Covanta EA public consultation and public drop in Stewartby 15/08/12

Public Consultation 6th August – 10th September 2012

The Environment Agency’s Public Consultation regarding the Covanta EfW proposal and Ballast Phoenix Ltd Bottom Ash plant proposal is now open from 6th August – 10th September 2012.

Although Covanta’s proposal has already completed public consultation back in Jan 2011 – because the application from Ballast Phoenix Ltd in regard to the proposed Bottom Ash plant at Rookery Pit has only just been submitted – the Environmental Agency is inviting representations regarding both applications.

The Permit number is EPR/LP3236CZ/A001 – which is under the name  Ballast Phoenix Ltd on the EA website but the EA state that “both of these applications will now be considered together as part of our joint determination process.”

Comments to the EA should be based around the following topics:- human health, air, water, land, habitats and species of animals/plants,  noise levels and the energy efficiency of the plant.

Formal comments can be sent to psc@environment-agency.gov.uk  or in writing to:-

PSC – EP Team
Quadrant 2
99 Parkway Avenue
Sheffield S9 4WF

Visit http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/homeandleisure/waste/141833.aspx  for more information.

Public Drop in – Wednesday 15th August 2012

The Environmental Agency is holding a  community drop-in at Stewartby Village Hall for the public to come and find out about their role in the energy from waste (EfW) incinerator facility proposed at Rookery Pit.

The Environment Agency will be asking people for comments on the applications for an environmental permit it has received from Covanta Energy Limited and Ballast Phoenix Limited.

This event is being held at Stewartby Village Hall 3:00pm – 7:30pm.

Please click here to download a copy of the poster advertising the event. Please pass the information around and ask to display in local shops etc  – the more people who turn up and start asking questions the better.

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