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Monday, 06 June 2011 12:14

'Eco Park' Revised Date of Planning Committee

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Eco ParkAfter numerous delays and postponements, and following a strong legal challenge by LOSRA, Charlton Village and Shepperton residents (See entry for 8th March), a revised planning application to develop an Eco Park at Charlton Lane, Shepperton has been submitted to the County Planning Authority by SITA Surrey.

The application has now been provisionally scheduled to be considered at a Special Meeting of the Surrey County Council Planning and Regulatory Committee on 30 June 2011.

A newsletter to update local residents about the new date and explain the reasons for the delay in the application being considered has been forwarded to LOSRA by SCC for notification to residents; and may be viewed by clicking here.

The leaflet actually says almost nothing new of substance except that consultation will take place with the Health and Safety Executive after planning permission has been obtained. In particular they fail to mention or explain that the revised plan is for disposal not recovery; nor do they mention the serious safety concerns raised by objectors about co-location of a dangerous experiment with a Community Recycling Centre (about which SITA were ignorant and the HSE were originally unaware). The flyer is silent on these points and its value as a public information vehicle is therefore very limited.

LOSRA remains implacably opposed to the EcoPark and invites you to spend a few moments to read the briefing note compiled by a resident LOSRA member and campaigner against the proposed Eco Park. Readers who have not been kept abreast of developments or who would like to know more about the political and profit-making imperatives which lie behind the proposed Scheme may like to read his very interesting thoughts on the subject by clicking here.

The author is a Member of the Institute of Electrical Engineers, a Member of the Institute of Physics, A Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and a Master of Business Administration. Design engineering and research are his fields of specialisation.

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