Presentation on theme: "Saying No! to Hampshire County Council Public Meeting : Verwood Memorial Hall Monday 20 th June 2011 This slide pack will be made available on the campaign."— Presentation transcript:
Saying No! to Hampshire County Council Public Meeting : Verwood Memorial Hall Monday 20 th June 2011 This slide pack will be made available on the campaign website
Agenda 07:00 – 07:10 : Welcome, Introductions & Objectives - Britt 07:10 – 08:00 The Proposals : Sarah Sumner HCCs Proposals : Outline Moors Valley impact Q&A session - All 08:00 – 08:45 The Issues The Key Issues : Outline – Sarah Sumner The Councillors Perspective – Guest Speaker : Spencer Flower Q&A session – All 08:45 – 09:00 : Break – record issues & unasked questions (name/contact no.), comfort break 09:00 – 09:25 Whats Next? Britt Poyntz HCCs Consultation Process, Timetable & what to do Resources to be available Campaign Next Steps Questions - All 09:25– 09:30 : Meeting close - Britt Public Meeting 20/6/20112
Welcome & introductions Whos in the room? Press/media Councillors etc... The meeting will be video recorded Public Meeting 20/6/20113
Welcome & introductions A few words from Bob Walters, our MP – Cllr Spencer Flower Public Meeting 20/6/20114
Domestics & ground rules Health & Safety items : – fire exits, evacuation & assembly point, hazards in the room, personal comfort, etc... Ground Rules Mobiles on silent running One person speaking at a time & introduce yourself Respect the opinions of others Timeout - no speeches from the floor, no hogging the meeting Keep focussed - we wont solve all of the worlds problems tonight Other resources – Clipboard, maps, Issues board, post-its, microphone, etc. Bucket collection Public Meeting 20/6/20115
Meeting objectives After this meeting you should have an increased knowledge of: 1.Hampshire County Councils proposals and their potential impact on our town, its residents & the surrounding countryside 2.What will happen next in the HCC consultation process and how you will be able to contribute Public Meeting 20/6/20116
About HCCs consultation process... Public Meeting 20/6/20117 We are at this stage
Sarah Sumner : Hon Sec Association of Verwood Residents no2purplehaze Campaign Operations & Press Liaison Lead Public Meeting 20/6/20118 About HCCs proposals...
Public Meeting 20/6/20119 Campaign research resources
Hampshire CC proposes these sites Public Meeting 20/6/201110
Land Wanted Moors Valley (Purple Haze) 70 Hectares = 173 Acres = 157 Football Pitches Blue Haze 7.7 Hectares = 19 Acres = 17 Football Pitches Hampshire CC s land grab... Public Meeting 20/6/201111
Purple Haze Extract 8,000,000 Tons of sand & gravel in total 250,000 Tons each year Then Fill the hole with non-hazardous waste HCC estimate = 100 lorries in & 100 lorries out every day Hampshire CC proposes to get... Public Meeting 20/6/201112
Blue Haze 1,875,000 Tons of non-hazardous waste Annual waste to landfill – not yet known HCC estimate = 86 lorries in & 86 lorries out every day Hampshire CC proposes to get... Public Meeting 20/6/201113
Purple Haze 32 years to extract the sand + ??? years to fill the hole = around 60 years to begin heathland restoration in 2077 or begin extraction & landfill when Blue Haze ends, i.e., after 2030 Hampshire CC proposes to take this long... Public Meeting 20/6/201114
Blue Haze To contribute to meeting the landfill requirements up to 2030 Blue Haze was due to be restored in 2020 Hampshire CC proposes to take this long... Public Meeting 20/6/201115
Current Purple Haze site
Current Blue Haze site 2011 Chatsworth Blue Haze Current Restoration IBA 17
Whats in our backyard.. ? Public Meeting 20/6/ The Environment Agency keeping us safe current monitoring – Triggers Annual Reports Submitted to Environment Agency Environment Agency information – Water & Air
Monitoring landfill... Public Meeting 20/6/ Whats in our backyard –
Whats in Our Back Yard!...i.e., Dichloromethane (DCM) (Methylene chloride) Air<1000kg- Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs)Air111kg- Hydrogen chlorideAir<10000kg- Particulate matter - PM10Air<1000kg- Acetaldehyde (Ethanal)Air<100kg- Tetrachloroethylene (PER)Air<100kg- TolueneAir<100kg- HalonsAir<1kg- BenzeneAir<1000kg- Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs)Air<100kg- PhenolAir<10kg- Pentene -all isomersAir<1000kg- Perfluorocarbons (PFCs)Air<10kg- Carbon dioxideAir24800t- Carbon disulphideAir<1000kg- Carbon monoxideAir<100000kg- Carbon tetrachloride (Tetrachloromethane) Air<10kg- MethaneAir1180t- Some of the chemicals monitored by the Environment Agency Public Meeting 20/6/201120
NaphthaleneSewer<1kg- ZincSewer<100kg- Aniline (Benzeneamine)Sewer<1kg- ArsenicSewer<5kg- TolueneSewer<10kg- Phenols - total as CSewer<20kg- LeadSewer<20kg- Fluorides - as FSewer<2000kg- Pentachlorophenol (PCP)Sewer<.05kg- ChromiumSewer<20kg- Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP)Sewer<.1kg- Halogenated organic compounds - as AOX Sewer<1000kg- CopperSewer<20kg- MecopropSewer<1kg- Cyanides - as CNSewer<50kg- NonylphenolsSewer<1kg- tert-Butyl methyl ether (MTBE)Sewer<1kg- Ethyl benzeneSewer<10kg- Methyl chlorophenoxy acetic acid (MCPA) Sewer<1kg- Phosphorus - as total PSewer<5000kg- Chlorides - as ClSewer< kg- Organotin compounds - as SnSewer<5kg- Xylene - all isomersSewer<10kg- NickelSewer<20kg- Some of the chemicals monitored by the Environment Agency Public Meeting 20/6/201121
Blue Haze Monitoring Stations
Public Meeting 20/6/ Hampshire CC proposes to... Grab 174 football pitches for sand & landfill in our country park – close to residents Extend operations at Blue Haze to 2030 Quarry & then landfill Purple Haze - beyond the scope of the plan and possibly our lifetime. Total no of lorries per day = 372 excludes Incinerator Bottom Ash – Raymond Brown Lorries
Does Purple Haze have the potential to become heath now? Some nature groups think this proposal will be great, and therefore wont raise objections, because the land will be restored Other nature groups object to the proposal because this area is already diverse with many rare heathland species of plants and wildlife, and – Dorset Heaths are protected by Europe and regarded as Globally Important. The area used to be a heath before plantation. – The Forestry Commission make money from Moors Valley. Do they really need to have a plantation here? In an ideal world... Public Meeting 20/6/201124
Public Meeting 20/6/ Hampshire CC proposals... Mean this...
Public Meeting 20/6/ Hampshire CCs proposals have potential impacts... The proposals have been summarised next well look at the potential impacts...
The impacts of recreational displacement causing potential additional pressure on designated sites should be included in the assessment 10,000 people per year use the accesses from the B3081 – will they put more pressure on the heaths? Impact on Moors Valley... Public Meeting 20/6/201127
The Plan should aim to avoid or repair the fragmentation and isolation of natural habitats and to contribute to the delivery of priority habitats identified in national and / or local Biodiversity Action Plans, particularly in Biodiversity Opportunity Areas Natural England response to HCC proposals What the experts say... Public Meeting 20/6/201128
the UK Government is committed to the European Landscape Convention, which aims to promote the protection, management and planning (including active design and creation ) of Europes landscapes. It stresses that people and their surroundings need to be at the heart of spatial planning and sustainable development Natural England response to HCC proposals Impact on Moors Valley What the experts say... Public Meeting 20/6/201129
we do not see how it would be possible to replicate artificially the natural hydrological features of the catchment, either during operation or subsequently (with or without landfill) and therefore avoid adverse effect on the Dorset heath N2k sites (particularly the SAC and Ramsar). In these circumstances the part of the possible allocation forming the catchment of Ebblake Bog could not be implemented or be part of a statutory plan Natural England Response to HCC proposals Impact on Moors Valley What the experts say... Public Meeting 20/6/201130
Several Nightjar Territories Habitat Suitable for European Protected Species – Sand Lizard – Smooth Snake the forestry plantations on Dorset heathland (including Ringwood Forest) have been identified as the critical area nationally for the re-establishment of open habitats if the objectives of the Governments open habitat policy (When to convert woods and forests to open habitat in England: Government policy: March 2010) are to be achieved. Natural England Response to HCC Proposals Impact on Moors Valley What the experts say... Public Meeting 20/6/201131
Will the quality of the heathland restored, following landfill, be lower than that of heathland on the natural geology, established following the rotational removal of plantation? Will the seed bank of rare plants survive? Impact on Moors Valley... Public Meeting 20/6/201132
Public Meeting 20/6/ Impact on Moors Valley... Tranquillity Wikipedia: The word tranquillity refers to an assortment of policy and planning guidance documents, where interpretation of the word is typically linked to engagement with the natural environment.
Public Meeting 20/6/ Impact on Moors Valley... SSSIs Ebblake Bog
Public Meeting 20/6/ Impact on Moors Valley... Fire risk
Public Meeting 20/6/ Impact on Moors Valley... Cycle tracks & walks Example: Long Forest Walk - 5 miles/8km, 2 hours Discover the quieter areas of the Forest including Pine Avenue. Gravel and dirt track with some gentle rises. Reduced by 30% No longer a circular loop trail
Public Meeting 20/6/ Impact on Moors Valley... Tumuli
Public Meeting 20/6/ Impact on Moors Valley... Visitors The Lookout
Public Meeting 20/6/ Good News There is some good news...
Public Meeting 20/6/ Successful campaigns... Campaigners win landfill battle Residents of four Derbyshire villages have won a legal victory in the battle to stop a third landfill waste disposal site being opened near their homes SHOTWELL Some Wake County neighbors fought a major landfill and won Monday night Residents win support over Houghton-le-Spring landfill fears JUBILANT Milnsbridge residents have won their 18- month battle to close down a waste transfer station.
Public Meeting 20/6/ About HCCs proposals & their impact... Question & Answer Session
Sarah Sumner : Hon Sec Association of Verwood Residents no2purplehaze Campaign Operations & Press Liaison Lead Public Meeting 20/6/ About the issues...
Public Meeting 20/6/ Hampshire CCs proposals... Why this campaign is so important... SourceDate Range% of sample Ebblake door knocking9 May - 20 May28.0 Social contacts13 Apr - 10 May17.3 LAG meeting/minutes14 Mar - 9 May16.0 AVR messages15 Mar - 6 May14.7 Press news items6 May - 16 May6.7 Campaign leaflet24 May - 2 Jun5.3 Verwood Cllrs flyer24 Mar - 29 Mar4.0 Cllr s30 Mar - 13 Apr4.0 Facebook15 Apr2.7 Ebblake ONLY flyer22 Apr1.3 Awareness Analysis at 7 June responses received at HCC by 24 th March 2011
Public Meeting 20/6/ The following key issues were raised regarding Purple Haze and its potential impacts on: 1.Nearby residents 2.Moors Valley Country Park (including direct impacts on the Park, as well as indirect effects to local economy and nearby designated areas from the displacement of current visitors 3.Loss of informal recreational land 4.Dorset Heathland SPA, SAC and Ramsar sites and nearby SSSIs 5.Habitats and biodiversity (e.g. nightjars, sand lizards, smooth snakes, slowworms, grass snakes, adders, deer, rabbits and squirrels) 6.Quality of the heathland after restoration 7.Quality and speed of restoration due to the potential unavailability of nonhazardous waste 8.Need for careful design of public access to protect the biodiversity interest of the site after restoration Hampshire CCs proposals : issues raised in Summary of Responses...
Public Meeting 20/6/ Flooding 10.Groundwater and hydrology, which might impact nearby watercourses, including Moors River System SSSI and Ebblake Bog SSSI 11.Recently installed water pipe running through the area 12.Need to consider the site strategically as part of the Ringwood Forest 13.Concentration of extraction activities in this area compared to the rest of Hampshire 14.Traffic (e.g. on the B3081 and A35), road safety and road wear, including cumulative impacts of traffic from other sites in the area and proposed residential and commercial developments 15.Need for road haulage as the site has no connection by rail and is remote from the larger waste producing settlements of Hampshire 16.Access, particularly as the identified access point to the site is also used as access to the Country Park 17.Need for HGVs to avoid Verwood Hampshire CCs proposals : issues raised in Summary of Responses...
Public Meeting 20/6/ Landscape, particularly impacts on the enclosed and nearby tumuli 19.Tranquillity 20.Four Scheduled Ancient Monuments 21.Vibration, dust and noise pollution 22.Odour (as already present from the existing, nearby landfill) 23.Levels of rubbish strewn across the road 24.Airport safeguarding zone if food waste is landfilled 25.Plans outlined in local plans, such as the East Dorset Core Strategy, Local Transport Plan and Heathlands Joint Development Plan Document (e.g. to develop the area, restore more heathland and establish a cycle route in the area) Hampshire CCs proposals : issues raised in Summary of Responses...
Public Meeting 20/6/ Several respondents commenting on the Purple Haze site felt there had been insufficient communication with residents and organisations across Hampshires border, which resulted in very short time scales for responding to the consultation. This opinion has also been expressed in further communications and responses that have been received after the close of the consultation. Hampshire CCs proposals : issues raised in Summary of Responses...
Public Meeting 20/6/ Blue Haze Due to the proximity of the site to the suggested Purple Haze site, similar concerns apply. Please see the responses given to Purple Haze for further details. The key issues raised specifically concerning Blue Haze were regarding: 1.Concern that the current height of the site would be increased 2.Continuing need for bird exclusion measures as long as food waste is received Hampshire CCs proposals : issues raised in Summary of Responses...
Impact on Moors Valley To consider the issues, and so shape our objections, we need to understand the impact of the proposals lets look at them in detail, bearing in mind HCC has said where potential impacts are identified, measures are put in place to either avoid, reduce or potentially compensate for the impact Public Meeting 20/6/ Hampshire CCs proposals... the issues...
About the issues... Traffic Public Meeting 20/6/201150
About the issues... Health & Pollution Public Meeting 20/6/201151
About the issues... Open spaces Public Meeting 20/6/201152
About the issues... House Prices Public Meeting 20/6/201153
The Hypothetical Scenario: En-route from Ringwood to Verwood and along approximately 2miles of the B3081 you see: the Purple Haze site extraction clearly tree felling large plant machinery land excavation noticeable HGV activity local signage opposing the landfill About house prices... Public Meeting 20/6/201154
Zone 1 Zone 2 Zone 3 1.0mile 0.5mile 1.5miles Linear Valuation Model (LVM) Zone 4 2.0miles Public Meeting 20/6/201155
Zone 1 Zone 2 Zone 3 1.0mile 0.5mile 1.5miles Contingent Valuation Model (CVM) Zone 4 2.0miles Expected to experience the largest impact Public Meeting 20/6/201156
Result This study and final percentage results are concluded using information from: DEFRA - Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs. Cambridge Econometrics. Local Estate Agents and Public. Approximately 6100 GB landfill sites and over housing transactions. Public Meeting 20/6/201157
About the issues... Public Meeting 20/6/ Entrance to Verwood & screening
About the issues... Public Meeting 20/6/ Wildlife & Environment
About the issues... Public Meeting 20/6/ generations affected
About the issues... Public Meeting 20/6/ for Heathland
Public Meeting 20/6/ Will HCCs proposals affect you.. ? Traffic Health Open Spaces Entrance to Verwood / Screening Moor Valley / Screening Wildlife / Environment Heath House Prices 3 Generations Moors Valley Users
Cllr Spencer Flower: Leader of East Dorset District Council Cabinet Member for Corporate Resources at Dorset County Council Public Meeting 20/6/ The Councillors Perspective
Public Meeting 20/6/ About the issues... Question & Answer Session
Public Meeting 20/6/ Saying No! to Hampshire County Council Comfort Break
Britt Poyntz : Ebblake resident living less than 500 metres from Purple Haze no2purplehaze Campaign Manager Public Meeting 20/6/ The Consultation process
About HCCs process... Public Meeting 20/6/201167
About HCCs process... Public Meeting 20/6/201168
About HCCs process... Public Meeting 20/6/ Continue sending objections to HCC & register to be consulted
About HCCs process... Public Meeting 20/6/201170
About HCCs process... Public Meeting 20/6/ Continue sending objections to HCC & register to be consulted
About HCCs process... Public Meeting 20/6/ MUST respond to HCC at this stage
About HCCs process... Public Meeting 20/6/201173
About HCCs process... Public Meeting 20/6/ MUST respond to HCC at this stage
Resources to be available Town Meeting at the start with Hampshire CC Planning Policy for Minerals & Waste - tba Issues summary, Plan dependent - website Research notes - website Source documents – website Campaign Forum for Q&A sessions - website Support network for non Internet users Public Meeting 20/6/201175
Campaign Next Steps We will tell you more about these events in Interest Group updates... 5 JulDesign a Window Poster competition winners announced 10 Julmob bash - focus on our MP, Bob Walters 16 JulWalk the Boundary, leafleting tbcNature Detectives: to be led by Dorset Wildlife Trust. Gather evidence in the school holidays of Moors Valleys wildlife & flowers 23 Jul to 19 AugDoor Knock Your Neighbours month 3 AugLeaflet Ringwood Market 13 Augmob leaflet Moors Valley 20 AugWalk the Boundary, leafleting 3/4 SepVisit Blue Haze (to be confirmed) to establish local relationship just like other communities Dates to be advised: Morrisons + Moors Valley Produce Market - manned display stands Public Meeting 20/6/201176
Public Meeting 20/6/ What well do next is... Questions?
Meeting Objectives After this meeting you should have an increased knowledge of: 1.Hampshire County Councils proposals and their potential impact on our town, its residents & the surrounding countryside 2.What will happen next in the HCC consultation process and how you will be able to contribute Public Meeting 20/6/201178
Meeting close Feedback? – – Address: 14 Ebblake Close, Verwood, BH31 6GF Safe journey home Public Meeting 20/6/ This slide pack will made available on the campaign website
Consider this... "In the end we will conserve only what we love, we will love only what we understand, we will understand only what we are taught Baba Dioum Senegalese Environmentalist Public Meeting 20/6/201180