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#1 hyposmurf

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 09:54 PM

Anyone know about the proposal?Had heard of the possible incinerator in Calvert but didnt realise about the waste transfer site.

'Stunned disbelief' as council gives green light to incinerator

Its an older article by the notorious BE,so could well be inaccurate. :)

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 10:51 PM

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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Posted 18 February 2011 - 01:59 PM

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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Posted 20 February 2011 - 07:43 PM

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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Posted 20 February 2011 - 08:23 PM

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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Posted 18 March 2011 - 10:12 PM

THE developer of an incinerator, which could result in 100 trucks a day travelling to and from an Amersham waste transfer station, are to hold an exhibition to try to quell fears

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Posted 19 March 2011 - 09:27 AM

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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Posted 19 March 2011 - 12:20 PM

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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Posted 20 March 2011 - 04:15 PM

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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Posted 20 March 2011 - 06:45 PM

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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Posted 20 March 2011 - 11:18 PM

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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Posted 20 March 2011 - 11:41 PM

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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Posted 21 March 2011 - 01:09 PM

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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Posted 22 March 2011 - 09:14 PM

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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Posted 22 March 2011 - 09:26 PM

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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Posted 28 March 2011 - 12:39 PM

Article here in Bucks Free Press about proposals, traffic levels and consultation
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