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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 main concerns as a local relate to the increase in traffic and associated pollution, until an Ospringe bypass/additional M2 exit/entrance avoiding all or most of the current A2 from the Ashford Road to the Western link Road, no industry or industry expansion particularly one using HGV/Deisel veichles should be approved. Pollution levels and traffic noise are already high on the route to EKR. With the increase in housing already approved in the area trafffic and pollution will increase as will the numbers of people and children living near or on the route to this facility who will be affected by the increase in poor air quality. Secondly I continue to have envrionmental concerns about this particular type of industry being located here in the first place, being near an SSI, lakes, waterways and residential housing. If a licence is granted how closely will the environmental impact and residents quality of life be monitored and what limits will be put in place to reduce pollution,,? and if these are breached what penalties or ability will there be to revoke the licence? It is also likely to impact also on the desirability of properties located near the facility and those on the route particularly Ospringe, thus reducing house prices and residents ability to move from an increasingly busy and polluted road, who will compensate these people?