Response 432094935

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4. Please provide your comments on the environmental permit application received from East Kent Recycling Limited

Please provide your comments on the environmental permit application received from East Kent Recycling Limited (Required)
I object to this application. I have concerns about increased noise and dust coming from the site and causing further disturbance to local residents. I note that there is the potential for 7 days per week activity in ‘exceptional circumstances’ , I cannot envisage any situation so exceptional as to justify working 7 days per week and not allowing those neighbouring the site a break from the noise and dust created by activity there. Similarly I question whether a 5am start on the site is appropriate in a residential area. I am concerned about the acceptance of additional types of waste on the site which is so close to an SSSI and Ramsar area. There has already been some suggestion that contaminants from the site are escaping from it. I was shocked to discover from the Waterman’s report that there has been no alteration to the permit since 1993. The Faversham area has changed significantly in that time, with an increase in local population and home building. That seems likely to continue at pace. I question whether the activities currently carried out legitimately under the current permit are appropriate any more let alone an increase to them.