There has been more plans for an Incinerator to be built at Eco Sustainable Solutions at their Chapel Lane facility in Hurn. Eco Sustainable Solutions LTD wants to install the facility for the generation of electricity and heat through a “low-emission thermal process using residual waste” at their site in Chapel Lane. Developers say the energy generated would be enough to heat 6,000 homes a year and power 8,000 a year. The development will also include the recycling of 10,000 tonnes per annum of non-hazardous residual waste. However, the proposals have been met with 95 objections. Alasdair Keddie, co-chair of Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Green Party, said: “Despite the glossy ‘carbon friendly’ PR, the Hurn Energy Recovery Facility is an incinerator project. “The word ‘incinerator’ is scrupulously avoided throughout the planning application and supporting information from Eco Sustainable Solutions Ltd. “Energy recovery from incinerating waste is not low carbon or climate friendly. It is essentially generating energy from dirty fossil fuel.” Poole resident Amanda Dilworth said: “I object to the proposed incinerator. Burning plastic is the same as burning fossil fuels. It is wasteful and polluting and breaks the council’s commitment to address the climate and ecological emergency. “The BCP area cannot provide enough waste to feed the incinerator which means waste will be trucked or shipped into the area, increasing traffic and pollution. The plume from the incinerator is a health risk to local residents. Has this long term risk been assessed? Do local residents know that birth defects have been linked to air pollution from incinerator plumes?” Grace Hamilton, from Ferndown, said: “Bournemouth and Poole’s air quality does not need to decline any further. It’s also an eyesore and I expect noisy too. How much more infrastructure can West Parley actually handle?”
As a Residents association we have already submitted our objection to this development.
Link to Bournemouth Echo Article
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Planning application: 8/21/0207/FUL