OBJECT

to Burning Waste 24/7!

Thank you for the 5,000+ 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.

There have been 

Hampshire County Council held three public consultation periods related to material provided by Veolia in their planning application:

  1. Until 14th August 2020, for the original planning application

  2. Until 15th February 2021, for further material provided by Veolia in response to three "Regulation 25" notices issued by HCC requesting additional information

  3. Until 5th July 2021, for a small amount of specific technical information provided by Veolia with regard to ecology and air quality.

Thousands of you told HCC, and told them again: this development is unacceptable.

No Wey Incinerator have submitted representations from our consultants:

 

  • No Wey Incinerator's detailed objection from the August 2020 public consultation is here (PDF)

  • No Wey Incinerator's detailed objection from the February 2021 public consultation is here (PDF)

  • No Wey Incinerator's detailed objection from the July 2021 public consultation is here (PDF)

If you have not yet submitted an objection, 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. There are thousands of 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: 

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Veolia have still not undertaken a full and proper assessment of other locations that could be reasonable alternatives to the proposed site.

  4. No evidence has been provided that Hampshire needs a fourth incinerator to manage the county's waste.

  5. Veolia have refused to take any responsibility for ensuring the proposed incinerator does not burn recyclable waste.

  6. 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.

  7. 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:

  1. email planning@hants.gov.uk referencing application 33619/007. If you wish, please also send a copy to info@noweyincinerator.com.

  2. write to HCC, referencing application 33619/007 at the following address:
    Strategic Planning
    Economy, Transport and Environment Department
    Hampshire County Council
    The Castle
    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.

Thank you for your support!