PLANNING: Air quality station needed NOW

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Regarding the gasifier/biomass power station and second power station at Sutton Bridge. Despite the ‘anti-gasifier/power station’ group’s best endeavours, there is no guarantee that they will be successful in stopping the additional gas powered generator and/or the ‘gasifier; being built in Sutton Bridge.

That being the case, we need a proper ‘air-quality monitoring station’ installed in Sutton Bridge now.

Without one, how would we, the Environment Agency or councils, be able to tell whether or not the power stations of either type are polluting the atmosphere – after they are built?

Under the circumstances, we all need to be pushing South Holland District Council and/or the Environment Agency to install such a monitoring station in Sutton Bridge immediately, so that there will be a proper ‘base-level’ of current pollution recorded, against which any future increases could be properly measured. I understand that the nearest one is in Wicken Fen south of Ely!

Without an accurate base-level record, it could never be proved [or disproved] that pollution has increased after the building of the power stations, as is being claimed will happen.

Chris Brandon-King

Sutton Bridge