New Waste Transfer Site Between Amersham And Chalfont St Giles

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I thought the Calvert plan was on hold, which may mean related developments are too. The best I can find so far is this from January's BFP, but still more recent than your BE article: BFP article

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OK thanks for that Fran.Understand the need for the incinerator but just dont like the idea much.Am I right in thinking that most of our UK winds are predominantley North Westerly,thus we could be downstream from the output.

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Apparently it was due to be discussed by BCC on Thursday last week, re budget cuts. See Bucks Herald story.

However, they haven't yet published anything about what happened in the meeting.

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Interestingly the £200million figure for the cost of the incinerator could wipe out the £168 million cuts that need to be made by Bucks CC over the next three years and still have money spare.

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How many of us on here can remember pre Maggie Direct Service days, when all the Chilterns refuse lorries emptied there waste on the London Road alongside householders with their cars. The waste was then loaded using a digger into articulated tippers for the transfer to Wapsy's Wood. The dust used to choke you and burn your eyes, possibly why the tip at Chesham was so popular.

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I can also remember that they used to incinerate waste at some of the tips.Just seems to be taking a step backwards going back to incinerating,just to meet a target.

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Would 100 trucks per day, on a main A road, be a huge and noticeable increase on current traffic?

Obviously it would be nicer not to have them, in the grand scheme of things, would it be so very bad?

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I would imagine in that 100 movements per day would be the existing Refuse truck movements, thus the extra would only be the articulated transfer movements and the refuse trucks coming to Amersham to tip during the day rather than going to Wapsys Wood.

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Would it be a case of traffic backing up along the A413 if the trucks have to queue to get into the depot alongside other cars using the tip (esp at weekends)?

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Would it be a case of traffic backing up along the A413 if the trucks have to queue to get into the depot alongside other cars using the tip (esp at weekends)?

Would the trucks run at the weekend?

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Would it be a case of traffic backing up along the A413 if the trucks have to queue to get into the depot alongside other cars using the tip (esp at weekends)?

I hope and presume not, otherwise mightn't they be in trouble for blocking the road or causing a hazard?

Then again, that hasn't stopped problems behind Sainsbury's in Chesham...

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From proposal on the WRG site:

The UK has to find alternatives to landfill and councils that fail to meet new targets will face substantial financial penalties. To avoid penalties, Buckinghamshire County Council has decided to invest in alternatives to landfill in order to dispose of the area’s waste. Buried waste emits greenhouse gases such as methane, which are 23 times more damaging than carbon dioxide. The council, having assessed various waste treatment options, invited companies to tender for its Residual Waste Procurement Contract and specified that they should use thermal treatment technologies to avoid penalties.

So it looks like primary motive behind the proposal is for one part of the private sector to meet a target set up by another part of the public sector. :)

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Would the trucks run at the weekend?

Seems so yes:

The proposed hours of operation are between 6am to 5pm Monday to Friday and 7am to 12pm on Saturday.

At Amersham there will be a total of 28 HGV trips per day (twoway)

and 74 RCV trips per day (two-way).

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Thanks, I have corrected the original too, I was getting my posts muddled up!

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