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Thank you for the 3,300+ public objections to Veolia's proposal to build a commercial incinerator in the heart of the rural Wey Valley. Every objection you wrote counts, and still counts.
Veolia provided further information in response to Hampshire County Council's "Regulation 25" notices, and there was a further period of public consultation open until 15th February 2021.
Thank you to all those who told HCC again: this new information does not change how unacceptable this development is.
Even though the latest public consultation period has closed, HCC will accept further representations on the planning application up until it is decided. Objections and comments on planning applications are accepted from anyone, regardless of where they live.
Veolia's Planning Application
You can view the full Veolia planning application for an "Advanced Energy Recovery Facility" (Incinerator) on HCC's web site. The documents that were supplied by Veolia in response to HCC's Regulation 25 notices are all on the EIA tab, dated 14th December 2020. There are over 300 pages of documents.
OBJECT AGAIN - Here's How
The advice of our consultants is that the following statements are all valid objections to Veolia's further information on their planning application. Please use them as guidance, putting your objections in your own words.
This is still the wrong location for an incinerator because:
The scale, layout, form and appearance of the proposed incinerator are still not appropriate to the landscape of the Wey Valley - Veolia's application admits it cannot be concealed or camouflaged.
The proposed incinerator will have a significant adverse visual impact on the historic Wey Valley, as well as on the setting of the South Downs National Park.
Veolia have still not undertaken a full and proper assessment of other locations that could be reasonable alternatives to the proposed site.
No evidence has been provided that Hampshire needs a fourth incinerator to manage the county's waste.
Veolia have refused to take any responsibility for ensuring the proposed incinerator does not burn recyclable waste.
Burning waste from across the South of England will be a major setback to Hampshire County Councils' climate emergency pledge to reduce the county's carbon emissions to net zero by 2050.
Veolia's claim that the incinerator will emit less carbon dioxide than landfill is disputed by environmental experts.
If you wish to comment on other aspects of the application, be sure to only comment on valid planning grounds. The following are valid comments:
visual impact on the local area
highway and traffic issues
noise and disturbance
smells and fumes
capacity of physical infrastructure
impact on ecology.
The following are unaccepted comments - do not include them:
impact on property values
loss of private views
factual misrepresentation of the proposal.
The full process for commenting on HCC planning applications can be found on HCC's web site.
How to Object
Remember that each adult in a household can comment on a planning application independently. Each will count as an individual objection.
What should your comments include?
Your name, address and the application number 33619/007.
Be clear that you OBJECT to the application.
The reasons for your objection - see sample comments above.
How to register your objection:
write to HCC, referencing application 33619/007 at the following address:
Economy, Transport and Environment Department
Hampshire County Council
Winchester, SO23 8UD
Anything submitted to HCC will be publicly visible as a comment on their web site. Your name will be published, but your postal address and e-mail address will not. Do not include any personal information other than your name, e-mail address and postal address in your objection.
This further public consultation period for Veolia's planning application ran until 15th February 2021, but further relevant comments may still be accepted by HCC.
Thank you for your support!