Do You Want To Object To Proposed Waste Transfer Site On A413?

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If you want to object to the proposed Waste Transfer site on the A413 between Amersham and Chalfont St. Giles, details can be found at

http://www.webdoc.co...treLeaflet1.pdf

There are claims of a significant amount of large additional lorry traffic through the area.

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I remember this being rejected a while ago? Is this how planning works? The developers keep applying until they get accepted?

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It's a wonder that anything ever gets built in this country.

The Nimby's charter (the new localism bill) is a surefire recipe for this country's descent to third world status.

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I remember this being rejected a while ago? Is this how planning works? The developers keep applying until they get accepted?

Pretty much.

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Is this how planning works? The developers keep applying until they get accepted?

Often, yes.

It's a wonder that anything ever gets built in this country.

The Nimby's charter (the new localism bill) is a surefire recipe for this country's descent to third world status.

I'm not sure it will be quite as bad as that - I certainly hope not.

No one is going to want a waste station next door, but until we stop generating rubbish, it has to go somewhere, and as this is expanding an existing facility, rather than blighting a new area, it seems like a broadly good idea. The devil will be in the detail, though, and certainly increased traffic is something to consider (especially as there will be a lot of extra HGVs on the A413 when/if HS2 is built).

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Is this how planning works? The developers keep applying until they get accepted?

Yes, but first they take note of why they were rejected in the first place and make appropriate changes.

No one is going to want a waste station next door,

Precisely. So if all such planning decisions are to be determined locally, they will always be rejected and no new infrastructure will get built.

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No one is going to want a waste station next door,

That was one of the reasons it was rejected last time, if I remember correctly - because it's in a residential area. In the real world, there's 5 houses there. Hardly residential.

The devil will be in the detail, though,

And there's no detail at all on the leaflet opposing it. In that regard it's quite reminiscent of the "OMG!!! NO HS2 HERE!!!! WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE" leaflet. Light on facts, heavy on rhetoric and scaremongering.

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Apparently this will be considered by BCC Planning Committee at the end of this month. Little Chalfont Parish Council is concerned about traffic: the Examiner says it "could have 50 trucks transferring 300 tonnes of waste six days", which I presume means 50 per day, which would be about one every 10 minutes, depending on the opening hours (http://www.buckinghamshireexaminer.co.uk/south-bucks-news/local-buckinghamshire-examiner-news/2012/07/06/final-push-to-halt-waste-transfer-station-plans-114018-31340110/). Not something to be thrilled about, but it has to go somewhere, and an existing site, on a main road, seems like the most sensible option.

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This is all rather confusing, posters around Amersham are protesting about a landfill site ("dump"). Are both being proposed or is it deliberate disinformation or are the protesters simply ignorant?

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It's a wonder that anything ever gets built in this country.

The Nimby's charter (the new localism bill) is a surefire recipe for this country's descent to third world status.

Every single politician/commentator who uses the "nimby" phrase in an attempt to silence contrary views has been proven an utter hypocrite.

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Every single politician/commentator who uses the "nimby" phrase in an attempt to silence contrary views has been proven an utter hypocrite.

I'm obviously missing something here.

Anyone who has lived here for any length of time will remember that before Mrs Thatcher privatised our refuse service, the site had been used for the transfer of all Chiltern Districts waste.

Refuse lorries would dump there waste in the open air, for it then to be transfered to articulated lorries for the journey to Wapsies Wood Landfill site. Surely 30 years on a Waste Transfer Site would be properly regulated with less local polution. Additionaly there would be fewer journeys by refuse lorries ferrying their load to Wapsies Wood, this daily saving of time could probably mean the removal of another Refuse Round. But then we Council Tax payers wouldn't be the beneficiarys, Verdants share holders would.

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Every single politician/commentator who uses the "nimby" phrase in an attempt to silence contrary views has been proven an utter hypocrite.

If you don't remove that post I shall ask the mods to do it for you.

Edited by PaulEden

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name='David P' timestamp='1342100213' post='34675']

If you don't remove that post I shall ask the mods to do it for you.

On what grounds? You can't dish it out (calling objectors "nimbys"), then starting throwing your toys around when someone gives it back. I have no knowledge of the proposed site as I don't live anywhere near it. However, I respect residents' objections on the grounds it will effect their local environment. Its a natural human charateristic to protect one's environment. Are you suggesting you have never once objected to any proposed change in your local environment? You clearly object to change when it comes to rolling back socialism.

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Not something to be thrilled about, but it has to go somewhere, and an existing site, on a main road, seems like the most sensible option.

Sensibly said.

I'm actually more concerned by the seeming unbounded enthusiasm for chucking up huge these NIMBY banners/signs objecting to almost any development proposal in the area. Talk about blight on the landscape!

Which NIMBY talk leads neatly on to...

If you don't remove that post I shall ask the mods to do it for you.

We can surely disagree, object even, without calling for moderator action, no? Danny Boy's post was a bit ad hominem, but it doesn't need mod intervention.

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On what grounds? You can't dish it out (calling objectors "nimbys"), then starting throwing your toys around when someone gives it back. I have no knowledge of the proposed site as I don't live anywhere near it. However, I respect residents' objections on the grounds it will effect their local environment. Its a natural human charateristic to protect one's environment. Are you suggesting you have never once objected to any proposed change in your local environment? You clearly object to change when it comes to rolling back socialism.

The 6 houses in the imediate vicinity were originally tied houses for employees of Amersham R.D.C who worked on the site. However over the years they were sold off by the council. The people moving in them surely knew what was at the bottom of their garden, thats why they are cheaaper than other houses in the area.

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Keep it clean please! Remember play the ball not the man.

The 6 houses in the imediate vicinity were originally tied houses for employees of Amersham R.D.C who worked on the site. However over the years they were sold off by the council. The people moving in them surely knew what was at the bottom of their garden, thats why they are cheaaper than other houses in the area.

Completely agree! Firstly they live on the A413 and secondly they have the 'dump', so not houses that I would buy, whether or not the 'dump' is extended (or whatever you want to call it) or stays the same!

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I can understand the concerns of local residents - I was under the impression that it won't just be Chiltern waste but also South Bucks and probably refuse from further afield, such as London Boroughs.

Traffic seems to be a major concern, with 50mph speed limit on A413 already causing problems for local residents who have had streetlights switched off too. I hope that the speeding drivers will be able to allow for slow turning monsters leaving the site.

Trying to cross that road to catch a bus must be a nightmare at the busy time. There also seems to be increased traffic from people 'rat running' through Cokes Lane to avoid White Lion Road/Stanley Hill which appear busier than ever (and people moving into the new houses off Raans & Bell Lane won't help that)

Once aupon a time 'dustbin' accurately described what we discarded - surely we should look to reducing and recycling too not just resort to burn as the first option.

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This link should bring you to the planning application:

https://isa.chiltern.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=documents&keyVal=LRLYQVES09X00

CDC's report on it isn't too positive.They mentioned its oversized for the capacity they are proposing, to be built on green belt, visual impact/not screened well enough and would harm the listed building Ivy House.

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This is all rather confusing, posters around Amersham are protesting about a landfill site ("dump"). Are both being proposed or is it deliberate disinformation or are the protesters simply ignorant?

As far as I know part of it used to be a landfill site.

Edited by Eaton

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On what grounds? You can't dish it out (calling objectors "nimbys"), then starting throwing your toys around when someone gives it back. I have no knowledge of the proposed site as I don't live anywhere near it. However, I respect residents' objections on the grounds it will effect their local environment. Its a natural human charateristic to protect one's environment. Are you suggesting you have never once objected to any proposed change in your local environment? You clearly object to change when it comes to rolling back socialism.

On the grounds that your first sentence is obviously untrue (Every politician etc. has been proven to be an utter hypocrite) and your second breaks the rules of the forum (read them, they are posted at the top of News & Views). And I object to being called a hypocrite, even your rather strange definition of the word.

Hypocrisy is objecting to a project for the common good because it affects you personally but not giving a damn if it is built elsewhere.

Hypocrisy is objecting to such a project (let us say the M40 or Tesco) and then making good use of it yourself.

Hypocrisy is suddenly feigning great interest in the welfare of newts, when you probably wouldn't recognise one if you saw it.

Hypocrisy is exaggerating and distorting the facts to suit your argument.

I live in Amersham. I will be affected (not 'effected') just as much as 99% of the other residents, yet I support these projects because I believe them to be worthwhile and they have to go somewhere. For the 1% that may be genuinely badly affected, I support decent compensation. How does this make me a hypocrite?

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I live in Amersham. I will be affected (not 'effected') just as much as 99% of the other residents, yet I support these projects because I believe them to be worthwhile and they have to go somewhere. For the 1% that may be genuinely badly affected, I support decent compensation. How does this make me a hypocrite?

I'm with you on this one David, after all it is our waste.

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Indeed. If David is a hypocrite, then so am I.

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and your second breaks the rules of the forum (read them, they are posted at the top of News & Views).

So does your NIMBY comment David.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adhominem

An ad hominem (Latin for "to the man" or "to the person"), short for argumentum ad hominem, is an attempt to negate the truth of a claim by pointing out a negative characteristic or belief of the person supporting it.

http://www.google.co...NBOeMZJY2A0yvfg

Some using the NIMBY term do so in an attempt to discredit project opponents and to avoid dealing with substantive issues raised by the opponents. Thus, “NIMBY” is an ad hominem attack on opponents.

Anyway the thread is going off track a bit. :) As I mentioned before CDC appear to be against this.There's some more info here:

https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q=cache:xarOAm2OWTsJ:https://isa.chiltern.gov.uk/democracy/documents/s11325/Local%2520Autority%2520Agenda.pdf+&hl=en&gl=uk&pid=bl&srcid=ADGEESi69EHtunAZ8mstb8k46Vj4coQf2-CmAwa4zRM57ebD4RTlupnu_fjy7NBO_mNLVJZEn2It3mte1Q45hMAkWF9jVCq5F-j4BGW-Pt8hLNxaSGdgktHAfU7HZ1MjbM63oilu2X03&sig=AHIEtbSueNmqZLG9g-OjcUDv1jq6Yt7SMw&pli=1

The proposal involves one very large waste reception building (about 60m long, 34m deep and

12m high) and a smaller bio-filter building (about 5m high, 8m deep and 10m wide) as well as other

buildings and structures, all of which would be much more visible in the landscape than any of the

development that is on the application site at present

My feelings are that it will eventually go ahead, but hopefully if enough people & CDC object, there maybe a better outcome.Amersham may end up with a WTS that is less visually intrusive and have less negative impact on the town.

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So does your NIMBY comment David.

I don't think so. I have not attacked any individual on this forum, only made comments about Nimbys in general. Also, in general, I have tried to point out the flaw in their argument, rather than just accusing them of Nimyism (not always, I admit.)

Seems like a fairly weak attempt by a Nimby to justify Nimyism. However, some of his definitions of Unimbys seem to match quite closely my definition of hypocrisy. For once, I can agree with him about wind farms.

I'm not sure what this has to do with the waste transfer site.

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We have a long standing rule here. Open debate is welcome, but it's not acceptable to attack a user, only his argument. In this case, saying David's arguments are hypocritical would be acceptable. Saying he's a hypocrite isn't.

It may seem like a minor insult to get all boiled up about, but it IS a rule.

I've edited a number of posts in this thread, hopefully it still makes sense.

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