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Monday, 16 November 2020 11:05

Meeting called to review Eco Park concerns

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Spelthorne Borough Council has called for a review of the activities at Surrey County Council’s Eco Park in Shepperton following a rise in concerns from residents.

The Chair of Spelthorne’s Overview & Scrutiny Meeting has agreed to hold an Extraordinary meeting to discuss the mounting number of complaints from residents worried about unacceptable noise levels and air pollution from the Eco Park.

The Council has said that it takes the matter extremely seriously and is keen to hear about the problems that residents have been experiencing and to thoroughly explore the issues. The meeting will hear from residents, Spelthorne Council’s Environmental Health team, Surrey County Council and operators of the site.

Deputy Leader of the Council and Portfolio Holder for Community Wellbeing, Cllr Maureen Attewell, said: “The number of complaints we have received recently about Surrey Eco Park is very worrying and we want to formerly look into the matter so we can get a good understanding of what problems the site may be causing residents and draw up plans to address them in conjunction with Surrey County Council.”

The meeting date will be published soon on the Council’s website and social media channels.

Residents can sign up for air pollution warnings by visiting https://airalert.info/Splash.aspx

3 comments

  • Comment Link Mr Local Resident in Shepperton Thursday, 31 December 2020 21:43 posted by Mr Local Resident in Shepperton

    I live 1 km away from the facility across the golf course. Even 1km distance doesn't protect me from a continuous background droning hum that emanates from my building's foundations and transmits upwards to all the flats where I live on Fairwater Drive. I'm not against incinerators at all. I'm just against this incinerator because it should never have been located here. And the project has been so poorly executed. It's almost a case study in inept governance. Who is the person who had the final say on this? There needs to be a campaign to hold that person to account, and to get them out of office. Does anyone know any academics or journalists who have studied this in depth? I'd like to share internationally as an all too predictable cautionary tale of how not to make a low carbon transition.

  • Comment Link me Friday, 27 November 2020 14:34 posted by me

    Looks like Surrey County Council is having to review the whole process, and costs
    https://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/surrey-news/shepperton-eco-parks-long-awaited-19347487.
    from the article it will take along time

  • Comment Link Margaret Stanford Monday, 23 November 2020 16:53 posted by Margaret Stanford

    I believe thar the air pollution and 'dust' in and around my home, Peregrine Road, Sunbury-on-Thames, TW16 6JP has increased hugely since the opening of the eco Park, increasing as the site has become busier.
    We are 1-2 miles SW, directly fown wind from the site.

    It is obvious and visible when one is at site, dropping off recyclegoods/garden refuse, that the rubbish is transferred in huge amounts in the open, so NO CONTROL of 'dust billowing into the air in large amounts.
    Horrifying to observe.
    And that is just the visible air pollution!!!!!!!!

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