F) Traffic – congestion and emission issues

Inappropriate Siting of Plant:

***Use your OWN words – do not copy ours – or your planning objection may not count***

  1. Severe impact of an extra articulated lorry movement every 6 to 8 minutes on Castletown’s narrow, residential street, which also has shops, cafes, the D-Day Centre and offices, assuming daytime deliveries to avoid even greater disruption to the neighbourhood from night-time deliveries. The campaign has done a count on different days at different times at Castletown which shows that articulated lorry traffic would increase by about 200%. Feel free to use data from our excel spreadsheet under Planning Links and Documents.  The lorries would need to be about 25-tonne in capacity to deliver the tonnages required in 40 journeys a day.  This is a huge lorry size and completely inappropriate for Boot Hill, Foords Corner and Castletown.  The cumulative effect of increased traffic from the large-scale warehousing development under construction on Incline Road (WP/19/00515/PD) will make this situation worse.
  2. Adverse impact from additional articulated lorry movements likely to push air quality at Boot Hill over air quality objective limit, https://www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/environmental-health/documents/air-quality-report-2019-wpbc.pdf ; for the A354 route, see PfP’s Env Statement, NTS 24.
  3. Adverse impact from additional HGV movements might worsen air quality at Air Quality Management Area within Chideock on A35 if incinerator had a contract to import RDF from the West.
  4. Adverse impact on traffic and pedestrians at Foords Corner, where there are 3 schools and a medical centre, especially around school start and end times. The campaign has done a count on different days at different times at Foords Corner which shows that articulated lorry traffic would increase by approx. 133%. See F1 for lorry size. Feel free to use data from our excel spreadsheet under Planning Links and Documents.
  5. The application states that the lorries would follow the one-way route for HGV traffic.  However, our campaign has now done a count on 9 separate occasions which shows that this system is not followed in reality. (see our ‘One-way HGV system count’).
  6. [Please do not use this point just now – please await Ecology Report Potential adverse impact from additional articulated lorry emissions and on ecology of Chesil Beach and the Fleet Special Protection Area, including breeding little tern – a qualifying feature of the SPA. However, initial feedback from our consultants suggests that this is indeed the case.]