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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 have personally observed the significant increase of HGV entering and leaving this site, on all access roads in and around Faversham and on some of the "rat runs" too. The vehicles often exceed the local speed limits and sometimes shed rubbish from their open skips en route to the recycling facility. I have also observed a significant increase in noise pollution - from the HGVs engines and their incessant beeping when reversing as well as from on-site machinery. The HGV traffic created by the facility is adding to a traffic flow situation that is already far too heavy and congested with a pollutant factor that is already far higher than those considered to be safe - especially for children, people with existing health problems and the elderly. In my opinion, this facility detracts from Faversham's potential to become a significant tourist attraction and from efforts being made by other forms of enterprise within the area to create more work and to encourage more entrepreneurial projects in and around the town.