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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)
Primarily, I am worried about the increased pollution levels that any expansion will cause. Currently the recycling plant is already contributing to the exceptionally high air pollution levels in Ospringe which is a danger to health, increasing road traffic will only exacerbate the situation. Using the Saxon Shore Way I am also aware of the noise pollution, to increase the use and the hours of operation will make this even worse and will affect a large number of people once the nearby new home building development starts. There is also likely to be light pollution too, smells..... There is a site of SSI nearby which is already under threat by the solar farm and the new housing and I'm told that the company have a less than pristine record when it comes to polluting the nearby bodies of water. I want to know what guarantees the company can give (such as electric non-emission emitting lorries to transport waste to the site), maximum decimal level operations which are constantly monitored, discharge checks, light pollution mitigation. All of which should be permanently monitored, checked at least MONTHLY by YOURSELVES which the company should fund and what measures will be in place such as CLOSURE if these are breached more than 3 times in a period. Thank you