Chalk Pit Update 10th April

#EpsomChalk General Points

  • Local residents are suffering significant noise and dust nuisance as well as potential harm to health
  • Dust nuisance should not be a surprise given the dust assessment and the failure to implement the risk mitigation measures
  • The issues are recurring and constant and not occasional

Environment Agency Planning Consultation Response

  • Advised the EA that the water aquifer site designation stated in their letter is wrong (the register is kept by the EA!)
  • We submitted a detailed analysis of the Noise and Dust assessments showing that they are wholly inadequate
  • Given the above and the fact that the EA has asked for further assessments we are disappointed that the EA did not include a condition requiring robust assessments

Permit Transfer

  • A proposed splitting of the licence between NJB and Skip It has been put on hold and we welcomed this

A Planning Consultation Response

  • Advised the EA that the water aquifer site designation stated in their letter is wrong (the register is kept by the EA!)
  • We submitted a detailed analysis of the Noise and Dust assessments showing that they are wholly inadequate
  • Given the above and the fact that the EA has asked for further assessments we are disappointed that the EA did not include a condition requiring robust assessments

Operator improvements

  • Whilst improvements are welcome we have advised the EA that many measures simply are not being implemented. The EA has been misinformed.
  • Advised that the discussions between the operator and local residents were of no comfort
  • Advised that the operating hours were not being adhered to
  • Advised that there is significant dust

Published by epsomchalk

Community Page for the Chalk Pit in College Road, Epsom, Surrey, UK.

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