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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)
As a householder who lives opposite the recycling facility I would like to make the following comments:- - Light pollution: light from the site streams into the back of my house and is especially noticeable this time of year. - Noise: as soon as it is 7:00 a.m. the noise on some days can be intolerable, especially the grinding noise which sounds like metal objects trying to be passed through a sieve. On some days I can hear the worker's voices coming across the marsh. The noise volumes vary during the day however during the summer months it really impacts on my standard of living not being able to sit in the garden and enjoy the peace of the marshes. Access road: totally inadequate for this type of business, there are already large potholes appearing in the road and the banks at the side of the road, especially creek side are being eroded. If you are walking along the road you are constantly hassled by drivers to move over to the edge which in the creek side can be unsafe. - Dust - Size of the lorries/containers: since their application which initially wanted to increase the traffic movement but has now been amended to stay the same amount of movement the size of the lorries are bigger and some are towing 3 - 4 containers stacked on top of each other. I think this is why the road is being destroyed - it is a single carriage footpath that is not capable of sustaining the weight of these vehicles over time. It should also be noted that this is a flood defence therefore any damage to it can impact on flooding in the area.