INCINERATOR CONSTRUCTION TO COMMENCE IMMINENTLY
Work is set to commence any day on the construction of the Davyhulme Incinerator. Peel Energy have almost completed the required paperwork and plans to discharge the conditions imposed following the determination of the planning application. Once completed, the developers have until 15th May 2017, when planning permission expires, to commence development works. We have been informed that the developers intend to construct some fencing and the access road.
This is a tragic day for Trafford, Salford and the rest of Greater Manchester. Biomass plants are associated with emitting deadly dioxins and tiny particulate matter that can get into the lungs and bloodstream to damage organs and lead to premature death, as well as serious chronic illnesses.
The Davyhulme Incinerator was granted an Environmental Permit on dubious grounds following Peel’s flawed environmental Statement. This quoted readings from as far away as Eccles town centre and Glazebrook and ignored the monitoring from much closer in Peel Green. The furnace supplier’s specification were also flawed. This is coupled with the Plant not using best available technology: having a burning temperature too low to destroy toxins; using an out-dated bag-filtration system that cannot filter out Particulate Matter, and having a chimney stack only 44.23 metres high, that won’t disperse emissions adequately.
We have a right to breathe clean air. Children’s lungs will not develop fully in an atmosphere polluted with burnt waste. People playing sport nearby will be polluted and older people’s health will deteriorate. This Incinerator is too close to houses, shops, schools and sports facilities and should never have been contemplated to be built in Davyhulme, in an Air Quality Management Area. We will be condemned 24/7 for at least 25 years.