An Action Group set up to fight plans to create a waste recycling facility at Glyngwernen Quarry near Swiss Valley/Felinfoel has published a list of concerns and issues underlying its objections.
The quarry, located at Llethri Road (past GEStamp/Camfords),near the gradient known locally as "Devil’s Hill" is subject to a planning application for the 'CONSTRUCTION OF AN INERT WASTE RECYCLING FACILITY AND ASSOCIATED WORKS'. The aims are to recycle aggregate materials from construction and demolition waste.
A number of issues have been outlined by the group, ranging from traffic concerns, to water run off, noise pollution, and dust. Among these is a concern that there is no reliable way of identifying asbestos or other contaminants mixed amongst tons of aggregate from a demolition site before going into the crusher and becoming airborne. Another of the concerns is the water risk associated with the construction and operation of the site, related to the release of hydrocarbons (oil/petrol)and other contaminants adversely discharging in to the existing surface water drainage network and into the River Dafen.
The full document detailing health and loss of local amenity worries can be found Here.
The Rural Council has also submitted objections to the plans. The planning application is now in the consultation phase and objections can be raised until the 14th August.
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