Friday, 31 October 2014

Multiple impacts

NPPF: "When determining planning applications, local planning authorities should: ensure, in granting planning permission for mineral development, that there are no unacceptable adverse impacts on the natural and historic environment, human health or aviation safety, and take into account the cumulative effect of multiple impacts from individual sites…" [144]

Multiple impacts? Like these, for Aggregate Industries' plans for Straitgate Farm?

impact on drinking water supplies to 100 people and Environment Agency’s SPZ
impact on water supplies to 3 farms and surrounding agricultural land
impact on stream flows to wetland habitats in ancient woodland
impact on birdstrike risk to Exeter Airport from ponding
impact on archaeological remains of an Iron Age settlement 
impact on dormice - a European Protected Species - and their habitat
impact from the loss of c.80 acres of the 'best and most versatile' agricultural land
impact from the loss of almost 2 miles of ancient hedgerows with high biodiversity value
impact on veteran oaks
impact on the view from East Devon AONB
impact on surface water run-off and flooding to communities downstream
impact on grade I listed Cadhay’s mediaeval fish ponds
impact on grade II listed Straitgate Farmhouse and its setting
impact on public roads from hauling as-dug material to process off-site
impact on the health and well-being of local people from hgvs, noise and dust 
impact on tourism and commercial interests of Ottery St Mary
impact on restoration plans for Woodbury Common should processing continue at Blackhill