed. With there being a big push on recycling nowadays, combined with Wales wishing to be carbon neutral by 2030, burning will no longer be required as the answer in the near future, so why would one even be considered that would need feeding for the next 25 years - it is purely a financial venture on behalf of a company who need to satisfy it's shareholders. Please don't let us become the victims of someone else's greed. "
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Enrien Nebiu
"I object to the planing being granted as it would make the air quality poorer and i have [**REDACTED**] chilldren Same as the council shuting down centre of Cardiff to make air quality better I don’t want a burner in my door steep Build one in Rhiwbina or Whitchurch where most of the councilors live And you better listen to the people Thank you "
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Farooq Toor
"This will produce - bad odour that affects local habitat - disperse toxic environmental gases - badly affect country side environment - too much traffic - more polluted air - waste coming from England and Scotland means Cardiff is a dumping ground for their rubbish"
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Françoise Darwish
"I object to this proposed development. I am very concerned about the impact on our air quality in our area. I understand the incinerator will be built very close to schools and homes, affecting people’s health. I am also concerned about the noise pollution and increased traffic in the area. This development will have a very negative impact on the environment!"
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Friends of Gwent Levels
"Friends of Gwent Levels Objection to the Mor Hafren: Energy Recovery Facility. Dear Sir We are a community campaign group established to protect the ancient landscape and wildlife of the Gwent Levels from further degradation. The Wentlooge Levels form part of a green wedge between Cardiff and Newport and we are supporting the detailed objection submitted by Wentlooge Community Council regarding the Mor Hafren facility. The eastern side of Cardiff has already absorbed a significant number of waste disposal projects over the years e.g. Lamby Way Council Tip and a large incinerator in Splott. In addition, industrial units have been built, contributing to significant traffic pressure on roads not equipped to deal with large numbers of lorries carrying waste to the site of the incinerator from east and west of Cardiff. The villages of Wentlooge are already under constant pressure from articulated lorries and commuters travelling between the two cities. The Mor Hafren incinerator will be built near thriving communities, e.g Rhymney and Trowbridge, already experiencing the ongoing impact of industrial development. The fact that a large incinerator is already operating less than two miles away in an urban housing area needs to be taken into consideration in light of the impact such projects have on air quality, traffic congestion, and the general environment. Mor Hafren is proposed to be built near a large school and its structure is so intrusive due to shape, scale and height that the damage to a community already experiencing impacts from the increasing number of industrial ventures in this area of Wales is unacceptable. Friends of Gwent Levels fully supports the local campaign to stop the development of this incinerator. The evidence that the incinerator will further blight local communities in Rhymney and Trowbridge as well as devastating bio diversity and vital habitats for wildlife on SSSI land is clear. Wales does not have an energy deficit that justifies building a monstrous industrial incinerator which will dominate an area already suffering from too many developments which have been ill thought through in terms of environmental and human impact. The Future Generations (Wales ) Act 2015 states clearly that decisions likely to impact on future generations need to establish that measurable goals/ outcomes set out in the Act, with an emphasis on sustainable development and wellbeing responsibilities, will be achieved. The creation of yet one more waste disposal industrial unit on the edge of a city which has already granted permission for so much development in one area of Cardiff with so little gain for future generations cannot be justified. Friends of the Gwent Levels 26.11.20 "
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Gaynor Fisher
"I am against the Incinerator that is intended for the East of Cardiff.Why should the East of Cardiff be the dump ground for another Incinerator.We also have one close by in the Splott area.This is being intended to be close to Residential areas,many schools.We say that we have to go more Green on the roads,but with the threat of this incinerator it is a threat to the people of Cardiff’s health especially the East of Cardiff.We already have many blocked roads due to the volume of traffic,without the traffic of 200,000 tonnes of rubbish being dumped.Our roads are in a bad state of repair,surely this will make it worse.We are not a dumping ground an totally disagree with this being put at this site."
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Haroon Tariq
"I strongly object for the Mor Hafren: Energy Recovery Facility from ever being built.I have strong concerns that the incinerator will severely damage me and my family’s physical and mental health and my neighbours..our air quality will be reduced and at a high risk and it can cause lung disease and possibly cancer and the burner gas could effect our brain. The wild life around my neighbourhood will be put at risk as well. We have a lake and many areas which are protected for wildlife and the recovery facility will kill the wildlife and stop wildlife visting here and settling."
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Hazel Kennett
"I strongly object to the above incinerator due to the following: Traffic already leaves the area in a gridlock so to have a lot more vehicles daily will be awful everyone. Also the added emissions for us to breathe in. Noise pollution is a problem in St Mellons due to the railway, freight liner, sirens and alarms so to have more noise will be unbearable and totally unfair. Health wise I believe that breathing conditions will get worse in this area with the fumes, odours and ash pumping out. Apart from it being an horrendous eyesore, prices of houses will plummet. Far too close to schools and residents."
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Ian Harris
"I object to the building of an incinerator in this location. It is located on the SSSI reen network and sited next to a High School with an increased amount of traffic on the local roads. The building is large and imposing and detracts for the local scenery with no architectural advantage."
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James Kennett
"I strongly object to the above incinerator due to the following: Traffic already leaves the area in a gridlock so to have a lot more vehicles daily will be awful everyone. Also the added emissions for us to breathe in. Noise pollution is a problem in St Mellons due to the railway, freight liner, sirens and alarms so to have more noise will be unbearable and totally unfair. Health wise I believe that breathing conditions will get worse in this area with the fumes, odours and ash pumping out. Apart from it being an horrendous eyesore, prices of houses will plummet. Far too close to schools and residents."
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Jane Power
"I object to the proposed incinerator development on several grounds. It goes against any and all principles concerning clean air for us and our children, global warming and conservation of our precious wildlife, green spaces and wetlands. It will contribute to global warming and pollution, not just in our area but the wider area and surrounding communities. Emissions from the plant itself and traffic going to and from the site whilst it is being built, and whilst the plant is operating will only have a negative impact on our air and environment. There are several schools within an extremely small radius of the proposed site. This alone would for me, be grounds to reject the proposal. The proposal is extremely short sighted and I am astounded that it has even got to this stage of consultation. I and many others in my community and wider area will fight against this proposal for these reasons. The ramifications on our air, our health, our children’s health and our environment will be irreparable if the development of this incinerator goes ahead. "
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Jim Smith
" I wish to officially object to the building of this incinerator which will have repurcussions for air quality and odour . Having recently moved to the area I would have not moved here had I been aware"
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Jonathan Bebb
"I Object to this Facility after looking at the planning it's clear the location for this site has been poorly chosen. There are 4 Schools within 1 mile of the incinerator a further 4 within 2 miles. What message will it give the future children having a non-renewable energy source being constructed so close to their place of learning. The amount of people living with in a mile of the area is also above 500. There is another incinerator 3.5 miles away that already has increased traffic to the busiest city in wales. There has been no viable infrastructure changes to accommodate the increase in traffic to the already busy capital city. The incinerator in Gloucester is out in the county side away for any built up areas and with direct links to a motorway. Why has this incinerator not been planned to be on the motorway corridor to prevent an increase in vehicle footfall to residential areas ( that has been heavily pushed around the M4 at the Bryn glass tunnels. There must be better locations than this that are further away from residential areas. "
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Kate bell
"I object to the Cf3 incinerator "
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Kayleigh Williams
"I strongly object to this application of the Mor Hafren incinerator. I believe this site is too close to schools, homes and a big residential area. The pollution will drastically effect air quality and will negatively impact local residents health, especailly that of children. Cardiff already has an incinerator, we don't need any more polluting our air. The amount of CO2 this incinerator will produce is not acceptable and shouldn't be allowed. We are in a Carbon Climate Emergency. We need to be lowering these emissions, not significantly adding to them. I'm also concerned about where all of this waste will come from. Waste produced in South Wales is not enough to sustain this incinerator for the planned 25 years. The road infrastructure is not suitable or sustainable for the number of HGVs proposed daily. This will lead to more traffic on already congested roads, more air pollution and noise pollution to residents. The site area is alongside an SSSI. The environment will be harmed by both the construction and daily operations of this application. This area is also prone to flooding. There are lots of reens here and the potential of leaks from an incident will cause harmful contamination and this will have a detrimental effect on the environment. I strongly object to this application. Kind Regards Kayleigh Williams "
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Kelly Bebb
"I write to strongly object to the proposed plan for the incinerator in Rumney. I feel that the site has been poorly chosen and that the surrounding areas needs more consideration before the plans are given the go ahead. It is a very built up area, with four schools within a mile of the proposed site, where the traffic is already a problem. I feel that there has been little, to no, consideration of the residents of the area who do not want to see the air quality diminished even further. "
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L evans
"I think this is too close to schools and homes."
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Lauren Wagstaff
"I am objecting to the incinerator because as I would be living in close proximity to this, I believe it would create unnecessary air pollution, and not just because of the incinerator itself, but also the extra traffic it would create with large vehicles going in and out of the area. There are a number of schools very close to the planned site, so I believe this will be harmful to the children. Finally, I also believe it would have a negative impact on house prices in the area, people are not going to want to purchase houses where air pollution is high. There is another incinerator less than 3 miles away, why do we need another one so close? I do not want this incinerator built here and neither do many of the residents that live here, I do not see any positive impacts that building this will produce."
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Louise Sulluvan
"It has no benefits with in our area. "
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Mari Powell
"I wish to make a strong objection to this planning application. If this was allowed, East Cardiff would have incinerators on two sides. It is far too close to residential areas. Due to the prevailing south-westerly wind exhaust fumes would drift directly over a densely populated area. I believe we should be trying to make our air cleaner not dirtier. The extra heavy traffic would add to both congestion on our roads as well as also contributing to the air pollution. It feels like the government is surrounding us with pollutants! "
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Mark Robert Gumbrell
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Michelle Evans
"There is already an incinerator in the City visable from my home. Why a second one is even being considered so close to another is irresponsible. The area is known for having higher poverty rates but that does not mean that other citys, towns and villages get to dump and burn their rubbish on our doorstep. I do not agree with any incinerator anywhere but theres plenty of land in Cardiff and surrounding areas that could cope with such a structure yet Cardiff North is earmarked for this project, would we see this even being thought about in Lisvane, Rhiwbina, vale of glamorgan? I very much doubt it! I notice that another project “Cardiff Parkway” is being built in the future which highlights flaws in this project. Firstly commuters will be encouraged to use the railway out of the Citys to get in to Cardiff or for travel further a field such as Bristol or London. This is going to bring a massive influx of vehicles to the area already on top of the heavy goods movements planned for this project, on top of an already struggling road network that cannot cope with modern demands of City commuting! Secondly what a welcome to Cardiff, dirty air, disgusting smells being spread by what is essentially a massive fan! These are not the conditions we should be living in or “selling” Cardiff to business’, commuters or potential home buyers! There is an incinerator built on the M5 corridor that does not affect a single residential property so why is this site being considered within a few hundred metres of schools and houses! From the very beginning of this process with leaflet dropping the select few houses hoping they could slip under the radar to the poorly advertised consultation period at the Beacon Centre, [**REDACTED**] I there fore wish for this project not too go ahead! "
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Mohammad Toor
"I object this incinerators This will produce - Incineration releases small quantities of Hydro Chloric Acid, Sulphur, other volatile compounds and ash - the main problems of this method are the finite risk of contamination, noise, odour, fire and explosion hazards, vegetation damage, ground water pollution and air pollution (El-Fadel et al., 1997). bad odour that affects local habitat - disperse toxic environmental gases - badly affect country side environment - too much traffic - more polluted air - waste coming from England and Scotland means Cardiff is a dumping ground for their rubbish - not all household waste materials are combustible "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Mohammed Shearaaz Tariq
"I strongly object to this Mor Hafren Energy Recovery Facility from being built. I have strong concerns that this facility will severely damage me, my family and my neighbours' physical and mental health. The gases released from burning residual waste at this facility will significantly reduce the air quality in the local area. This will increase risk of respiratory health problems in my community which will be fatal to some members of my community who I know have pre-existing health conditions, most commonly asthma sufferers. As well as air quality being reduced, air pollution will increase which will negatively impact the nearby Hendre Lake, a protected wildlife habitat and natural area, home to many animal and insect species. The increased air pollution will endanger these species and also drive birds away from the area. Finally, the construction of this facility will be an unpleasant addition to the local area and therefore negatively impact on the growth of the community with people choosing not to move into this local area and businesses choosing their new premises elsewhere. Please can you take my view alongside all my fellow community members' views into consideration and reject this application for the proposed construction and operation of the Mor Hafren Energy Recovery Facility."
Members of the Public/Businesses
MR MARK GOVIER
"Summary: Not required. An incineration for energy plant was built relatively recently on the East Moors site for just this purpose. At the time that was built I believe arguments were put forwards that it would be sufficient to cope with the waste from all nearby counties. Where is the additional "fuel" for this new waste disposal facility to come from? It is also unclear what the true source and nature of "fuel" for the site will be it is therefore difficult to judge whether another alternate process, such as composting may equally be suitable for rendering the material "safer". Additionally traffic plans/impact statements suggest that the addition of further 160 HGV movements per day would be of little impact in terms of "intimidation and fear"; being someone who cycles along that route occasionally and also walks nearby in the area of the proposed plant there are no footpaths. Therefore even if workers wished to access the site using sustainable means (foot or bicycle) they will be placing themselves at risk. The fact that the area has previously been used for light industrial and warehousing purposes is largely irrelevant: What is proposed is on a completely different vertical scale and will be a producer of noxious emissions and potentially harmful ash. All very different from the previous uses for the site and the nearby area. If we need another 15 MW (average) energy from the site then we can install half a dozen more wind turbines. Quicker, lower impact, cleaner, prettier."
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Mrs Sophia Tariq
"I strongly object for the 'Mor Hafren: Energy Recovery Facility' from ever being built. My utmost strong concerns are that the proposed incinerator will severely damage my family's, my neighbourghs and my physical and mental health. Our air quality will be compromised causing lung damage. Not having clear air around our living space could affect our brain function. The incinerator gases could affect our eyesight, our skin and the toxicity could lead to developing cancer. The energy recovery facility is a short term solution to creating an alternative energy resource but the negative implications of it are much more higher to residents residing around this proposed furnacing tower. The cons weigh much heavier in scale compared to the the pros. The Wildlife and domestic pets will be put in danger of breathing in these toxic gases. Affecting their air pipes, fur, sense of smell and disrupting their lives in nature. Our plants within our gardens and wild plants will be endangered, the poor air will stop plants producing chlorophyl thus disrupting plants natural process of photosynthesis. Humans and animals aswell as insects need plants for so many health and environmental benefits, the residual burner will definately jeopardise nature in all its form. Our local wildlife/nature reserve areas, such as Hendre Lake will be affected by the pollution of the gases. Definately affecting the Marsh land in habitants. The local shipment company employs a high number of workers and they will be affected working in a polluted environment due to the incinerator. Our young children attending playgroup, nurseries, schools and high schools will be exposed to these lingering gases commuting to their schools, whilst playing outdoors and partaking in outdoor sports. This will impact the health of our local future generation. Please reject the planning permission for this energy recovery facility. Unquestionably, I do not wish for this to be built and actively used. The gases will pollute my immediate area of residencency and no doubt highly likely spread to the wider communities of Cardiff. Please consider all the objections put forward to you and Immediately dismiss the plans for this highly all round dangerous residual waste burning facility. From a very highly anxious resident. Mrs Sophia Tariq. "
Local Authorities
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Newport City Council Environmental Health
"Please see the attached document / Gweler y ddogfen atodedig"
Members of the Public/Businesses
Omar Toor
"I object this incinerators This will produce - Incineration releases small quantities of Hydro Chloric Acid, Sulphur, other volatile compounds and ash - the main problems of this method are the finite risk of contamination, noise, odour, fire and explosion hazards, vegetation damage, ground water pollution and air pollution (El-Fadel et al., 1997). bad odour that affects local habitat - disperse toxic environmental gases - badly affect country side environment - too much traffic - more polluted air - waste coming from England and Scotland means Cardiff is a dumping ground for their rubbish - not all household waste materials are combustible "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Patricia Hughes
"I object strongly to the building of the proposed incinerator in the Rumney/St Mellons area of Cardiff. The proposed site is very close to schools and residential areas. I for one do not want or need the pollution that this will cause. There is already an incinerator in the Tremorfa area of Cardiff along with the Steel Works. We already suffer the fall out from both of these by way of smell and soot. Another incinerator on our door step will be detrimental to the health and wellbeing of the residents."
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Patricia Hughes
"I object strongly to the building of a dirty, air polluting incinerator in the Rumney/St mellons area of cardiff. This is on the doorstep of schools and residential area which up until now has some beautiful green space surrounding it."
Members of the Public/Businesses
Piotr Stefanczyk
"To whom it may concern Please accept this email as my strong objection to the above application for the following reasons: 1.It is still located on the same site, in close proximity to residential housing and schools Emissions from the incinerator will potentially impact the health of residents and our children, as well as potentially polluting the wildlife and plants on the Gwent levels. 2. The incinerator’s mass and scale will have a considerable visual impact on the surrounding area and views towards the Severn Estuary. The building would add no architectural value to the surrounding area as It would stand out against the Green landscape surrounding it. 3. The proximity to the new Eastern High School is of significant concern to all those involved with the facility. It would be beyond belief to place such a noisy, polluting development so close to where children are situated for up to 7 hours per day. 4. The addition of 80 lorry journeys per day to the surrounding road network would be the straw that broke the camel’s back. Peak hours during ‘normal’ times are at grid-lock around the Lamby Way area. It will add even more congestion to a very busy road throughout Cardiff, which will further increase air pollution. 5. I'm also concerned by the damage that could be done to the local wildlife around the construction of the site. As a resident of St Mellons I strongly object to this application! Kind regards, Piotr Stefanczyk"
Members of the Public/Businesses
Rebecca Kennett
"I strongly object to the above incinerator due to the following: Traffic already leaves the area in a gridlock so to have a lot more vehicles daily will be awful everyone. Also the added emissions for us to breathe in. Noise pollution is a problem in St Mellons due to the railway, freight liner, sirens and alarms so to have more noise will be unbearable and totally unfair. Health wise I believe that breathing conditions will get worse in this area with the fumes, odours and ash pumping out. It will be an absolute eyesore due to the size. Far too close to schools and residents."
Members of the Public/Businesses
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James Alderman on behalf of Residents Against The CF3 Incinerator
" Please see the attached document / Gweler y ddogfen atodedig"
Members of the Public/Businesses
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Jonathan Alderman on behalf of Residents Against The CF3 Incinerator
"Please see the attached document / Gweler y ddogfen atodedig"
Members of the Public/Businesses
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Tony Waite on behalf of Residents Against The CF3 Incinerator
"Please see the attached document / Gweler y ddogfen atodedig"
Members of the Public/Businesses
Sam Keepings
"I object to these plans. The increased traffic to this already traffic jammed area is a major concern along with the concern for health for all of our children, elderly relatives and vulnerable residents of the area. We are not a dumping ground and shouldn’t be treated like one. "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Sarah Hunter
"I object to the building and operation of the Mor Hafren: Energy Recovery Facility (incinerator). I don’t believe that Cardiff East has the necessary infrastructure to cope with heavy industrial traffic. To much traffic will create more pollution and congestion. The site will have an awful impact on our air quality and be a danger to public health, it is to close to our schools and residential areas. "
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Shaista Khan
"I object this incinerators This will produce - Incineration releases small quantities of Hydro Chloric Acid, Sulphur, other volatile compounds and ash - the main problems of this method are the finite risk of contamination, noise, odour, fire and explosion hazards, vegetation damage, ground water pollution and air pollution (El-Fadel et al., 1997). bad odour that affects local habitat - disperse toxic environmental gases - badly affect country side environment - too much traffic - more polluted air - waste coming from England and Scotland means Cardiff is a dumping ground for their rubbish - not all household waste materials are combustible "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Stephen Doughty MP
"Dear Sir/Madam Objection to Planning Application Reference: DNS/3236340 Developer: Môr Hafren Bio Power I would be grateful if you could consider my objection in the strongest possible terms to the proposal from Môr Hafren Bio Power to build a waste incinerator in the Wentloog area adjacent to Trowbridge / St Mellons and Rumney. I concur entirely with the objections made by hundreds of local residents, and other elected representatives including our local Councillors. I objected to the previous application and would appreciate if my previous objection reasons could be taken into full consideration again, in addition to the points below. Since that time I have heard from a great number of constituents across the East of Cardiff, raising continued concerns, which I fully endorse. Over-arching these specific concerns, I contend that the development, using out-dated technology and locking in significant carbon emissions and other pollutants, is entirely incompatible with the Well-Being of Future Generations Act 2015, the commitments of the Welsh and UK Governments under the Paris Climate Change Agreement, and directly undermines the One Planet Cardiff strategy of Cardiff Council. Specific additional concerns include: • The proposed increase in HGV traffic and associated emissions near to a residential area and multiple schools. • The fact that the local area already has two similar facilities - at Barry, and Splott and others located across the Severn, with proposal for a Biomass plant in addition in Splott. • Given significant concerns about both climate emissions and local air quality - so many facilities being located in close geographical proximity cannot be justified. • Mor Hafren state that they have contracts with companies to take the waste that they will burn in this facility and that it will be sourced locally. To my knowledge - they still refuse to name the customers and more alarmingly the type and nature and origins of the waste streams. In view of the fact that Mor Hafren seem to not want to disclose the makeup of the waste streams, due diligence and caution again needs to be exercised. • When I personally spoke to Mor Hafren representatives - one admitted to me that they would not want this facility near their homes - I don't see why my residents should have to put up with it either • Mor Hafren have deliberately sought to downplay community concern throughout the process with a series of highly flawed consultations which they were forced to amend and extend after criticism. As one resident tells me "The leaflet was inside a Domino's Pizza menu and put through their letter box with other "Junk mail/flyer items". This initial leaflet did not suggest or even use the word Incinerator or burning of waste." • The proposed size and design of the facility is completely out of keeping with the local area, will ruin views for local residents towards the Severn Estuary and dominate the skyline in a largely residential and low-rise area, known as the "levels" for that reason. This facility will be more than 3 times larger and substantially higher than the nearest building - the Aldi Distribution Centre. • The area is an SSSI and it seems utterly absurd to propose locating such a facility with the related air and water pollution risks that accompany it • There is significant overcapacity in the incineration market, and with Wales performing so strongly on its recycling targets - it is likely waste would need to be imported from beyond the local area, including England - increasing emissions and local air pollution • The existing 42 incinerators in the UK generate over 11 million tonnes of CO2 - given the impending climate crisis and the declaration of a climate emergency by the Welsh Government on 29 April 2019 - it cannot be compatible to build another of these facilities in Wales, not least as it would block the carbon neutral by 2030 pledge by producing roughly the same amount of CO2 as roughly 12,000 cars driving from Cardiff to London every Day (650 tonnes of CO2 every day) • The developers will not have to report, capture/filter or pay for any of the CO2/Carbon that they release through the burning process - it has been estimated it will produce more than 200,000 tonnes of CO2 every year. • Projections of the smoke plume from the chimney, based on attributes such as local weather data, smoke composition and terrain (sourced from Plume-Plotter) show nitrous oxide at ground level and indicates a 30% increase to surrounding areas given the combined impact of the CF3 and Splott incinerators - and is likely to cause a significant detriment to health in the community. • The health assessment produced is also rather worrying for families with infants and shows that this incinerator will produce 32% of “weekly tolerable daily intake” for infants from exposure to Dioxins and PCBs). • Not least in the current Covid-19 pandemic which thrives in weak respiratory systems - this cannot be justified on health grounds alone. • Flood risk - we are all too aware of the increase in instances of flooding due to climate change. Such a facility will not only contribute negatively to the climate change that is behind recent flooding events, but in building on such a site removes absorbent grounds for increased precipitation in an area that is already at significant risk of coastal flooding. Concreting and tarmacing the site will mean more water run-off. Additionally, constituents fear this would increase contaminants in the reen network, thus causing further damage to the wildlife inhabitants there. I furthermore agree with the Chairs of the Senedd Health and Environment Committees that there should be a wider moratorium on building these facilities, which further lock us into outdated and unsustainable technology for decades. Yours sincerely Stephen Doughty MP Cardiff South and Penarth "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Tracy Shailer Stanway
"I strongly object to the incinerator project in CF3 The area is extremely populated and we have 6 schools in St Mellons alone and more in neighbouring villages which shows how many very young people in the area that need breath fresh air. The environmental impacts are also huge ? There is already huge traffic problems in the area and big lorries of smelly waste and waste hanging around waiting to be burnt . There is already a burner in Cardiff. This one is poorly sighted too burners should not be put in large built up areas . Please please reconsidered "
Members of the Public/Businesses
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V Cuffe
" Please see the attached document / Gweler y ddogfen atodedig"
Members of the Public/Businesses
Alison Alexis
"There are already a couple of incinerators within a number of miles from where I live . I have a family and have a number of concerns with a incinerator so close .Incineration doesn't even encourage recycling and waste reduction. The point of focus should be on reducing waste and recycling most of it. The emissions from incinerator to residents living near them all of damaging Public Health respiratory problems, liver cancer and major illnesses linked to anyone living around incinerators how can you expect residents what was once a lovely safe area to accept this or a young family. I have been here a number of years which is a safe place for my children and I have the threat of this I was here 1st Why should we live with the smells and air pollution The increased noise that it will produce when its a peaceful area . The litter that will be generated when we are in an SSI area. The increased vehicle traffic which on its own will generate even more pollution. Let alone the severity to the environment when burning all of the waste "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Amelia Davis
"I object to this planning, air quality and pollution in Cardiff is already so bad we should be putting in measures to improve this and not make it worse, especially within such close proximity to schools! In addition the roads in this location cannot handle the additional traffic. "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Andrei Reiss
"I will start by saying I believe very strongly in green technology and recycling and I am perfectly aware of the dangers represented by human waste and the detrimental effect it has on our world. This being said I would be in favor of a solution that would bring a positive change to this problem however I do not feel the proposed solution in this case is the best one. And I will present my arguments for this case below as follows: 1. I feel the selected location for this project is not the best one. If ever such a solution should be approved clearly it should be built in a non-residential area where its detrimental effects would be less felt and seen or breath in. 2. Building this facility close to a school would only show a complete lack of care towards the people whose very future the builders and authorities claim to safeguard by such projects - our children- I am sure they would prefer clean air instead and better solutions than this one. 3. I strongly believe the current proposal creates more problems than it solves. To begin with burning something, whatever that waste maybe - is not a functional or economical long term solution. The real solution is to stop creating that waste or product that is proving to be so difficult to recycle or get ride of afterwards. Clearly we need to stop the production and long term usage of single plastics and derivates. Secondly, the long term health effects cause by the micro particles and smoke from this facility are not well enough documented. Imagine having to breath these for 25 years. Would you want this? 4. The logistics required for the running of this facility will add to the problems. The continuous circuit of lorries and trucks needed to fuel this beast will create more pollution, more damage to roads and infrastructure. Who will pay for them? Who will compensate residence for the time lost in traffic. I was under the impression UK government was trying to cut emissions? how does this serve that goal? It does not. In the end I would close with a final request to all decisional factors involved in this. If you grant permission for such a project to be built, you are clearly showing you do not have people's best interests at heart. The long term detrimental effects this project will cause to CF3 area will weigh heavy on your conscience. Let us all hope you still have one! "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Andrew Davies
"As a nearby resident of St Mellons / Trowbridge, I object to this application for development. I am concerned that the increase in traffic to deliver 200,000 tonnes of waste during normal operation will be a strain on the road network and cause an increase in vehicle emissions. The nearby area includes a Site of Special Scientific interest and I am worried about risks to wildlife including bats and birds, flora and fauna along with wider impact on the environment in and around the Wentloog Levels. I am also worried about the long term impact of the proposed facility on the health and well-being of me and my family as well as that of residents in housing areas even closer to the site and its proximity to several schools in Trowbridge and Rumney."
Members of the Public/Businesses
Andrew Strakis
"I have read the environment impact assessment but I do not see any information in regards to the emission waste and how it's impacted by wind or precipitation. i.e. I don't see how building a chimney taller will make any difference against how the emissions are carried via wind and precipitation. As a specific example the research article linked below says over time there is be a build up of dioxin pools in the local soil as trees will absorb the dioxins and the have rain water carry it down into the soil. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11356-018-1363-1"
Members of the Public/Businesses
Anjee Burns
"I am objecting to the proposed incinerator at Newlands Road, Wentloog as it will produce dangerous levels of pollution for residents both from the gases emitted and from the increased traffic transporting the waste. It is extremely close to schools and residential developments and residents should not have to suffer further deterioration to the air quality in a city where it is already too high. The roads leading to the proposed facility are already congested without further traffic adding to the problem. There are other options that can and should be explored that would cause less damage to the environment. I also worry that a facility like this will create an incentive to incinerate not recycle and damage the will to explore other options for waste management and this surely goes against the environmental targets Wales should be working towards. Please think of the future our children will inherit. "
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Ben Lidgey
"Ref DNS/3236340. I wish to further object to the Mor Hafren Bio Power plant proposed for Newlands Rd, Cardiff. This is based on the recent announcements and proposals by the South East Wales Transport Commission to reduce the traffic congestion around the South East Wales region and the M4. The revised planning application from Mor Hafren has shown an increase in the planned visits of heavy goods vehicles of 41 to and from the site every day for 264 days a year, leading to an extra 10,824 HGVs, which is in direct opposition to the proposals to reduce the amount of traffic on the M4 motorway and surrounding road networks. In addition it has also come to my attention that the electricity generation process from burning waste is not efficient, and produces more CO2 than a fossil fueled power station. As the Gwent levels are a low-lying land, and more likely subject to flooding and sea-level rises, adding further CO2 to the atmosphere in this era of climate emergency is short-sighted and dangerous to the environment. Within the last month the area in which the facility is intended to be built has been contacted by Natural Resources Wales automated flood warning for spring tides, further reinforcing the point that the area is at risk of flooding. "
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Ben Lloyd
"I am objecting to this on the basis that the effect on air quality in south eastern Cardiff will be significant. The area already has dangerously high levels of air pollution, due to heavy industry and proximity to major roads, with a number of schools and GPs surgeries being close to roads which exceed safe levels. As well as considering the impact of pollution from the facility, the committee MUST ALSO CONSIDER the cumulative impact of the its various decisions on air quality in the areas. It seems yet again those of us living the deprived southern arc of Cardiff are being told we must house all the dangerous side effects of waste management. This is clearly a matter of environmental justice. Too many children are growing up here in poverty who must now also face the public health challenges of these sorts of developments. This is a double disadvantage. Such environmental infrastructure must be spread EVENLY across the city (and South Wales as a whole)."
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Bree Gatica-Wilcox
"I do not want an incinerator in close proximity to my child's nursery or school."
Other Statutory Consultees
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Cadw
"Please see the attached document / Gweler y ddogfen atodedig"
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Carolyn Harrington
" I strongly object to Mor Hafrens application for the following reasons: - The implications to the health of our children and grandchildren are extremely concerning especially as this is a residential area with many schools close to the planned site. Although I'm sure we will be told the emissions will be within 'safe levels' the area is already heavily polluted and in a state of carbon emergency and this incinerator would make things so much worse. - The building is far too large for this environmentally protected area. It would stand out like a sore thumb in this relatively flat landscape. - I believe there to be much cleaner technology options that could be used to get rid of waste than what is being proposed for this site. - The roads in this area are already heavily congested and the huge increase in traffic this plant will bring would be extremely disruptive to the local residents and will add to the local pollution levels. - We already have a burner in Cardiff, siting another one in the area is irresponsible and damaging to residents. - Emissions released and the smell and noise that will be generated from this will make life in this residential area very unpleasant. "
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Cassy walker
"This is an environmental and health hazard to residents and I object to it being located in such a built up residential area."
Members of the Public/Businesses
Charlotte Stephenson
"I am against the plans for an incinerator in St Mellons due to the impact on air pollution/noise from the facility & incoming vehicles. [**REDACTED**] find it hard enough with the rail noise therefore a constant noise from the incinerator would dramatically affect my condition as noise & smells are a trigger. I am certain we are not the only ones with health issues that could be made worse by the incinerator. We already have an incinerator in adamsdown 2 miles away & can see the fumes when we pass. I really do not understand why anybody would think that it’s a good idea to build a harmful facility so close to homes/schools and wildlife. 2020 has been horrendous to everyone so please don’t make it any worse. "
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Christine Price
"I felt his incinerator is too close to schools housing estates,also it right next to wetlands any contamination from the plant would do untold damage.We also have a incinerator in Splott which is very close why do we need another why should our children be put in danger from this,I can see no positives only massive negatives."
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Claire Nicholls
"I don't think that this should go ahead it will affect the air and should be built in a less built up area."
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Colin Davies
"I wish to object strongly to the building and operation of the incinerator. As others have stated, it will cause a reduction in air quality impacting both the local environment (ie local parts of the area are SSSI), the wildlife and importantly people and especially impact on young children in the surrounding area. The increase in traffic, both during the building phase and the ongoing operation of the incinerator, is unreasonable and will greatly impact the already congested surrounding areas. When the world is trying to reduce the carbon impact, it seems ludicrous that an incinerator is being built which will increase the carbon and general pollution in the area. "
Members of the Public/Businesses
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David Prosser
"Please see the attached document / Gweler y ddogfen atodedig"
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Dean and Chantelle Knapton
"To whom this may concern, Please take this email as our objective to the planning of the incinerator for CF3. We object to this as will effect air quality in the area also traffic and the cause of traffic pollution in an already heavily built up area which has an issue with traffic daily. Also the size of the size of the building and the noise as it is very close to my home and other homes and schools. It is three times the size of any over building in the area and will be clearly visible from my toddlers room with the plume blowing out god knows what emissions into the air. Cardiff is already highly polluted and there is also an incinerator less than 3 miles from this proposed site its hypocritical to claim to be working towards 0 net emissions when your allowing the planning of filling Cardiff with incinerators. Thanks Dean & chantelle knapton "
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Dominik Mirzwa
"I would like to put an objection to Mor Hafen burner to be build in Rumney. It is a residential area with lots of schools in close proximity of the proposed burner. The air pollution is quite high as it is in the area due to traffic and one burner already being in use close by in Splott. My concern is that although Mor Hafen and Viridor would need to keep their norms and standards, the two combined surely would exceed the given norms. There are lots of families living in the area with children who should not be robbed of their rights to fresh air. We have to look into the future of our children and keep them safe and healthy. Letting them breath in the smoke day and night doesn't go well with anyone's safety or wellbeing. To add to this the traffic in the are can be quite heavy at times, we really don't need to make it worse and it will be if there'll be another 100 or so lorries and trucks in and out, day and night. It really breaks my heart and I cannot comprehend how people want to allow it not thinking about us, people, human beings. We should stand togheter fighting climate change, fight air pollution, make our world a better place to live for us and our children and future generations. So once again I strongly object the burner to be build next door as by far there are much more negatives to the idea than there's positives if any. "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Elizabeth Brancazio
"I feel that this application has not been considered sufficiently, particularly with respect to the impact on the local community. The traffic in the area is already overwhelming; improvements are needed to infrastructure before any projects are considered that will exacerbate this. The environmental impact also cannot be overstated. There have been air quality concerns in this part of South Wales for a number of years, which have had an impact on the health and well-being of local residents. At a time when the British population is becoming more concerned about the environment and new energy/waste targets are being set, it seems ridiculous to commit to such a damaging enterprise, particularly when it is likely to become obsolete in the near future. The damage that will be done to the local environment cannot be easily undone in the event that the incinerator is shut down because of new regulations. We should not be allowing these kind of projects to go ahead at a time when so much progress is being made in protecting the future of the planet. I strongly object to this proposal and feel it should not go ahead. This would have a devastating impact on the local area. "
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Elizabeth Newton-Gorry
"I would like to register my objections to the Mor Hafren development. I live in the local area, and I am concerned about the impact on the local environment and especially on the local school. I believe that there hasn't been enough evidence shown to prove that there are benefits to the development, and especially ones that aren't negated by the pollution from the incinerator itself and the vastly increased traffic that it will cause. On a personal level, I have [**REDACTED*] and am concerned about the effects of additional air pollution on my health. [**REDACTED**] and again, the effects of more pollution worry us both. Also, there's already an incinerator a few miles away in Splott - I haven't seen any evidence that the combined output of these won't be even worse! I do believe more environmentally friendly ways of energy production are important, but I think that if you aren't willing to force an incinerator on the more affluent parts of the city, then you shouldn't be trying to force one on the less affluent areas. "
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Gary thomas
"I feel the incinerator is to close to homes and is very close proximity to a school the size of the building is very large and I have been told that plums of white smoke will come from its stack .it is very close to waterways and natural beauty spot ie Hendrix lake .i don’t care how careful they say they can control the environmental impact in the area there will always be breaches ......Cardiff already has a ver large incinerator situated close by and this are does not want to be the dumping ground for the rest of the region "
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Gavin Samuel
"I strongly oppose the building of the Mor Hafren Incinerator because of the following reasons: 1) St Mellons has a traffic issue as it is without the addition of traffic to and from the incinerator which will only result in increased pollution 2) The landscape will be drastically affected with the building of the incinerator, it will be an eyesore! This is a residential area! 3) Hendre lake and its wildlife could be potentially affected by pollution, we have no guarantees on what type of material will be incinerated, Residents are concerned about risks to health. 4) There is an incinerator only 12 miles away there is no need for a second incinerator in Cardiff! "
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Gino Brancazio
"I strongly object to the energy recovery facility. Here is a list of my concerns: - Nears to schools. There is absolutely nothing positive about having a facility like this within close enough distance to affect the health of children. - Increased road usages - The area around the proposed facility is already busy enough on the roads, adding more traffic by building this site would add traffic without expanding on capacity, leading to further delays on the roads, and more air pollution from cars idling instead of travelling through the area - Environmental - the local area will be negatively affected by the emissions of this site "
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Hannah Oxenham
"I strongly object to the proposed construction and operation of this facility for the following reasons: Bio Diversity and Environmental impact - This site lies alongside a SSSI. I have concerns about potential damage to the SSSI, which is sensitive to pollution both air borne and from any effluent/spillage leaking into the reens, both during the construction of the site and the ongoing day to day running of it. Biomass is a counter productive and flawed form of energy production. Generating a unit of energy from wood emits between 3% and 50% more CO2 upfront than generating it from coal. Burning wood emits similar levels and a similar range of pollutants as burning coal, including CO2, sulphur dioxide, mercury, Volatile Organic Compounds and small particulates such as PM2.5; all of which can be detrimental to our health and environment. We should not be advocating this type of facility over newer more green renewable options. Cutting down trees to burn both releases the CO2 back into the atmosphere instead if the trees absorbing it and it further reduces our ability to capture CO2. Cardiff is the 6th most at risk city in the world to sea level rises - Cardiff Council should reject this application in favour of encouraging investment in clean, renewable forms of energy. Air quality/ physical health impact - While emissions may be within deemed 'safe limits', the area is a deprived (previously Communities First) area which has had limited investment in green spaces and much investment in pollutants, including the Viridor incinerator to which I as a local resident objected some years ago. Local residents did not want the previous incinerator built in our locality and we do not want the air quality and our future health as individuals and a community to be further detrimental impacted by yet another incinerator. This build will negatively impact our health and the health of future residents and communities in this rea when we should be actively investing in improving this in the east of Cardiff. Equality and equal access to clean air - Cardiff has declared a Carbon Climate Emergency and is currently consulting on its own One Planet strategy. Building this incinerator is in contrast with the strategic aims of this document. Once again, residents in a more deprived and impoverished area of Cardiff, have been targeted to further disadvantage, rather than acknowledging that air quality is already at its worst in this area of the city. Since the Viridor incinerator has built, the air quality has noticeably dropped for residents. It smells different. Please do not further disadvantage us by violating yet another large polluting business on our doorstep. I do not feel that the measures being taken by Mor Hafren to reduce the toxicity of the gases released are adequate to protect me or my family as local members of the community. There has been no monitoring of small particulates (PM10 and PM2.5) in the locality, despite the nearby steel works, the existing waste incinerator, and the proposal for a second in Wentloog. It is therefore surely impossible to know whether legal limits are already being approached or even exceeded and what the true impact will be on us as residents. Splott already has one waste incinerator, and with proposals for another in Wentloog, the east of Cardiff is at risk of three incinerators within close proximity to our homes and to schools in Splott, Tremorfa and Pengam Green. Alignment to current Cardiff Council and Welsh Government policy - Welsh policy focuses on cleaning up the environment not increasing air pollution in areas which are already identified as having worse air quality than other areas of the city. Cardiff Council has made policy commitments around Carbon neutrality by 2025. An Environmental Aspect Assessment and Strategic Environmental Assessment and sustainability appraisal should be undertaken with regard to this plant. Cardiff Council and Welsh Government have announced they are resolved to fight against the current climate emergency, and approving this application will not support achieving that goal and will in fact have an adverse impact on its success for residents in east Cardiff. Best technology available - it appears that the incinerator is not using up to date technology so would not be efficient. CoGen are also not looking to create a local heat network to make use of steam and hot water produced, which given the current climate crisis is not efficient or corporately responsible. Need demonstrated - I would query whether there is enough demand for this facility given there is another incinerator which has relatively recently been built very nearby in the same locality. I am concerned that this will result in waste being transported from areas further and further away, including outside of Wales and the UK, which should be processed as close to its origin as possible. Often wood is shipped in from abroad which furthers the deforestation and climate crisis across the world. Traffic and roads - nearby roads are already congested and local children feel that roads are unsafe for them. We as residents in a disadvantaged community will be subjected to increased heavy industrial traffic with all the environmental and health risks that poses in addition to congestion. We have suffered on an ongoing basis from increased heavy industrial traffic since the Viridor incinerator was built. The promise that no HGVs would use this route was empty, not enforced, and did not decrease HGV traffic. Our windows and doors now shake when a HGV goes down our road and homes are experiencing potential subsidence from HGVs hitting into the speed bump outside of our house. I have directed numerous HGVs who are lost or stuck trying to get around corners around which they cannot fit due to residents' cars being parked outside their homes, at all hours, including when children are coming to and from school. Noise disturbance - I do not believe noise disturbance has been adequately or effectively assessed for local residents either through the build process or an ongoing basis. We still experience noise pollution from the current incinerator in the area, as well as other issues as local residents such as swarms of flies in the summer when they had issues with refuse at the Viridor site. Visual impact - the building proposed is huge, being an excessively tall building on 'The Levels' which will have a massive e impact on the local landscape. Planning blight - an extension of planning permission would be likely to result in continued uncertainty over the use of the site which has no clear timeframe for completion. Under the Cardiff Local Development Plan, this site could be better used. Approving this application will negatively impact on the health and wellbeing of local residents of Splott, Tremorfa, Pengam Green and wider East Cardiff. There will be negative impacts on environmental, noise, air, traffic, visual aspects and it will detract work outlined through local and national policy. It will not be efficient or effective in the context of a climate crisis. "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Helena Read
"To whom it may concern: The proposed incinerator in Rumney is ethically indefensible and against the public interest. It would lead to a dramatic decline in both the mental and physical health of local residents. It would almost certainly decrease local life expectancy. Scientifically outdated and environmentally behind the times, it offers no positive ambition or hope for the future of Cardiff. Please see the evidence below. 1) Pollution is a killer. Every school child knows it. Increased HGV use of local roads, on top of the emissions from the incinerator itself, will pollute the air for generations to come. It will be a contributory, even major, factor in cause of deaths in the surrounding area. This at a time when, internationally, leading scientists, environmentalists and politicians are seeking to slow and, with hope, reverse the undeniable, tragic consequences of industrial pollution and climate change.  2) There are already high levels of poverty and consequent ill-health in the area. These are residents, many of whom rely on food banks and free school meals, whose current standard of living can little afford further deprivation. These are people who desperately need more parks, green spaces, improvement in the quality of air, not the complete opposite. Must these people give up their basic human right to health and safety within their community? Must they put up with it simply because they already endure a poorer standard of living than those in wealthier districts? Do certain people not matter, simply because they are poor? 3) Covid-19 attacks the respiratory system. The pandemic has killed nearly 60,000 people in this country so far, with many thousands more suffering the debilitating effects of 'long term Covid'. We all want to feel, and be, safe. Lessons must be learned from this most difficult of years. Pollution caused by the proposed incinerator will damage the lungs and respiratory system. It will make local people more vulnerable during and following a period of extreme risk to public health. Who will defend planning approval when confronted by the sick and bereaved in years to come? Those found to have been culpably negligent will be held to account. 4) Accidents do happen. This is a densely populated area. Can residents receive an absolute guarantee that there will be no devastating explosion at the plant? Will no toxic waste ever be leaked into the local environment? Would supporters of the proposed incinerator be happy for their elderly parents, their sick child, to live in its shadow? Whose lives are they willing to risk? 5) Toxic waste incineration represents an outdated form of industry. It is now 2020 and we are all being encouraged to reform our energy usage, our transport and our waste disposal in an effort to make our actions more environmentally friendly. To build a plant which will emit noxious gas into the air is behind the times and frankly old fashioned. How out of keeping with all innovative, creative, ambitious, world leading town planning. Surely we can do better than this? Thank you for reading my objection, submitted in the hope that there is a brighter future for our children. Yours faithfully, Helena Read  "
Members of the Public/Businesses
James Oxenham
"I strongly object to the proposed Mor Hafren: Energy Recovery Facility. My reasons are numerous and include but are not limited to: there is already an incinerator nearby, the proposed site will increase traffic in the area including additional heavy goods vehicles, leading to reduced air quality, pollution which is known to lead to and/or exacerbate health conditions, a downturn in socio-economic status, and the insufficient infrastruture in the area that is not designed to withstand heavy use from heavy goods vehicles. The environmental impact to local green areas will not only impact on numerous species of wildlife but the loss and damage to such areas will have a tremendous negative impact to the mental health of residents of the local area. The Mor Hafren: Energy Recovery Facility cannot be allowed to go ahead. "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Janet Day
"a) Increased heavy haulage traffic on the inadequate road infrastructure leading to and from the proposed plant involving thousands of lorry movements per annum. b) Increased air pollution from heavy haulage traffic. c) Proposed development is too close to Schools and Domestic Housing putting the Health of the Public at risk. d) Development is within a Site of Special Scientific Interest and any pollution would be a major problem. e) The proposed development is NOT in the best interests of the Health of the citizens of Cardiff and South Wales and beyond. "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Jason Williams
"Aside from the visual impact of a 45 metre high chimney stack and the negative impact on an environmentally protected area known as 'The Levels' a large incinerator facility will have, not to mention the adverse impact on air quality for the surrounding areas from increased CO2 levels which are a direct consequence of the burning process, I have not seen any evidence that there is a need for this 'Energy Recovery Facility' in the first place. A similar facility has recently been built in Barry Docks, which would be in close proximation to this facility and I would like to see data on the quantities of waste requiring incineration from within the local area & information on the type & quantities and location of any additional waste which is planned to be brought in from outside the local area. I therefore strongly object to this facility going ahead until this information is made public."
Members of the Public/Businesses
Jayne DAVIES
"I strongly object to the Mor Hafren application. The impact of the increased heavy goods traffic on the already busy roads in the area is not acceptable or in keeping with the aim of trying to reduce traffic and the resultant CO2 emissions. I also object as it will cause an increase in air pollution in the surrounding area of housing, schools and the green spaces. The increased pollution will also impact on the local environment and the wildfire. Others more qualified have commented on the inappropriate technology being proposed. Again, I strongly object to the Mor Hafren application. "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Jeanette Smith
"To whom it may concern I wish to object to the building of this monstrosity on the grounds of the damage to the environment and it does not bring any jobs or make the area better. It is far too close to a residential area there are several schools close by the closest being Eastern High. The roads aren't sufficient to carry the heavy traffic of lorries to the area day and night. Also it is to be built on a SSI. "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Jordan Lewis-Iles
"This proposal is something I am strongly against for the following reasons. The proposal is going the wrong way in regards to a greener society. There have been plans to continue this kind of commitment of keeping our air clean - this is a huge setback. The area of the building is too close to homes and a super school that holds hundreds of healthy students. The quality of air in these areas should be clean as possible for everyone's health and safety. I feel that health assessments have done a poor job here. Poor air quality is evident that it can cause asthma and other respiratory challenges. We see something similar when residents live very close to busy roads - why put something like this on our door steps? Overall, I (and so many more people) believe that this should not go forward. The location, size and potential levels of pollution it can create is really inappropriate to put in to our community. "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Joseph Xiberras
"I strongly object to the proposed incinerator for visual, pollution and health reasons. I cannot believe that all of South East Wales’ council waste is being considered for dumping in one small area. If there must be another incinerator, it should be located significantly further afield and closer to the councils who produce the waste."
Members of the Public/Businesses
Katie millward
"I am Katie millward Reject. I strongly object to the proposed incinerator. It will be extremely close to my family home and just as close to where my children go to school. I’m very concerned about the detrimental effect this will have on mine and my famalies health. The fact that the incinerator will produce 100,000 to 200,000 c02 per year on top of the increase in traffic which will mean a further increase in c02 emissions is a Grave concern to many residents and in direct contrast with Wales proposal to be carbon neutral by 2030."
Members of the Public/Businesses
Kelly Samuel
"As a local resident of the St Mellons area with a young family I strongly oppose to the building of the Mor Hafren incinerator because of the following reasons 1) Environmental Impact St Mellons is home to the beautiful Hendre Lake. Hendre lake is a local attraction that acts as a vital teaching area to local schools. Schools and the local community use the lake as a way of teaching our youth about important environmental issues and animals etc, it houses a wealth of wildlife and is a natural habitat to many birds, fish and insects, pollution from the proposed incinerator would be detrimental to one of the only areas of beauty in the east of Cardiff. In addition, Hendre lake welcomes visitors for the purposes of walking and leisure and is also a keen spot for fishers, the proposed building of an incinerator would not only harm wildlife but reduce the appeal of the lake to visitors as the landscape would change dramatically. HGV traffic will result in noise, dust and particulate pollution which will blight the lives of families particularly along Cyprus Drive, an already very congested road during rush hour. For students at the local primary schools Willowbrook Primary, Meadow Lane, Oakfield School and Bishop’s Child the increase in traffic would also be detrimental to their health and wellbeing. Bearing in mind the current COVID restrictions where people are trying to spend as much time outside as possible increased levels of pollution can only be negative. 2) Traffic St Mellons is an already densely populated area of Cardiff, there have been numerous housing developments over the past few years which have put a huge strain on the infrastructure of the area, additional traffic over a prolonged period of time during the construction of the incinerator coupled with the traffic for the “very welcomed” train station would be too much for the area to handle. St Mellons has 4 primary schools, traffic is already a huge problem, the prospect of numerous lorries travelling through the area on a regular daily basis would only add to the pressures of traffic and prove to provide even more congestion in the area. 3) Visual Impact St Mellons has a flat landscape and has not one high rise building, the addition of the incinerator would be an eyesore and would not compliment the area at all. 4) Security The St Mellons community has serious concerns over the security of the proposed incinerator, we are concerned about the number of non-residents entering the area on a daily basis. 5) Pollution St Mellons residents are extremely concerned over the control of substances incinerated at the site, we have had no confirmed guarantees there will be no contaminants, toxins or explosive materials disposed of that would pose threat to local resident’s health. 6) Eastern High School Eastern High School was a well overdue addition to East Cardiff, the children who attend this school, having waited years for a state-of-the-art faculty, will now be less than 500m from the planned inclinator site, pollution, a tarnished landscape and additional traffic congestion and noise can only provide a negative environment for these children to learn in. In summary St Mellons does not need an incinerator, and it does not want one! St Mellons needs investment in infrastructure e.g., a new primary school to address an increase in housing, funds allocated to further community projects that support its ever-growing population but most of all it needs to remain a community that puts its residents first! Residents are opposed to any project that pollutes, they are opposed to any project that does not add value to the area nd they are opposed to any project that does not have the interests of the residents at heart. "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Kelvin Lloyd
"I object to the planned proposal of the incinerator. It will be extremely close to the schools my son and family members attend and mine and many family members houses. I’m extremely concerned by the emissions form the incinerator itself and the increase in traffic. Traffic in Cardiff had increased greatly the last few years, my daily commute to work takes me nearly twice as long and already takes my past Cardiffs existing incinerator in Splott. I’ve been told many times what they omit is harmless and odourless but can assure you that’s not my experience. I’ve seen and read lately that Wales aims to be Carbon Neutral by 2030 so I’m sure that the building of another incinerator could not be in Cardiff’s best interest. "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Lesley Read
"The proposal to build an incinerator in Rumney would, if accepted, constitute a serious health-hazard. It would be in an area of high population and within 2,000 metres of 10 schools. At a time when there is huge concern among scientists about the dangers of poor air-quality, caused by emissions from all kinds of sources, it would be irresponsible to allow an incinerator to be built in or near a residential area. Furthermore, the Wentloog Levels would also be affected, with serious and potentially irreversible harm to flora and fauna. The prevailing wind is from the south-west which means any emissions would be carried over a large,densely populated area of Cardiff and beyond. The lorries bringing in the waste would themselves give-off emissions proven to be dangerous to health, and would constitute an additional threat to safety on already-busy roads, as well as creating unacceptable noise-levels. It is interesting to note that the proposed site is in one of the poorer parts of Cardiff where poverty and deprivation already take a toll on the health and well-being of residents. No-one ever proposes that incinerators are situated in prosperous areas of a city. In Cardiff, the most desirable and expensive areas to live happen to be in the north so that emissions from an incinerator sited in, say, Lisvane, would be blown, by the prevailing winds, away from residential areas. Of course, I am not suggesting that an incinerator should be built in Lisvane or anywhere else in Cardiff: my point is simply that Lisvane would never have been considered in the first place. It is always people living in areas with the highest levels of poverty, and with consequent poor health, high mortality, large numbers of schoolchildren receiving free school meals and families relying on food banks, etc., who are expected to put up with a further reduction in their standard of living. This attitude on the part of local authorities is reprehensible and has no place in town-planning. All the reassurances in the world that the emissions from the incinerator would not be dangerous or that the filters would ensure public safety are, frankly, so much hot air. Safety mechanisms can fail, and toxins found to be harmful only after years of exposure. And nothing will filter out the pollution caused by the lorries travelling to and from the site. For some time now, there have been intermittent electronic signs on the M4 in Wales encouraging drivers to slow-down because "Pollution kills", a tacit admission by the authorities of the dangers to health caused by heavy, fast-moving traffic. What hypocrisy, then, to consider building a plant that will in itself pollute the atmosphere and also bring dozens of dangerous, polluting lorries into Rumney every day. It is undeniable that accidents can happen. The potential loss of life and long-term damage to health that an explosion in an incinerator situated anywhere in Cardiff would cause are unimaginably horrific. And what if a lorry overturned, spilling its cargo of toxic waste into the road? Such risks should not and must not be taken with people's lives. This year we have seen the suffering caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. The virus is known to affect the respiratory tract, sometimes causing months and maybe even years (who knows?) of ill-health, and untold damage to lungs. Air pollution is well known to cause respiratory diseases and childhood cancers. To permit the building of an incinerator that would seriously imperil the health of the local population would be not only irresponsible, but culpably negligent. "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Luke Secker
"I object to this proposed incinerator on several grounds: 1) Location. This incinerator is proposed near many schools and housing areas. The East of Cardiff is having development to improve the area and quality of living for residents; this proposed incinerator seems to go against all of this. Who would want to live near a site which is making air quality and pollution worst? Why should school children be forced to breathe in polluted air when they go to school? It is also being proposed on a flood plane; there was a flood warning for the area as recent as November 2020. 2) The building. The Aldi Distribution Centre (near the proposed site) is the highest building in the area at 17m tall and this was noted in it’s planning permission that it needed to blend in with the area. The proposed incinerator is considerably taller than this and will be visible from many miles around. As far away as towns on the edge of the River Severn in England and from other areas of Cardiff (e.g. Cyncoed, Pen-Y-Lan, St Mellons, Rumney, Pengham Green). The shaft of the wind turbine near the proposed incinerator is approximately the same height as the proposed incinerators chimney stack; and this is visible from several areas of Cardiff - so the chimney stack will be as well. This isn’t respecting the local area or going to blend in. 3) Demand for another incinerator. During the first lockdown Cardiff Council doubled their rubbish collections to weekly collections (not fortnightly). The council was able to manage this additional waste without the need for an extra incinerator - showing that this incinerator is not needed as there is ‘no demand’ for its purpose locally. If there is no waste in Cardiff or South Wales for this incinerator, then where will the waste be coming from? 4) It goes against Government Targets on promoting recycling and air quality. The proposed incinerator almost promotes producing more waste for it to burn, instead of recycling in a green manner. It will also worsen the air quality in Cardiff, South Wales and South Wales England. When the World is trying to improve air quality - how can a commercial business be allowed to go against this? 5) Traffic. The proposed incinerator site is not near a motorway and you need to travel on one of the busiest junctions/roads in Cardiff. Adding additional trucks onto these roads will create more traffic, causing more pollution (and worst air quality) and traffic jams in the city. An incinerator like this should be near a motorway to avoid clogging the cities roads. 6) Nature. The proposed incinerator site is on the ‘Living Levels’, home to alot of nature and rare animals/birds. How would an incinerator on this scale effect this natural environment? 7) Local opinion. There is very little/no local support for this proposed incinerator or benefit to local communities. The company trying to propose it are not a local company or even based in Wales. So why has Cardiff been chosen - when it isn’t wanted (with a lot of support to stop it from local groups and politicians) or benefiting the area? (Second attempt to object; first attempt submitted but not showing on the comments or no email received to acknowledge it has been received)."
Members of the Public/Businesses
Magdalena Mirzwa
"I would like to put an objection to Mor Hafen burner to be build in Rumney. It is a residential area with lots of schools in close proximity of the proposed burner. The air pollution is quite high as it is in the area due to traffic and one burner already being in use close by in Splott. My concern is that although Mor Hafen and Viridor would need to keep their norms and standards, the two combined surely would exceed the given norms. There are lots of families living in the area with children who should not be robbed of their rights to fresh air. We have to look into the future of our children and keep them safe and healthy. Letting them breath in the smoke day and night doesn't go well with anyone's safety or wellbeing. To add to this the traffic in the are can be quite heavy at times, we really don't need to make it worse and it will be if there'll be another 100 or so lorries and trucks in and out, day and night. It really breaks my heart and I cannot comprehend how people want to allow it not thinking about us, people, human beings. We should stand togheter fighting climate change, fight air pollution, make our world a better place to live for us and our children and future generations. So once again I strongly object the burner to be build next door as by far there are much more negatives to the idea than there's positives if any. "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Magdalena Ufnal
"To Whom it may concern I'd like to express my strong objections to Mor Hafren’s application and I honestly hope this application to be rejected. The facility will have a very negative impact on my quality of life and wellbeing, my family and the whole local community. My main concerns are as follows: 1. Negative impact on the environment and climate change as I believe this will hinder incentives to increase recycling 2. Negative impact to health due to reduced air quality as a result of toxins and pollutants emitted from the proposed facility and the increased traffic due to its proximity to residential areas and local schools, t 3. Increased noise and smell pollution, in addition to increased flies and other vermin in the residential areas near the proposed incinerator I strongly believe this application will be rejected! Kind regards Magdalena Ufnal"
Other Statutory Consultees
response has attachments
Marshfield Community Council
"Please see the attached document / Gweler y ddogfen atodedig"
Members of the Public/Businesses
Michael beale
"I object on the basis of health and environment.this cannot supplement government objectives to reduce co2 emissions and clean up the air. This is also planned to be situated in an area of natural beauty which should be protected."
Members of the Public/Businesses
Michael Burns
"The planned location of the development in close proximity to housing, schools, nurseries and Nature reserves in my opinion is not appropriate or conducive to the health and well being of the local community not only from emissions from the development but also from the increased traffic to the site. The local road infrastructure is already at more than maximum capacity at times and the anticipated increase can only make conditions worse. Therefore I have to object to the approval of this development. "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Monia Machaj
"I strongly object to Mor Hafren to be built on Newlands Road. As I live at Harris Avenue it would be just on front of my garden, also have kids at [**REDACTED**] which is located just [**REDACTED**] away from the proposed site. The air quality in our area is already badly polluted thanks to Viridor Incinerator. It's residential area and this is no place for this monstrosity. It would mean for my kids to have no break from breathing in toxic poisonous smoke, as it would be in place where they live and go to school. "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Monika Machaj
"I strongly object to Mor Hafren to be built on Newlands Road. As I live at Harris Avenue it would be just on front of my garden, also have kids at [**REDACTED**] which is located just few hundred metres away from the proposed site. The air quality in our area is already badly polluted thanks to Viridor Incinerator. It's residential area and this is no place for this monstrosity. It would mean for my kids to have no break from breathing in toxic poisonous smoke, as it would be in place where they live and go to school."
Members of the Public/Businesses
Mrs Jeanna Godfrey
"I do not consider that the incinerator will be suitably placed. It will cause nuisance, pollution and a potential source of Irritation to those already at risk due to poor health. It is too near large built up areas."
Members of the Public/Businesses
Mrs K O'Shea
" Objection to Mor Hafren: Energy Recovery Facility Planning Inspectorate Reference: DNS/3236340 27/11/2020 I wish to object very strongly to the planning application for Mor Hafren to build an incinerator at Wentlooge, Cardiff. These are some of the reasons why. I have tried to group my objections by category, which in some cases overlap, however what is clear is that in every instance, the moral argument for refusing the application is enormous. Introduction Where I, my family and many other families live in St Mellons, we are often bothered by bad odours and noise, by day and night from the various commercial activities which occur on the flat area to the south and east of St Mellons, Wentlooge and Trowbridge. These activities are neither conducive to good sleep, clean healthy air to breathe, or good mental wellbeing. The traffic created increases danger to local people and gives rise to increased pollution and the dirt and dust is unsightly and drags the area down in a visual sense. The Wentlooge levels, the westernmost part of the Gwent levels, where the proposed site is located plays host to a Site of Special Scientific Interest and the characteristic flatness of the natural area, completely unspoiled by development provides a safe and relatively clean habitat for many species of bird, in particular water birds, mammals, insect, flora and fauna, plus many reptiles and fish in the ancient Roman reens. The special area of landscape which forms the Wentlooge Levels between Cardiff and Newport is rare in its occurrence in Wales and the wider UK and should be credited with greater value and protected by those in whom the power is vested to do so. I cannot sit back and say nothing against such a significant proposed development. It is in our gift to stop such needless development of special sites when there are so many heavily derelict former industrial sites elsewhere (from former steel-working, mining, landfill or even power stations) ripe with opportunities for redevelopment to more valuable use. Alternative, environmentally non-sensitive locations should be considered well ahead of special areas of landscape such as those on and close to SSSIs. Environmental/Wildlife/Moral The Gwent Levels are recognised “as a Landscape of Outstanding Historic Interest” by Newport for example it is LDP. Since Welsh Government is committed to improving and enhancing SSSIs, I would be really shocked and saddened if it does not share this view and choose to protect such special and valuable unspoilt areas of wilderness. The area provides a natural habitat for a plethora of insect and bird life, water creatures living in the reens and small mammals, not to mention the birds of prey which feed in the area, and should be preserved, maintained and afforded the special protection it deserves for the benefit of future generations – of not just humans but many species of wildlife. SSSI and Special landscape area designations apply to the Wentlooge Levels. CADW have categorised the Gwent Levels as a Registered Landscape of Outstanding and of Special Interest in Wales being “a landscape of extraordinarily diverse environmental and archaeological potential” and “a supreme example of a hand crafted landscape”. It states the Levels are therefore an uniquely rich archaeological and historic resource in Wales, and certainly of international importance and significance”. The Levels have an outstanding rating in numerous classifications on the LANDMAP system. We regularly see many beautiful goose flights over my home in this part of the levels – using their avian mapping to navigate their way to warmer climes on their migration routes. It is greatly concerning that a building so massive would significantly alter the aerial landscape where these waterbirds fly will have a negative impact on migration routes, of geese and many other kinds of birds including swans, shelduck, lapwing, and other birds. Being very close to the Severn Estuary Ramsar site which is globally important for waterbirds, it is likely that the land currently plays a vital role in the estuary’s birdlife, so such a dramatic alteration to it would inevitably impact on international avian populations. The negative impact of such an enormous structure on this flat area would be very significant to humans and to wildlife alike. Such a structure in this area of special marshland, which is rare in the UK, and should be cherished, not built upon, is out of keeping and inappropriate. To build the incinerator in this location would cause additional danger to wildlife from vehicles, increased dust particles on and in surrounding grasslands and waterways which provide delicate ecosystems and habitats for wildlife and increased air pollution from emissions. Many of these species are in decline and even small disruptions to their habitats can have a devastating effect on their populations. The native grasses, and site specific flora and fauna which is complex and delicate, unique to marshlands would be harmed by the increased pollution from the site inevitably altering the structure of the soil beneath, preventing these species from flourishing on the site, thereby altering negatively the ecosystem of the land for insects and small water and land dwelling creatures. This alteration to the soil’s structure would compact the land impacting on the ground’s sponge-like properties which make it such a vital flood preventing asset to the area. The land could never be returned to having the properties it currently possesses. Building such a development here would in itself reduce the growth of populations of threatened species, but actually cause their rapid decline. By giving such an application the green light, it would also be likely to lead to further development nearby, of an industrial nature, further eroding the environmental quality of the area and exacerbate this issue. Archaeological/Historical/(and again, moral!) The special archaeological value includes ancient forests and other treasures and artefacts of huge historic value buried beneath the soft peaty earth; not to mention the ancient drainage ditches dug in Roman times, many of which survive, to this day. As was the intention when SSSI status was granted to the Wentlooge Levels, this area should be left undisturbed, save for sensitive agriculture. What is the point in designating areas as SSSI if we are not prepared to fulfil our public and statutory duty to uphold that designation and protect them for the reasons the land was deemed SSSI in the first place – ie of archaeological interest and its unique and special environmental characteristics? Were this proposal to be allowed to proceed, even if the project’s lifespan were to be “temporary” –over 25-40 years, its massive scale on such a sensitive area would have had a significant detrimental effect, likely to be irreversible for many species of birds, insects, water creatures and mammals, which may never return to the site, e.g. shrill carder bee, lapwing, and hazel dormouse – all of which are rare and at risk and must be protected to help prevent their journey towards extinction. By approving such a development so close to such a natural beautiful landscape, its character would be significantly altered. Such major alteration over several generations’ memory (the lifetime of the plant), that the most likely next step would be that it would be developed by an even dirtier industry, if that is in fact possible! In this regard, the special landscape which goes to make up the formation of SSSIs in the area would have disappeared forever. Contribution to Increased Risk of Flooding It is well known and documented that flooding is a problem in this area, since it is so flat and so near to sea level. This has been an issue which the Romans resolved very cleverly by digging reens to drain the peaty soil so that the land could be sensitively farmed. Sensitive farming does not equal large scale development – not for waste processing sites, solar farms, business parks or railway stations! The reens manage ordinary rainfall fairly well, but struggle in a deluge and occasional flooding occurs. This would be massively exacerbated by any large-scale industrial development of the land, at a time when rainfall is increasing and extremes in weather are more frequent. I would worry for not just the homes of people in the area, but also for animals which inhabit the land too. An additional worry would be the stored waste on the land, and how such materials could irrevocably pollute the sensitive landscape and habitats were they to become overwhelmed by floodwater causing any kind of seepage of toxic chemicals or acids. It seems reasonable that a risk of fire or explosion could also be posed by major flooding. Amenity and Character of the Area That which is harmful to wildlife is also harmful to humans. Currently the levels are enjoyed by many for the leisure amenity they provide. This would be dramatically eroded by the industrial blight of the landscape. By changing so significantly the character of the area, such a development would set a precedent for other development across this special landscape, possibly of an even more harmful nature, that would be the thin end of the wedge for the total eradication of this very special unspoilt landscape, which perhaps appears invisible to many due to its relative flatness. Due however to the unusual and peaceful nature of the land, it is a rural amenity enjoyed by many people seeking active pursuits, like cycling, running, horse-riding, walking, as well as watching and photographing birds, yet such a massive change to the landscape by an uncharacteristic solar farm with its associated tall high-security perimeter fences, locked gates, and large shipping-container-size power storage facilities would create an unwelcome blight on the countryside and the character of the land. Inappropriate Location Although the planned development is on a brownfield site, north of Newlands Road and to the south of the Cardiff / Newport railway line – shown on the developer’s map, next to Pinewood Studios and near to several local schools, housing and within the Gwent Levels Site of Special Scientific Interest – this does not make it acceptable. It is not appropriate to site an incinerator to burn 200,000 tonnes per year of non-recycled waste in such close proximity to the Gwent Levels, an SSSI, such large areas of population and on such a flat historical, and environmentally special area, so close to highly populated areas where there is an area of multiple deprivation. There is nothing right about this location or this application. Even if in every other way permissible, it is morally wrong to build such a structure, housing such an activity on the Gwent Levels and in such close proximity to an SSSI. This SSSI is one of Wales’ most special natural sites and is normally afforded legal protection. Just because Natural Resources Wales admitted to having no strategy for monitoring or maintaining them, it doesn’t mean we should allow them to be destroyed by development projects, instead, we should tighten our grip on proper monitoring and develop a strategy for long term protection and maintenance. Visual Impact This very large industrial building for storage and treatment of waste, with its 70 metre tall chimney and an almost 50 metre tall discharge vent (nearly 2metres wide) is so huge, it would be visible for literally miles around – up and over the hills towards Michaelston-y-Fedw to the north east and right across the Severn Estuary, probably even from Clevedon, Weston-super-Mare and Portishead. This chimney and building would be clearly visible from the Wales coastal path and would detract significantly from the unspoilt landscape in the levels. The characteristic flatness of this part of the celebrated and in part legally protected Gwent Levels would be ruined forever by a development of such excessive and massive scale. It is simply not appropriate for this very special historic natural landscape. Its appearance is in no way in keeping with the Gwent Levels SSSI. Odours Odours and the quality of the air we breathe is already cause for concern as is evidenced by the many people who complain about them on social media sites in the St Mellons, Trowbridge and Rumney areas, but it is significant in the north eastern part of St Mellons, where the land is higher, since the wind direction causes odours and emissions to flow in this direction. It is alarming that further odours would be discharged from the plant at a rate of more than 111,000 odour units per second, at a concentration of 2,500 odour units per cubic metre. Whilst it is acknowledged that the areas most affected by odours would be in and around: Newlands Road, Newton Road, Valley View, Brynbala Way, Trowbridge, Shire Newton, Wentloog Road, despite a tall chimney, because of wind direction, the 'plume' from the incinerator would blow in an easterly and north easterly direction, carrying it over Hendre Lake and beyond to parts of St Mellons and Trowbridge (as shownn on a map in the developer's planning application). This would impact on many, many more families than are currently aware they would be affected, since we know from experience that the odours of existing lower level activities already reach us. Furthermore, the activities involving moving the material to, from and around the site also produce odour, so those living, working and commuting near roads leading to and from the site would also be adversely impacted. I note that odour levels would increase during periods of planned maintenance when the plant would shut down, and yet deliveries would continue, meaning more waste would be stored on site, and unacceptably, the unbelievable 175 times every year that the plant is allowed to exceed permitted odour emission limits! Air Quality/Co2 UKWIN say the plant, if built could emit 105,000 tonnes of CO2 per year. The lack of restriction on CO2 emissions from the site, is worrying since Cardiff has declared a Carbon emergency because of the large amounts of CO2 already in the environment. Air quality would suffer further, from vehicle emissions, from the activities on the site itself and from the plume, which could affect people's health, and impact detrimentally on the wildlife in the area. The report mentions Cadmium, Carbon Monoxide, Hydrogen Chloride, Hydrogen Fluoride, Mercury, Nitrogen Dioxide, Oxides of Nitrogen, Lead, Sulphur Dioxide, Thallium. No “Need” Despite the developers claim that the plant would contribute 15Mw of electricity to the national grid, this is not needed. Also, the plant would generate more CO2 than a coal or gas fired station producing similar amounts of electricity. There is little evidence to support the local availability of suitable waste for this incinerator, suggesting that ultimately, waste would be brought in from much further afield for burning. Traffic and Noise Since it would be anticipated that every day, 42 heavy lorries would bring odorous waste to the site, about 200,000 tonnes each year from local waste management activities and those same 42 vehicles would then leave every day too, this is a significant vehicular increase on local roads, and those further afield from where the waste is brought. This dangerous toxic waste being taken to be dumped would cause a significant concern on local and regional roads. Adding to air pollution caused by the lorries’s emissions, would be exhaust fumes from another 18 cars arriving and leaving daily. There would be a significant increase in (largely heavy, noisy, slow moving) traffic on already congested local roads leading to and from the site. 120 two-way vehicle movements every day (60 inbound, 60 outbound (18 light vehicles (cars and vans) and 42 heavy lorries (3.5+ tonnes) along Wentloog Avenue and Newlands Road. It would increase danger to other vehicle occupants and pedestrians; congestion on already clogged up roads; air pollution from emissions; dirt to roads, pavements, and nearby buildings, and open spaces; noise pollution from the sound of hydraulic air brakes; and light pollution from headlights. It would also produce major wear and tear on roads that are frankly worn out! Although deliveries would be during daytime hours, tipping, craning and shredding waste would generate significant levels of noise. If an argument as to why this waste would need to be transported by road rather than the very nearby freightliner had been made, it was not apparent. Danger/Safety Risk If there can be an explosion and fire at a highly regulated steelworks as occurred recently, and others at storage depots in East Cardiff and further afield, also in the last 12 months, there can surely be one at a plant where 3-4 days worth of waste would be stored on site, facilitating the plant’s 24 hours, 7 days a week operation, especially when temperatures of 850 degrees C are used in the process. If not an explosion, so close to such a highly built up residential area, where there are countless social problems, there is definitely scope for deliberate arson, if security on the site is not incredibly tight. An explosion or fire on a site like this would be cause an environmental catastrophe and also risk fatalities. Economic Although waste energy would be reclaimed, the local area wouldn't see any direct benefit from this activity, not even could it be guaranteed that local people would be the ones employed in the handful of jobs at the site. There would be no socio-economic benefit to local people from the development, only downsides, an eye-sore, health risks, increased flood risk, and property blight. I strongly call for the application to be refused. "
Members of the Public/Businesses
NAME WITHHELD
"My name is [**REDACTED**] I’m a [**REDACTED**] pupil at Eastern High. I’m writing to you to object to the building of an incinerator very close to my School and my home. I am worried about when I walk home from school the increased traffic in the area, the roads on this side of the city are already very busy. I’m also worried about the emissions the extra traffic will cause, we should all be worried about the effect this will have on children’s health, local wildlife and the environment. Children in my area don’t always have the same opportunities as other children in Cardiff, Please let us have Clean Air. "
Members of the Public/Businesses
NAME WITHHELD
"I am a student at [**REDACTED**] and I’m completely against the incinerator for a multitude of reasons. Firstly, this incinerator will burn plastic which will impact the current global warming crisis. This incinerator will release greenhouse gases into the atmosphere which will cause an enhanced greenhouse effect. This enhancement will cause ice caps to melt which will raise sea levels. This could cause floods and impact the animals that live in tundra habitats. Secondly, [**REDACTED**] is located quite close to the incinerator and I do not want to have to walk to school every day breathing in toxins. I also do not want to have to learn about how to be successful in my future next to a building that is destroying my future. Finally, this incinerator will cause more harm than good. It will impact every living thing. You may think that it is only one incinerator and one incinerator can’t make much of a difference. However, I am telling you it can because after one incinerator comes another and another until we have destroyed our planet past the point of no return. "
Members of the Public/Businesses
NAME WITHHELD
"I am a Year 9 student at [**REDACTED**], and would like to express that I strongly disagree with CoGen’s plans to build an incinerator near my school. It would completely overshadow our school building and spoil the views we are currently able to enjoy from our classrooms. The planned building looks ugly. I would be gutted to lose the green views we have right now. It makes for a far nicer learning environment. I also feel that the noise from the incinerator would make it harder to concentrate during lessons and exams, especially in the summer when the windows are open more. I worry that if the incinerator gets built, it will damage all the students of Eastern High’s health, and will increase cases of Heart Problems and Asthma by increasing Carbon Dioxide which is a very dangerous gas, and is the main culprit for causing asthma. I am fortunate not to have asthma, but one of my best friends does and he struggles with it. When he has an asthma attack, he loses control of his breathing and cannot do anything but take his asthma pump. It is very frightening to see him go through an attack, and I worry that he, and others, may be prone to more frequent attacks, especially as the 3G pitch where we play football in school and for our local teams is only 400 metres away from where CoGen’s incinerator is planned. It scares me to think that when we are enjoying playing football and keeping fit to improve our health and well-being, that we would be able to see this monstrosity that Mor Hafren are proposing, as well as breathing in all matter of poisonous fumes from it, and contradicts the whole point of keeping fit to be healthy. Also, when the C02 and other contaminants from the incinerator are expelled into the air, it has a chance of mingling in with the evaporation system, which will cause acid rain. This acid rain is not the lethal type, however it will remove the palisade layer of the leaves of trees; this means that the tree is no longer waterproof and will then be killed by the rain. It will do this to any plants. It will also cause the water in our reen network and lovely local lakes to be infected with toxins, and will endanger the wildlife within it. "
Members of the Public/Businesses
NAME WITHHELD
"I am a resident of st Mellons and a student of the [**REDACTED**], I strongly oppose the building of the proposed incinerator because of social, environmental and health issues. As a young adult I am keen to protect the area from over development and very much want to protect local wildlife and the health of residents who will be directly affected from this planned project. The proposed incinerator site will only result in increased traffic, pollution damage to local wildlife and protected species. There is an incinerator less than 15 miles away there is no need for an additional incinerator to be built so close to a heavily built up residential area! "
Members of the Public/Businesses
NAME WITHHELD
"Please don't build an incinerator next to my school, we don't need any more traffic and we want to breath clean air, we don't want to have to learn or have PE In pollution! Build somewhere not near houses, people, children or animals. "
Other Statutory Consultees
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Natural Resources Wales/Cyfoeth Naturiol Cymru
"Please see the attached document / Gweler y ddogfen atodedig"
Members of the Public/Businesses
Nazir Mohamed
"This project is so close to schools,housing and parkland area. The air quality and pollution from the project is surly going to impact the clean area we leave in. I would like to see the area around me kept free from any pollution. Totally against the idea ."
Members of the Public/Businesses
Nigel stephenson
"I object as the toxic fumes emitted will have significant long term health issues for all ages. In addition the increased volume of heavy goods vehicles will add to the poor air quality. This facility in the planned location is wrong. There is already an incinerator in Adamsdown approximately 2 miles away. Why is South Cardiff being subjected to these types of facilities with little or no consideration for the people that reside here."
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Peter Hardy
"I want the planning committee to reject planning application for the Mor Hafren facility for the following reasons: 1) The Mor Hafren incinerator is the wrong solution - Mor Hafren is not a renewable source of energy and the Government want to move fully to renewable energy generation. - Mor Hafren will need a constant source of fuel, which could lead to amounts of recyclable material being incinerated needlessly. Where incinerators are common, levels of recycling and negatively affected. https://www.no-burn.org/wp-content/uploads/Bad-News-for-Recycling-Final.pdf - Mor Hafren will produce massive amount of CO2 emissions and this is contrary to Cardiff and the UK government commitments to reducing emissions in line with the Paris Climate agreement. The only reason this is even viable is because incinerators are currently excluded from emissions targets. There is a judicial review about this currently going ahead; how can the Welsh Government be entering into a 25 year contract when the outcome of this review isn't known. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/aug/25/legal-challenge-uk-exclusion-waste-incinerators-emissions-trading-scheme - The incinerator proposal is based on 200,000 tons of waste and the traffic required to support that amount. Lamby Way is already highly congested at peak times; the extra traffic required to deliver 200,000 tons of material will make this congestion significantly worse. - Often incinerators don't create as much energy as they propose to. (Trident park incinerator in an example of this). The Mor Hafren proposal is based on 200,000 tons of waste and the traffic required to support this, but for the incinerator to be viable, it's likely the amount of waste that will be needed will be much higher. I'm of the belief that 200,000 tons is a lower amount and is being used to "get the incinerator built". - Once Mor Hafren is built, I have no doubt that other similar facilities will follow, as has already happened in Splott. https://www.inksplott.co.uk/campaign-to-prevent-wood-burning-biomass-plant-in-splott/ - It doesn't matter how "modern and well run" the facility is; in 25 years time, it will no longer be modern and maintenance will be a concern. I'm sure all of the other incinerators in England and Wales are "modern and well run" facilities as well, but that's done little to stop the rubbish, the terrible smells and and the flies that residents living near other ERF plants constantly complain about. http://portlandassociation.co.uk/incinerator/ 2) The Mor Hafren incinerator is in the wrong location - Mor Hafren is too close to schools and homes - Mor Hafren's proximity to the Wentloog levels (a site or special scientific interest) make it an unsuitable location. - St Mellons and Trowbridge is a deprived area and statistics show that incinerators are generally built in deprived areas to the detriment of the people living there. Let's be honest, if this area was well off, this project wouldn't even be being considered. "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Rachael Edwards
"I object to a burner being so close to dwellings. Schools including eastern high school and added traffic to already busy routes into the City of Cardiff. "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Raksha Vegad
"I strongly oppose the project considering its negative impact on surrounding neighborhood.. -In form of disruption in everyday routine - Traffic congestion -Noise pollution -Serious health issues like respiratory problems It will have irreversible damage on environment resulting into increased air ,water & soil pollution. It will have impact on biodiversity in the area."
Members of the Public/Businesses
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Tony Waite on behalf of Residents Against The CF3 Incinerator
"Please see the attached document / Gweler y ddogfen atodedig"
Members of the Public/Businesses
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Atif Hussain on behalf of Residents Against The CF3 Incinerator
"Please see the attached document / Gweler y ddogfen atodedig"
Members of the Public/Businesses
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Jonathen Alderman on behalf of Residents against the CF3 Incinerator
"Please see attached document/Gweler y ddogfen atodedig "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Richard Taylor
"I drive from Rumney every day, through to Cardiff bay for work. The pollution along the roads to Cardiff bay is already atrocious. The smell from Neil’s Soils is horrendous during the summer and is smelt around Rumney. The pollution from Sims Metal makes me put on the air recirculator in the car as it can be so incredibly strong. The smell from the bay furnace is horrendous. I object to this application due to the main effects of the pollution in the area already."
Members of the Public/Businesses
Robert Collins
"I wish to object to the proposals for this project. The summary states that the site will require 200,000 tonnes of waste per year. At a maximum load of 40 tonnes per delivery that increases traffic down Lamby Way by an absolute minimum of 5,000 semi-trailer movements per year - 20 loads per working day. As it will be impossible to optimise deliveries to ensure that 40 tonnes is carried on each truck the actual volume of traffic will be much higher; and this road is already frequently clogged to a standstill with heavy vehicles. The noise, traffic and exhaust pollution from the delivery vehicles alone will have adverse effects on the local community. The prevailing south westerly winds will sweep any noxious fumes straight over Marshfield village, imposing further blight on the local rural community. It is also entirely unlikely that 100% of the fuel for this process will be converted into energy and waste exhaust fumes and some solid waster may also have to be disposed of to landfill. This will further increase traffic congestion and pollution. All in all this is a poor proposal for a small rural community and should be rejected. "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Ruth Jones MP
"Dear Sir/Madam Objection to Planning Application Reference: DNS/3236340 Developer: Môr Hafren Bio Power I would be grateful if you could consider my objection to the proposal from Môr Hafren Bio Power to build a waste incinerator in the Wentloog area adjacent to Trowbridge / St Mellons and Rumney. I concur entirely with the objections made by hundreds of local residents, and other local representatives. I objected to the previous application and would appreciate if my previous objection reasons could be taken into full consideration again, in addition to the points below. Over-arching these specific concerns, I contend that the development, using out-dated technology and locking in significant carbon emissions and other pollutants, is entirely incompatible with the Well-Being of Future Generations Act 2015, the commitments of the Welsh and UK Governments under the Paris Climate Change Agreement, and directly undermines the One Planet Cardiff strategy of Cardiff Council. Specific additional concerns include: • The proposed increase in HGV traffic and associated emissions near to a residential area and multiple schools. • The fact that the local area already has two similar facilities - at Barry, and Splott and others located across the Severn, with proposal for a Biomass plant located to the west of Newport. • Given significant concerns about both climate emissions and local air quality - so many facilities being located in close geographical proximity cannot be justified. • Mor Hafren state that they have contracts with companies to take the waste that they will burn in this facility and that it will be sourced locally. I have yet to learn of the type of waste that will be incinerated at the plant and the customers that they will collect the waste from. • The proposed size and design of the facility is completely out of keeping with the local area, will ruin views for local residents towards the Severn Estuary and dominate the skyline in a largely residential and low-rise area, known as the "levels" for that reason. This facility will be more than 3 times larger and substantially higher than the nearest building. • The area is an SSSI and it seems utterly absurd to propose locating such a facility with the related air and water pollution risks that accompany it • There is significant overcapacity in the incineration market, and with Wales performing so strongly on its recycling targets - it is likely waste would need to be imported from beyond the local area, including England - increasing emissions and local air pollution • The existing 42 incinerators in the UK generate over 11 million tonnes of CO2 and to add to this given the climate emergency that has been declared across the UK, is irresponsible in the extreme. • The developers will not have to report, capture/filter or pay for any of the CO2/Carbon that they release through the burning process - it has been estimated it will produce more than 200,000 tonnes of CO2 every year. • Projections of the smoke plume from the chimney, based on attributes such as local weather data, smoke composition and terrain (sourced from Plume-Plotter) show nitrous oxide at ground level and indicates a 30% increase to surrounding areas and is likely to cause significant detriment to health in the communities in the west of Newport • The health assessment produced is also rather worrying for families with infants and shows that this incinerator will produce 32% of “weekly tolerable daily intake” for infants from exposure to Dioxins PCBs). • Not least in the current Covid-19 pandemic which thrives in weak respiratory systems - this cannot be justified on health grounds alone. • Flood risk - we are all too aware of the increase in instances of flooding due to climate change. Such a facility will not only and contribute negatively to the climate change that is behind recent flooding events, but in building on such a site removes absorbent grounds for increased precipitation in an area that is already at significant risk of coastal flooding. Concreting and tarmacing the site will mean more water run-off. Additionally, constituents fear this would increase contaminants in the reen network, thus causing further damage to the wildlife inhabitants there. As a Shadow Minister within the Department for the Environment, food, farming and agriculture within the UK Government and with a specific portfolio for air quality I am bound to object to this planning application on behalf of constituents of Newport West and in the interests of future generations and the environment of the area. Yours sincerely Ruth Jones Member of Parliament Newport West"
Members of the Public/Businesses
Shad Rafiq
"I wish to object to this planning application on the grounds that it may give a lower quality of life for myself & my wife but more importantly my Children & Grandchildren, we have a lower level of Pollution in this area & I am fearful that it may make a detrimental damage to air quality of which we have right Regards Shad Rafiq [**REDACTED**]"
Members of the Public/Businesses
Shirin shah
"I would like to strongly object to the Mor Hafren “Energy Recovery Facility” as a resident of St Mellon’s. This incinerator is being placed not only in a more deprived area of Cardiff where people are more vulnerable but also within close proximity to 4 schools. I don’t believe the impact to residents is being taken seriously enough in relation to the damage the extra air pollution will cause, not only from the incinerator but the increased traffic. This side of Cardiff is already subject to the fumes from the plant on Lamby Way and already has reduced air quality. Cardiff has declared a carbon climate emergency and this is just going to make that worse. Cogen will also not have to report or filter/capture any of the carbon emissions they release through the burning process - how are we to know that the safe levels are being adhered to without any reporting being mandatory? The congestion problems we also currently have will only be made worse with an increased volume of vehicles to and from the facility. I do not feel that the burning of waste is efficient nor beneficial especially to those who are subject to the plants being on their doorstep. The building itself is an alarming height in comparison to other buildings in the area and will be seen for miles around. This site is not the right place for an incinerator and frankly I think it’s quite astonishing that it’s being considered when there is one only a few miles down the road - I find it hard to believe that the amount of waste produced locally calls for another incinerator which gives the impression that waste is going to be imported and burnt instead of being dealt with locally. This side of Cardiff is seen as a dumping ground and I don’t think it’s fair to impose this incinerator in such a lived in area. "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Sophie Comelli
"I am objecting to the build of the ERF in the east outskirt of Cardiff, so close to a largely residential area, which is still being expanded, and therefore in the proximity of many primary schools and two high schools, one being the pride of Cardiff in terms of its facilities. The build of an incinerator close to housing and school will undoubtedly affect the quality of the air in the area. This will be increased by the fact that the proposed plant would be placed close to a wind turbine. In addition, the sight of the plan, its chimney and the inevitable plume will affect the landscape of the area. We are lucky in the east of Cardiff to live close to a protected natural area, such as Hendre lake and the Gwent levels. The planned housing at the top of Rumney is supposed to be a housing estate with a focus on sustainability. The view and smell that this housing will be subjected to with the build of Mor Hafren will go against the project altogether. In addition, Cardiff currently focuses on its One Planet strategy. The build of an incinerator on the verge of the city goes completely against this policy. It brings a polluting monster within its wall, instead of working towards stronger recycling processes. Coming out of this pandemic, the government and the population are calling for a green recovery and this build will not bring that to the table. I understand we need to deal with our waste, but the location is completely wrong. It will increase pollution and compromise the sensitive environment which is the Levels. As a resident of St Mellons, I cannot see any good reasons why the build, where it is proposed should take place. "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Stephen Lewis
"This will have a massive impact on the are, where people in the local area will be looking over the country side plus if the building ever caught fire I wonder what would happen we would probably have to leave our homes due to the nature of waste that is being burnt and the smoke which could be harmful to people and farm animals at the surrounding area of the incinerator "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Stephen Richards
"To whom it may concern I object strongly to the proposed incinerator on the following grounds: 1. Welsh policy has been to clean up the environment not increase air pollution. Reassurances from companies whose primary responsibility is to their share holders are not worth anything. The penalties for non-compliance are built-in to their business models and once the plant is built it is a fait accompli. 2. The area it is to be built in is already subject to large amounts of heavy industrial traffic with all the environmental and health risks that poses in an area where many people have significant social and health challenges. 3. By building facilities which take the status quo for granted it will lessen the incentive for local authorities, the Welsh government and the UK government to legislate against the use of materials that cannot be recycled. At the moment is it virtually impossible for households not to use unrecyclable packaging and some industries e.g. building and construction produce vast quantities of unrecyclable waste. To borrow a phrase " If you build it they will come". Yours faithfully, Stephen Richards "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Steve Secker
"I wish to make an objection regarding the proposed CF 3 Incinerator I think the overall size of the proposed Incinerator is too large and because of the low lying land where it is proposed, the stack is going to be seen for miles and have a negative and overbearing effect on the immediate vicinity. Basically where ever you can currently see the wind turbine,you will be able to clearly see the stack. I also feel that because of the low lying land, the noise of the fans and the heavy traffic is likely to create a noise nuisance for the many existing houses in the immediate vicinity. The proposed Incinerator is simply too close to existing houses , an existing travellers camp and local schools. It is also too close to an existing Nature Reserve and the Living Levels and the carbon emissions from the stack is likely to have an adverse impact on the wildlife that lives there. I can see no positives of having another Incinerator in Cardiff and certainly not in this location and I sincerely hope that permission is therefore refused."
Members of the Public/Businesses
Tamara Lyons
"To whome it may concern, I object to the proposed incinerator to ge built in the CF3 area of Cardiff. I am a resident of Trowbridge and have been for the past 24 years. There are many reasons I believe the incinerator would be harmful to the local community and environment, such as, pollution, the loss of habitate for the british wildlife (which is already scarce in the area and being drastically reduced everyday), noise pollution, traffic pollution, damage to roads because of the increase in traffic aswell as the proposed area being within a few miles of a schools and highly populated areas. I feel that the large majority of the local residents oppose to the incinerator being built, aswell as our Local MP. Thank you for taking the time to read my concerns, Tamara Lyons. Local Resident of CF3."
Members of the Public/Businesses
Terry and Pam Young
"We would like to object to this planned incinerator. The impact visually on the area and the effect on the wildlife on an area of scientific interest worries us greatly. We also feel not enough information has been given with respect to how being cited so close to a wind turbine will effect residents. With grandkids in 3 different schools in the area the increase in C02 and emissions from both the incinerator and Increased traffic is an unacceptable risk to the future to the next generation. "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Vaughan Gething MS/AS
"Objection to Planning Application Reference: DNS/3236340 Developer: Môr Hafren Bio Power Dear Sir/Madam I am writing in capacity as the local constituency Member of the Senedd for Cardiff South and Penarth to raise formal objections to the above mentioned DNS application. I have been contacted by a number of constituents who have raised concerns over plans to build an energy from waste plant in the Wentloog area of St Mellons. If given the go - ahead, the Mor Hafren facility will take commercial and industrial waste from the South Wales region. I recognise the concerns expressed by local residents over the potential health and environmental impact of the plant and the volume of traffic entering and exiting the site. I am concerned about the potential impact from lorry transport and would raise objections with regard to concerns about the rates and frequency of lorry journeys and the impact that this could have on air quality in the area. Regards Vaughan Gething MS Vaughan Gething MS | AS Cardiff South and Penarth | Dde Caerdydd a Phenarth "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Wayne Harrington
"I strongly object to Mor Hafrens planning application ref: DNS3236340 for the following reasons: - The implications to the health of our children and grandchildren are extremely concerning especially as this is a residential area with many schools close to the planned site. Although I'm sure we will be told the emissions will be within 'safe levels' the area is already heavily polluted and in a state of carbon emergency and this incinerator would make things so much worse. - The building is far too large for this environmentally protected area. It would stand out like a sore thumb in this relatively flat landscape. - I believe there to be much cleaner technology options that could be used to get rid of waste than what is being proposed for this site. - The roads in this area are already heavily congested and the huge increase in traffic this plant will bring would be extremely disruptive to the local residents and will add to the local pollution levels. - We already have a burner in Cardiff, siting another one in the area is irresponsible and damaging to residents. - Emissions released and the smell and noise that will be generated from this will make life in this residential area very unpleasant. Regards Wayne Harrington "
Other Statutory Consultees
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Welsh Water
"Please see the attached document / Gweler y ddogfen atodedig"
Members of the Public/Businesses
Yvonne Coggins
"I wish to register my objection to the building of the incinerator in Rumney/St Mellons area of Cardiff. The building which will be too close to the local high school is going to produce too much air pollution in an already over polluted area. There will be too many extra lorries on our local roads all adding to the pollution caused by the already excessive traffic fumes. The health of the local residents seems to have been overlooked as does the effect this added pollution will have on our young people. Instead of adding to our already poor air quality surely improved monitoring and reduction of pollution would be a far better solution. We don’t need and certainly don’t want this incinerator. "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Yvonne Coggins
"This is my third attempt at lodging my objection to the building of the incinerator in Rumney/St Mellons area of our city. I strongly oppose the build for several reasons. Firstly it is going to be too close to our local High School and damaging to pupils health, and secondly to the additional lorries which will be using our local roads every single day. The pollution this incinerator will produce is only going to add to what is an already an over polluted area. We are already suffering from very poor air quality in our area and both the incinerator and the additional lorries will only add to it. We already have an excess of traffic using our roads, pumping out their poisonous fumes. It seems to me that no consideration has been given to the health of the community or to our young people. Instead of allowing this unnecessary incinerator to be built, it would be far better to improve the monitoring of the already very poor air quality and improving it, rather than adding to it by this unwanted build. "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Zoe Ward
"I am deeply concerned about the severe impact an incinerator would pose to the air quality; particularly as there is already one in place in the local area. Our planet is facing an environmental crisis due to pollution and the proposed facility would add to this problem. The planned site is close to multiple schools and I heartily object to putting the health of children at risk. In addition to the clear impact on human health, there is concern for the impact such a site would have on the local wildlife. Pollution in the air will land in waterways and poison both water and plant life. Furthermore, it is rather disheartening to see an area of lower income continuously targeted for projects which would have a negative impact on the health and well-being of the residents. I urge you to consider the direction such action would imply. "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Alys Newton-Gorry
"To Whom It May Concern, I am writing to you to record my objection to the proposed incinerator in Cardiff, referred to as the "Mor Hafren Energy Recovery Facility," reference DNS/3236340. I am writing to you as a resident of the area concerned. I have lived in this area of Cardiff all my life, and am therefore very familiar with the area the proposed plans would tarnish. My first objection is a personal one. [**REDACTED**] I am greatly concerned of the effect the proposed incinerator would have on the air quality of my home and local area, [**REDACTED**] I also have concerns as to the effect the incinerator will have on the health of everyone in the area, and in particular how it will affect the youth, particularly those who attend Eastern High, who would be in the direct path of the incinerator due to it being built next door to their school! The students of Eastern High are already likely to be from less affluent families, and are therefore statistically at higher risk of health issues. Being exposed to the smoke of an incinerator five days a week will surely not have a positive effect on them. The proposed site for the incinerator is also adjacent to a wind turbine, which would do a lovely job of ensuring the smoke is spread evenly across the highly populated area. I am also highly concerned about the effect the incinerator will have on local traffic and road use. The roads in the surrounding area are suburban and not intended nor designed for heavy traffic. They are intended for commuting to and from work and the school rush, and should the incinerator be build the roads will instead have to contend first with large amounts of construction material and then with large lorries and trucks heavily loaded with waste for the burner. This will have a negative effect on the upkeep of the roads themselves, and on local residents as they find themselves frequently stuck in traffic jams behind large vehicles carrying foul-smelling rubbish. The proposed incinerator will also likely have a negative effect on the local environment, as it will overlook Hendre Lake, a natural area of great beauty and home to much wildlife. Though switching to greener means of generating energy is important, I believe the point is moot if that method has consequences on the quality of life of nearby living beings. Furthermore, the environmental benefits of a waste-burning incinerator are debatable at best and meagre at worst. Though they clear waste that would otherwise sit in a landfill they also produce large amounts of air pollutants and potentially dangerous chemicals. If there must be such an incinerator it must be placed far from populated areas who would suffer as a result of it. We know from experience that placing such an incinerator near a populated area of Cardiff will have negative consequences on residents: just look at Splott, and the amount of news articles generated from their suffering as a direct result of the nearby incinerator. The fact that, despite this, more incinerators are proposed in Cardiff is frankly outrageous. I find it very telling that so far the incinerators have been proposed in traditionally less affluent areas such as Splott and St Mellons - there has never been a question of such a thing in richer areas like the Heath or Rhiwbina. I have lived in St Mellons or Rumney all my life. St Mellons was a wonderful place to grow up, especially as I was near to Hendre Lake. To destroy such an area for an incinerator with only slight benefits would be remiss, callous, and show an intentional disregard for the residents of the area. I hope that I have made my stance clear, and that my objections will be taken into account when assessing whether or not to go ahead with the planned incinerator. Yours sincerely, Alys Newton-Gorry"
Members of the Public/Businesses
Dariusz Machaj
"Hi I’d like to object building another waste burner in proximity of my house. I leave in Harris Avenue, my child attends to [**REDACTED**] which definitely will be affected by pollution. It is around 800yrd s from proposed location. We have one Viridor burner in sight distance I can’t understand why would build another so close. It’s highly populated area with many schools around. Pollution is high anyway and cutting CO2 emissions is not possible with unit like this I am happy to give more reasons if required Kind Regards Dariusz Machaj Rumney Cardiff "
Members of the Public/Businesses
David Lee Birch
"I am writing as i strongly oppose the Mor Hafren Bio powerplant planning application. The Welsh Government has stated that they support the transition to a zero carbon economy. We have large LED signs on our motorways constantly reminding us and stating that Pollution Kills. But then i see an application for a Huge emitter of Co2 to be built in the capital of Wales ( Cardiff ), and they wish to build their structure just 3 miles distance from an already active Incinerator. This Incinerator using 30 year old technology in modern Cardiff, producing unnecessarily high levels of pollution, and also the fact that Cardiff has declared a Carbon climate emergency, this all must be abrasive to the Welsh Governments aim and direction. The transportation of waste to and from that site will bring much more congestion and pollution to an already highly congested road which does not have the infrastructure in place to support such traffic. Living locally to this site, i am very disturbed at the thought of having to breath the air around this area, not to mention all of the many families with children that will be forced to breath in Dioxins and PCB's just because they live and school in the area. This incinerator is being shown to produce 32% of the daily tolerable intake of these toxins, adding even more to the already high levels. The visual impact of this proposed building is over 3 times larger than the Aldi distribution centre. I understand that Aldi had been given special permission for the Aldi buildings excessive height. There is no hiding this proposed building on such flat levels such as this site. The Incinerator just 3 miles from Mor Hafrens proposed site has been built in such a way that its sheer size and mass is camouflaged, This Mor Hafren proposed site has no such surroundings to aid in disguising its enormity. The biodiversity and ecosystem of the surrounding Wentlooge levels area will be effected by this incinerator. There has been much support from the Living levels project over the years, and we are seeing increased sightings of Once rare species, such as one of UK's rarest bee's, the Shrill Carder bee. My wife and i have seen an Otter in the Reen that runs parallel to the proposed Mor Hafren site, which is a distance of not more than 300 metres away. The Swan population is ever increasing now, not to mention all the nesting and migratory birds that use this area along with a whole host of rarer insects and small mammals that are increasingly spotted in our area. David Lee Birch "
Members of the Public/Businesses
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Max Wallis on behalf of Friends of the Earth Barry & Vale
"Please see the attached document / Gweler y ddogfen atodedig"
Members of the Public/Businesses
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Jon Alderman
"Please see the attached document / Gweler y ddogfen atodedig"
Members of the Public/Businesses
Kholy Khan
"Dear sir/madam I strongly object to to this incinerator being granted permission. My objections are for the following reasons 1. Increase in traffic particularly lorries I live on the coast road on wentloog rd - cf3 2ee which is a few hundred yards from the entrance form where the purposed site will be. Being a resident in this area for 10 years, I have noticed that there has already been an increase traffic particularly the number of lorries in this immediate Vicinity. These lorries are for the Aldi depot, freight terminals, Neil's soils all existing businesses. 2. Adding to existing congestion. No alternative routes for local residents - Already congested roads peak times. Tail backs every morning and evening. We are stuck on the roads already. Any accidents that occur on Lamby way, rover way, A48 M4 even minor issues causes tail backs and delays wentloog Avenue, wentloog rd (coast rd end) there are no alternative suitable routes to get to city centre when incidents occur. Our road is already used as the back rd for drivers taking alternative route off A48 and parts of the M4. These issues are not being looked at by adding another business that is going to add to this traffic is going to be disastrous for residents who live in proximity to the entrance of this purposed incinerator site. Us residents find it very difficult to travel to and from work and children getting to school. There is no suitable public for us here at Cf32ee so we have to use our cars to go to work and take children to school and use these roads 3. Increase in pollution (fumes, dust, noise, particulates) from the vehicles that will be coming to and leaving site as well as pollution from incinirator. This will have the greatest impact on residents at Cf32ee. 4. Already have too many polluters in this area, from permitted wastes disposal / recycling / landfill - all may be permitted but all damaging to the environment and residents already having to cope with the pollution - smell, dust, noise. You can see the thick levels of dust in dry weather which mud in the wet weather on roads such as wentloog Avenue and on the green verges. As we use the roads all the time we see clouds of dust in the air from the high volumes of lorry use in this area. These pollution levels should be monitored and reduced for residents - not allowing more pollution to the area 5. Our house is listed grade 2. I have been in touch with the council regarding our house shaking due to the current increased level of lorries going past our house. Any more lorries would be be damaging to our property. 6. No existing safe route for our children in the area of Cf32ee. More lorries and traffic more dangerous for our children and adults. 7. Poor socioeconomic groups of people live in Cf32ee are being already being submitted to poor environmental conditions caused by existing industrialised area. We do not want to be exposed to further traffic, pollution, poor road maintenance, poor planning of traffic management and congestion in the immediate vicinity of purposed incinerator and roads leading to the site. 8. SSI area already damaged by existing business from direct use eg soils recycling and vehicle use particularly volume articulated lorries 9. Further delays for school transport to take children to school from Cf32ee Kind regards Kholy khan "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Yasmin Shah
"To whom it may concern I object strongly to the proposed incinerator on the following grounds: 1. Welsh policy has been to clean up the environment not increase air pollution. Reassurances from companies whose primary responsibility is to their share holders are not worth anything. The penalties for non-compliance are built-in to their business models and once the plant is built it is a fait accompli. 2. The area it is to be built in is already subject to large amounts of heavy industrial traffic with all the environmental and health risks that poses in an area where many people have significant social and health challenges. 3. By building facilities which take the status quo for granted it will lessen the incentive for local authorities, the Welsh government and the UK government to legislate against the use of materials that cannot be recycled. At the moment is it virtually impossible for households not to use unrecyclable packaging and some industries e.g. building and construction produce vast quantities of unrecyclable waste. To borrow a phrase " If you build it they will come". I hope that your committee will seriously consider these facts and not allow this incinerator to be built. Sincerely Yasmin Shah "
Members of the Public/Businesses
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Jonathan Alderman on behalf of Residents Against the CF3 Incinerator
"Please see the attached document / Gweler y ddogfen atodedig"
Other Statutory Consultees
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Natural Resources Wales/Cyfoeth Naturiol Cymru
"Please see the attached document / Gweler y ddogfen atodedig"