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THE SAFER A507 CAMPAIGN: OBJECTING TO THE PROPOSED WASTE RECYCLING FACILITY AT BUTTERMILK HALL FARM


 

114 EXTRA LORRY MOVEMENTS EVERY WEEKDAY ON A507!

That's about one HGV or Refuse Collection Vehicle every 4 minutes
on top of what we suffer now in an 8-hour day.   
And many other industrial waste vehicles trailing through Cottered.

This could happen if you don't object to the
Planning Application from Buttermilk Hall Farm for
Waste Recycling and Transfer facilities
                                                                                
(That's sorting and shifting rubbish to you and me)

                                                                      

 

MORE TRAFFIC could lead to…

MORE ROAD DEATHS 

MORE ACCIDENTS AND INJURIES

MORE NOISE

MORE HOUSE-SHAKING

MORE DIESEL FUMES

MORE TRAFFIC would be…

BAD FOR WALKERS 

BAD FOR CYCLISTS

BAD FOR HORSE-RIDERS

BAD FOR AMBULANCES

BAD FOR CHILDREN AND THE ELDERLY

 

 

Write or email (reference Application No 3/2142-14) to Mr Iain Leech, Spatial Planning & Economy Unit CHN216, County Hall, Hertford, SG13 8DN
OR email Mr Leech at spatialplanning@hertfordshire.gov.uk

CLICK HERE FOR A SAMPLE LETTER WHICH YOU CAN ADAPT FOR YOUR OWN OBJECTIONS

GET YOUR OBJECTIONS IN BY 22nd JANUARY 2015
OR THEY MAY NOT BE CONSIDERED

Below you’ll find some detailed objections and an outline letter
which might be helpful to register your objection by post or email


Here are just a few points of objection against the application:

  • Commercial and industrial waste traffic would be attracted from Stevenage, Letchworth, Baldock and Walkern all travelling through the village of Cottered.  But minimising the need to travel is a key national policy objective in Policy 8 of the Waste Core Strategy & Development Management Policies.
  • The traffic created would have a significant adverse impact on health and safety contravening Policy 13 (i), (ii), (iv) and (v) of the WCSMDP.  The A507 is a dangerous road unsuited to heavy commercial traffic.  The 3-mile stretch between Cottered and Buntingford had 3 fatalities in the last 3 years.
  • The total number of HGV/RCV movements would be 300% of the current ‘safe’ level from this site.  In 2011 lorry movements were limited by the Council to 50 per day at this site, in the interests of highway safety.
  • The application would significantly increase health and safety risks and have an unacceptable cumulative impact on the environment and quality of life, contravening Policy 10 (Criterion 4.96).
  • It would increase pollution, noise and vibration instead of minimising greenhouse gas emissions and other climate change risks as required by Policy 10.
  • It would increase congestion on the already heavily congested A507, contravening HCC Strategic Objectives SO2 and SO4.
  • This traffic would be detrimental to Cottered’s vulnerable ancient high street, adversely affecting its built environment and historical assets in contravention of Policy 10 (Criteria 4.94 and 4.98) on climate change.  Vibration and pollution would put Cottered’s historic Grade 2 listed buildings in this Conservation Area at permanent risk against Policy 11 (i) (iii) (iv) & (v) and have an irreversible adverse impact, in contravention of Policies 17 (vii) and 18 (viii) and (ix).
  • The proposal would result in harm to the rural area and is contrary to Policy GBC3 of the East Herts Local Plan Second Review 2007.

CLICK HERE FOR A SAMPLE LETTER WHICH YOU CAN ADAPT FOR YOUR OWN OBJECTIONS

DON’T FORGET: GET YOUR OBJECTIONS IN BEFORE 22nd JANUARY 2015
And remember – two emails or letters from two different people in the home are TWICE as effective as one letter from your household!

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