PROPOSAL BY EAST SUSSEX COUNTY COUNCIL FOR A RAISED LANDFILL BETWEEN NEWICK & PILTDOWN
A small number of areas of search for waste disposal sites have been identified in East Sussex by the County Council and this includes one area just between Newick and Piltdown on the A272 to the east of Gold Bridge.
The consultation documents are available online or at local council offices and libraries. A map of the proposed area in Newick /Piltdown can be seen with these documents under the heading Newick area of search.
The link detailed below then to find the correct documents click "Supporting Documents" at the bottom of the web page" and download document numbers 11, 12, 13, 18, 18a, 23 and 25
The use of this area for a proposed landfill/land raising site would be devastating to the communities of Newick and Piltdown and other neighbouring villages and towns.
Access to the site would presumably be from the A272 between Newick and Piltdown leading to considerable increased and continuous heavy goods traffic on an already extremely busy road. (One estimate is around 40 plus waste lorries per day)
Up to 5 million tonnes of waste could be deposited on the site over many years.
Part of the proposed area is within the Ouse Flood Plain. The Ouse provides a local water source via extraction at Barcome Mills – the water we all drink.
The area includes several ancient woodlands. The land is incredibly beautiful and forms a backdrop to many listed buildings and the Ouse Valley which is acknowledged by the County Council.
Birdlife, wildlife habitats and fish life on and around this site could all be affected.
Little account appears to have been taken of the affect of a site on the villages of Newick and Piltdown and their proximity to the proposed site.
You can submit comments to the council in several ways:
By post to : Transport and Environment,
East Sussex County Council
C4 Waste and Minerals Policy (AP)
Lewes BN7 IBR
By email to : email@example.com
By fax to 01273 479040
Comments can also be made on the consultation website
THE CONSULTATION PERIOD CLOSES ON TUE 15th JANUARY 2010.
ALL COMMENTS MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE COUNCIL BY THlS
IT IS VITAL YOU MAKE A COMMENT AND HAVE YOUR SAY.