POLLUTION: Shocked to read plans

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As a Spalding/Pinchbeck boundary resident, I was shocked to read the story in the Lincolnshire Free Press on August 25 headlined ‘Plans for ‘gas to grid’ digestion plant appear’.

It seems to me convenient for ET Biogas Ventures that the meeting wasn’t widely publicised.

And you can forget about sleeping with your windows open if you want to avoid waking up with a sore throat and runny eyes

Why do we need another blot on Spalding’s landscape?

We already have to put up with the disgusting stench from the sewerage plant on West Marsh Road; the pong from the Enterprise Way abattoir and the noxious emissions from the power station in West Marsh Road, along with the noise pollution from said power station. Spalding can’t take much more.

When the wind is in the east, Spalding and Pinchbeck get dumped on from the fall-out from the sulphurous orange smoke emitting from the power station.

The power station owners can dress this up how they like, but it’s not pleasant for any of us.

Do you have health issues? Try thinking how long you’ve had them and you’ll probably find they relate to the same time that the power station opened.

And you can forget about sleeping with your windows open if you want to avoid waking up with a sore throat and runny eyes. I wonder if air monitoring statistics are readily available from the local council offices.

And then there is the sewage smell wafting in the direction of Spalding/Pinchbeck.

We also have the noise from the power station turbines rumbling through the night. And let’s not forget the power station is set to double in size any time soon, creating more pollution.

Then, of course, there’s the added noise from screeching trains during the night.

So do we really need another plant chucking out another obnoxious smell (you’ve only got to go to Cowbit/Crowland to get an idea of what rotting vegetation smells like).

No we don’t.

Why can’t we have lovely clean fresh air like we had when I moved to Spalding 25 years ago?

I can’t wait to leave this God-forsaken town – it’s the pits.