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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)
My concerns are environmental in character. I believe the increase in size and 'busy-ness' of the firm, and I believe the management are requesting permission for an increase is skip size and frequency of journeys, will be detrimental to the special nature of the area in which and near which the site is situated. SSSI-designated sites, and also nature Reserves, are very close and almost certainly will be damaged or degraded by the proximity of increased noise, smell and vehicle activity generated by an expansion of the site. This area is internationally important as an all-round habitat for a great number of animals, vertebrate and invertebrate, and as a winter feeding/survival resource for migrant birds, and such areas are, by definition, sensitive to many elements of a skip/waste disposal operation. True, the animals that use the area's richness are ones which have acclimatised to present levels of disturbance, but it normally take decades, if ever, for this acclimatisation to happen.