Residents fear a proposed new quarry and landfill site at Shedfield will lead to a big rise in lorries using the Wickham to Bishop’s Waltham road.
A planning proposal has been submitted to Hampshire County Council for a 7.9-hectare sand extraction and landfill site at Five Oaks Farm in Shedfield next to the B2177.
The plan has been lodged T J Transport, a waste management firm based in Fareham and will also affect two footpaths.
The planning application says up to 230,000 tonnes of sand will be extracted and the space then later filled with up to 435,000 tonnes of inert waste materials such as sand, concrete and brick but not general waste.
There have already been a number of letters written in objection to the planning from local residents raising concerns of increased traffic of lorries carrying 14-tonne loads from the site and pollution levels.
Waltham Chase resident Kevin Dye wrote: ‘I strongly object to this application. There is plenty of precedent for its refusal from all parts of this County. The application is inappropriate given the siting and all other traffic aspects in connection with the proposed site.’
Mr and Mrs Powell said: “The current planning application indicates that there will be between 80-84 transports per day, both into and out of the proposed site.
“This being 40-42 return trips. With extraction hours being between 8am and 6pm, this equates to 8 trips per hour, and break down to more than one trip every eight minutes.’
Sarah Polson highlighted the potential dangers to residents of the proposed site. In a comment she said: “Increase in heavy traffic including noise pollution to local residents and potential damage to roadside properties some of which have no foundations… Health hazards increased with dust particles.”
You can view the plans here: https://planning.hants.gov.uk/SearchResults.aspx…
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