Mor Hafren: Energy Recovery Facility

Received 27 November 2020
From Robert Collins

Representation

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.