Petition Tag - pollution

1. Ban Plastic Bags in St Lukes Mall Auckland!

Plastic bags don't biodegrade, they photodegrade – breaking down into smaller and smaller toxic bits. A single plastic bag can take between up to 1,000 years to break down, but as it breaks down, plastic particles contaminate soil and waterways and enter the food web when animals accidentally ingest them. This effects the animals hugely due to the fact that after ingesting plastic it can very easily kill them. Recently there have been large patches of plastic found in the middle of the ocean big enough to gain the title of 'plastic islands'. We have been finding different ways to get rid of plastic so that it is out of sight, but these actions still have a major impact on our environment. This is why we need to go straight to cutting down the amount of plastic we use so that our environment and animals don't face as much of a risk. We can start by removing all plastic bags from a single mall in Auckland, Saint Lukes Mall, Mt Albert. It is our goal to bring attention to this idea and make it happen. We have already done it in our supermarkets, so I'm sure New Zealand can make it happen in our malls too!

2. New directions for economic development

The Sault has been economically challenged. A recent study by the Sault Ste. Marie Community Adjustment Committee (CAC) recommends a move away from primary and secondary industrial development in support of new areas of economic development. The areas identified by the CAC report are: economic growth and diversity, social equity, cultural vitality, and environmental sustainability. Primary and secondary industry is very prone to steep economic fluctuations, and the CAC report clearly states that dependence on a single industry has created long-term challenges for the Sault. We know too that when economic challenges occur, falling back on our comfort zone only makes the situation worse. In these cases, costly handouts and resources are given to attract economic development at the expense of the very areas recommended for future economic development by the CAC. We have seen what these handouts to the few have produced, with crisis responses, including the CAC report, resulting from handouts to our single largest employer. This is unacceptable. It is unfair, environmentally detrimental and economically unsupportable. These actions have wasted valuable resources that could have better been applied diversifying the local economy.

Sault Ste. Marie can and must do better if it is to survive and prosper. The proposed ferrochrome smelter being courted by a few Sault Ste. Marie interests in no way reflect the wishes of the population, or the advice of the majority. The once again inflated job opportunities tied to no metrics of accountability or transparency mask a social, economic and environmental injustice to Sault Ste. Marie and its citizens. The economically devastated brownfields around Sault Ste. Marie have already cost the city countless economic development opportunities. The pale of pollution hanging in the air drives business, tourists and residents, those able to leave, away. The unsightly blight on the horizon leaves residents and visitors with a sad impression of economic leadership in this town. Sault Ste. Marie does not need any more of this. Sault Ste. Marie needs new paths of economic development.

3. Save Our Metropolitan Open Land: Keeping Lee Green GREEN

Save Our Metropolitan Open Land (SOMOL)

We are local residents who are deeply concerned by the adverse affects of a new IAG Free Academy school that has popped up in Lee Green. The first temporary site is within Kings Church in Meadowcourt Road, with a proposal for the permanent site to occupy the tiny space between homes and the flood plain barrier on the Bowring Playingfield; a piece of protected Metropolitan Open Land which is extremely prone to flooding.

Local residents have not been sufficiently informed of the plans to build on the Bowring site, and many are concerned about the implications of a new School built here.

There will be many adverse effects on the local area, including high increase in Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) Pollution, increase traffic and 'rat-running' of local residential roads, loss of protected Metropolitan Open Land and loss of space and light to most affected homes (Meadowcourt Road, Millers Meadow, Hamlea Close and Ravens Way).

Please join us in campaigning to keep our Metropolitan Open Land protected. You can keep informed with news and updates from our website

4. Safe crossing for Plaistow Hill School

Crossing the road outside Plaistow Hill is dangerous; every school should have safe access for the children, but Plaistow Hill Infant & Nursery School does not. The 'traffic calming chicanes' do NOT constitute a safe crossing; drivers become impatient when they have to go single-file, and pedestrians have no right-of-way here, which is a recipe for disaster. Add to this, the pollution being caused by all the waiting traffic, which is clearly not good for the children or local residents.

5. Shut down Apex Landfill

Apex Landfill has been polluting for years. It has not only made it difficult or impossible for some homeowners to enjoy a day outside on their own property, but it has also decreased property values in surrounding areas. Local businesses suffer as potential customers flee the stench and anyone driving through an area within miles of the landfill can smell the horrid odors. The Ohio EPA receives tipping fees from the landfill, so complaints about the landfill receive little results. As citizens who care for everyone in our county, it is time to take a stand to close this landfill.

6. #EIGHTTOZERO - Reduce plastic bag use in Thailand

In Thailand, on average, we use 8 plastic bags every day. A total of 600,000 in Bangkok and a scary 500 million wasted nationwide every day. We want your help to get that number down to zero.

We are calling on all Thai people to pressure their business to instruct their staff to ask: "Do you need a plastic bag?"

Thailand is the 6th worst-offending country for plastic that ends in the oceans, in the world.

Our plastic ends up in the street, in our canals, in the rivers, on our beaches and in the oceans. It is poisonous to us and suffocating for wildlife. And it looks ugly!

- Every year, the floods in Thailand are worse as plastic bags clog sewers and canals.
- Plastic in our oceans is turning the fish we eat toxic. Enjoy your sushi ...
- Plastic kills our marine life, our fish, our turtles and our birds.

Worst of all. Plastic takes 1,000 years to degrade. So please help us to take the challenge to retailers, supermarkets and convenience stores.


เราขอเรียกร้องให้คนไทยออกมากดดันธุรกิจต่างๆ เพื่อตอบคำถามสั้นๆ ว่า “เราจำเป็นที่จะต้องใช้พลาสติกจริงๆ หรือ”

ปะเทศไทยจัดเป็นประเทศอันดับที่ 6 จากทั่วโลก ในเรื่องของการทิ้งพลาสติกลงสู่ทะเล

โดนเฉลี่ยแล้วคนไทยแต่ละคนจะใช้พลาสติกคนละ 8 ถุงต่อวัน โดยรวมๆ แล้ว เราใช้พลาสติกมาถึง 500,000,000 ถุง ต่อวัน

พลาสติกที่เราใช้จะถูกทิ้งลงถนน คลอง แม่น้ำ หรือ ทะเล ซึ่งจะก่อให้เกิดมลพิษทางน้ำและยังทำร้ายสัตว์น้ำต่างๆ และยังทำให้ทุกๆ ที่ไม่น่าดู
· ทุกๆ ปี ประเทศไทยจะเจอปัญหาเรื่องน้ำท่วม ปัญหาเหล่านี้ยังคงเติบโตขึ้นเรื่อย จำปี 2554 ได้ไหม?
· พลาสติกในทะเลทำให้ปลาที่เรารับประทานเป็นพิษ
· พลาสติกทำร้ายสัตว์นานาชนิดในแม่น้ำและทะเล

ยิ่งแย่ไปกว่านี้ พลาสติกใช้เวลาถึง 1000 ปีในการย่อยสลาย ดั้งนั้นเราจึงขอให้ทุกๆ คนออกมาคัดค้านกลุ่มธุรกิจ ร้านค้าต่างๆ

7. Stop muffler noise- Lakeshore Road & vicinity, Burlington, ON

Noise pollution emanating from modified mufflers of motor vehicles and motorcycles is inhibiting the enjoyment of residents along the Lakeshore Road corridor and neighboring streets.

Many Canadian cities have enacted bylaws and police have acted to reduce this kind of noise pollution in communities, including Mississauga, Hamilton & Oakville. Burlington has not.

The City of Burlington needs to act now to stop this noise which impacts residents quiet enjoyment of their residential property, especially during the warmer weather periods when residents are outside trying to enjoy their the gardens.

This petition is aimed at trying to get City Councillors to finally act on enforcing this annoying noise pollution issue.


Of all the plastic we can see floating on the surface of the ocean it is only 5 percent of all the plastic trash dumped into the sea. The Ocean Conservancy, a US environmental nonprofit says that the other 95 percent is submerged beneath, where it strangles underwater creatures and wrecks the aquatic ecosystem. This is not okay.

9. Greener Starbucks and Happier Customers

Take initiative.

Starbucks: the extremely well-known coffee company.

Starbucks is always there to help you stay up in the morning or night by lending you a delightful cup of coffee. It's always there for you if you're in need for a place to hold a meeting. Or to even have study sessions. It's there if you plainly need a pleasant break from work. Starbucks is an excellent company. Though it still does have some flaws. Flaws that, unfortunately, are affecting other forms of life besides humans.

As many of you know, the amazing Starbucks' drinks come in two types of cups: plastic and paper. You may think, "Yup, and they're both recyclable!" Though, the problem is this: Only the plastic cups are recyclable. The paper cups tell a different story.

Have you ever wondered how the paper cups don't leak? Or how it doesn't burn your hand while holding the hot content? How is this possible considering the cups are made of paper?

The inside of a Starbucks paper cup is covered with plastic, which allows it to hold in liquid and not have any sort of leakage. It also helps to not burn your hand, the plastic lining acting as a protective barrier. You may think, "Great! It kills 2 birds with 1 stone!", but this is where the problem comes along. In only a handful of cities will the paper cups be accepted for recycling for the same plastic lining.

The plastic can gum up the recycling machines. This being said, most recycling companies won’t process the cups at all to avoid the time and trouble. So what does happen to all those millions of plastic-lined coffee cups that are in the recycling bins in the Starbucks' stores? They will be separated from the other recyclable materials and sent to a landfill. What happens to all those cups that don't even end up in a trash can? They can pollute our water, be ingested by animals, etc.


Starbucks has tried offering inexpensive reusable cups for customers who don't bring their own mug AND reward customers who DO bring their own mug. But the company’s efforts have never been strong enough to move coffee drinkers. A discount of 10 cents is not going to get many people participating. They need to raise the discount and inform about the discount on social media (at least once a week )!

They need to persuade more people into bringing their own mugs. This can be done by publicly announcing through Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and at the stores about the discount more often. Starbucks also needs to think of ways people WILL WANT to bring a cup. In other words, a 10 cent discount will most likely not do. Once a number of people start bringing their own mugs, a chain reaction will occur, the less amount of paper cups will need to be created and the environment will benefit.

10. "Go Green - Say No to pollution!" Raise your voice & not pollution.

There is no denying of the fact that the modern era is facing the problem of pollution. The industries that brought prosperity and affluence, made inroads in the biosphere and disturbed the ecological balances. The pall of smoke, the swirling gases, industrial effluents and the fall-out of scientific experiments became constant health hazards, polluting and contaminating the air. Although, Industries are not the only source of pollution but, nevertheless, it cannot be denied that these industries have remained a major contributor in polluting the environment. The adverse effects of the industrial pollution cannot be overlooked as it has affected the life of each & everyone.

People of Delhi are the worst sufferers amongst all. The children these days are facing the respiratory issues bringing into light the need to curb this evil disaster (i.e. pollution). The toxic gases released by the factories, situated in the residential area, are damaging the health of the people. Ask the people of Delhi what is the most disturbing thing in this city that has taken over their lives and is dangerous for their upcoming generation - U will get the same answer from almost each & everyone as I am not the only sufferer.

So keeping it short, I would like to plea to our Chief Minister Mr. ARVIND KEJRIWAL to take some stringent steps in this regard and once again become a role model and a hero of people of Delhi. Odd - even scheme introduced by Mr. Arvind Kejriwal to curb the pollution was admired by everyone. So, I urge to Delhi's State Government on behalf of all the citizens of Delhi to take necessary steps in this regard ASAP.

Steps such as shifting or relocating the industries from residential area to approved industrial area such as Narela, Bawana, Mangolpuri & etc. will be an effective remedy ( as the same was done by our ex-Chief Minister Ms.Sheila Dikshit in the early 2000). Making laws on how to dispose off the industrial waste will also contribute towards the green environment.

11. Pour une vélo-station a la place du Tunnel, Lausanne

Dans le cadre de la promotion de la mobilité douce par les autorités et par la population, il manque de lieux pour parquer les vélos a l'abri des intempéries et de manière sécurisée (hangar à vélos) au centre ville de Lausanne. Une seule vélo-station a été créée à la gare CFF.

L'édicule de la place du Tunnel sert de stockage pour du materiel de la place de jeux estivale des services de la ville. Une autre partie de l'edicule est utilisée par une association artistique à but non lucratif.

La place du Tunnel est au centre de la ville, entourée de logements de nombreux foyers. Il est dommage de consacrer une grande partie de l' édicule à du stock de materiel non-utilisé pendant 8 mois par année.

Cette petition demande aux autorités lausannoises, dans le cadre de leur politique de promotion de la mobilité douce et le projet de rendre cette place plus conviviale*, de transformer une partie de l'edicule en vélo-station.

Voir decisions de la ville:

12. Longboarders to have the same rights as bicyclists

In 2015, as I was riding down 185th street in Shoreline Washington, my longboard struck uneven sidewalk resulting in my first longboard related hospital trip. I ended up with 4 scars on my hips and knees and a sprained hand.

After that accident I heard more stories about longboarders who came to a sudden stop due to uneven ground. I also became aware of the other dangers around riding on sidewalks. Pedestrains and children often play and walk much slower which may result in a collision. Cars pull out of driveways and inch out past the sidewalk to get a better view of the road.

Often times they will not see the longboarder until they are pulled out and their front tires are on the sidewalk. One time I thought a driver saw me at the Crest Theatre, as there was nothing obstructing his view, but he pulled out and I landed on his hood.

13. End Guyana Water Pollution

The main issue in Guyana is the water pollution. This is happening because of the sewage, commercial mining, and agriculture as well as many other caused.

The chemicals from the sewage, illegal mining, and agriculture are seeping in the soil and the water, making it toxic. One study found that the water level was not only highly acidic, but also contained petro-chemicals and pesticides, both of which have been scientifically proven to cause many different harmful diseases.

This water pollution could cause a massive decrease in not only the human, but also the animal population and destroy the ecosystems. Thus heavily damaging and destroying the economy. We plan to get the World Nature Organization to take action.

14. Stop Yorkshire Water PLC polluting Yorkshires Seas

Since 1997 Yorkshire Water has been discharging effluent waste into Cornelian Bay (Scarborough) under an agreement with McCains Foods GB.

Yorkshire Water state in their EIA that they will discharge at a rate of 44 litres per second. This equates to over 3000 tonnes per day. YW also state in their report that the existing pipeline is being replaced due to excessive corrosion of the pipeline. What is the corrosive nature of the discharge doing to our coastline and to the marine life on the Yorkshire coast ?

The discharge contains ammonia and other pollutants harmful to marine life and has damaged the marine life both at the nearshore and in the bay itself.

If you want to stop this by making your views known to the UK Environment Agency then vote STOP.

15. Stop Gem Dirt mining on Polecat Creek

The Sapulpa Planning Commission held a meeting on February 23 at Sapulpa City Hall. The Gem Dirt company was requesting a "Special Use Permit" to open a new dirt mining operation inside Sapulpa city limits on the South bank of Polecat Creek on what was Clary Fields golf course. Approximately 60 citizens were in attendance to voice their disapproval of this request.

Twelve people spoke against the measure. Among the reasons they gave were: there are already two active dirt mines in this area (Enterprise Dirt on Hilton road and the current Gem dirt operation on the North bank adjacent to the golf course), the dust the trucks create, the noise of the trucks, the speed of the trucks, the damage to the roads and possibly the new bridge due to increased truck traffic, improper mining practices have damaged the creek and the eye sore the excavating causes.

The Commission voted unanimously to deny the "Special Use Permit" to Gem Dirt. Gem Dirt has appealed that veto. A specially called Sapulpa City Council meeting is set for April 11 at 7:00 pm at City Hall. All concerned citizens and homeowners should attend this meeting to make their voices heard.

16. STOP L'Allemagne pollue nos enfants

Cette pétition citoyenne européenne demande que les énergies produites par le charbon soit immédiatement interrompue en Allemagne.

Il n'est pas normal d'utiliser une énergie qui pollue nos enfants quand il existe des alternatives accessibles a tous qui émettent 300 fois moins de CO2!

L'organisation de la santé indique que l’aide de combustibles à base de biomasse et de charbon représente un grave risque sanitaire pour plusieurs milliards de personnes.

17. Bring back weekly trash collection in Manchester by the Sea

Recently our town government has decided to change weekly trash pick up to every other week.

This has created many problems including rodents, foul odor and overflowing trash.

18. 25 Cent Deposit on every Cigarette Butt

Cigarette butts by the millions are discarded every year on roadways sidewalks and snowbanks that all leads to sewers, rivers, streams and oceans.

Each cigarette butt is fiberglass and takes 70 to 100 years to decompose.

19. Stop mining at Eersterivier

The Peak Quary has been operating in Eersterivier since 1957 after being relocated from Devils Peak (hence the name).

Lafarge almost doubled its production from 450tph to 750tph in 2008 by modernizing processes and altering production processes. This included a substantial increase in manufactured sand production with newly acquired sand crushers.

The problem is that blasters seldom follow guidelines and it is left to authorities to monitor the activities of mines. Monitoring must be accompanied by enforcement.

The dust generated by the mine must be bedded down using water. The past conduct of the mine indicates that this is not being done.

The only positive that the mine could have on the area is the provision of jobs. The improvements made in 2008 lead to the exact opposite and has resulted in a loss of jobs.

20. Save public health on roads having vehicle pollution

Respected sir

I am a frequent vehicle rider in and around vijayawada city ​on my​ duty ,in my observation lot of pollution Delivered by vehicles are causing to cancer,lungs infection and allergy etc. Nearly 9000​ autos & buses & old vehicles are plying the city, most of these vehicles are releasing continuously black smock and polluting the roads,​ as well as environment, ​and no authorities are checking pollution ​nor ​conducting special drives to control the pollution.​ Sir kindly​ look in to the matter and arrange to make control the pollution​ and protect the people from polluted air​ as well as Diseases.​

thanking you very much

s.koteswara rao

Ramavarappadu. vja

21. Stop Coral Reef Destruction

Coral reefs are vitally important for the progression of our society into the future, and for the betterment of all peoples who live near, or is affected by, the sea.

Coral reefs provide us with protection from natural disasters, an abundant and diverse amount of food, and an untold amount of new, life saving drugs unknown to science. And that is only scratching the surface of the beneficial uses of coral reefs to humans. Not only are coral reefs beneficial to humans, but also to the abundant amount of life that this precious ecosystem maintains.

Coral reef ecosystems have the highest biodiversity of all ecosystems in the world; even rainforests do not contain the vast amounts of species that coral reefs house.

Hundreds of thousands of species call this ecosystem home, and many have yet to be discovered. However, this ecosystem is being threatened by climate change and ocean acidification. About 60% of coral reefs are being threatened today, and by 2050 that number is set to increase to 100% of all reefs worldwide.

22. Save the Great Barrier Reef from Carmichael Coalmines

We are writing as concerned citizens regarding the proposed development of the Carmichael coalmines in the Mackay region, and the risks posed by the Adani mining company in their mission to build the coalmine in the middle of this beautiful Natural Heritage Area.

The development of these mines will have many horrific impacts on the fauna and flora in Australia, our precious water usage, the pollution of our environment, precious indigenous culture and the tourism industry.

These mines will endanger 60 species in the Great Barrier Reef, use 12 billion litres of precious water every year, have an overwhelming contribution to the "carbon" bomb, produce four times the fossil fuels of New Zealand and have countless other negative impacts if Adani mining company goes through with their plans.

More can be read about here:

23. Stop Pollution from AUTOFEST

AUTOFEST: Stop polluting the capital cities in Australia with smoke from burnouts from tyres.
These burnouts done from showgrounds is pollution.

24. Arrêtez vitesse excessive sur la D558

Motards enfreignent le code de la route chaque week-end quand en course - ils conduisent sur cette route départementale D558, les panneaux de limitation de vitesse ne sont pas très visibles et sont ignorés.

Vies innocentes seront perdus si rien n'est fait, cette route est bien connu pour les courses de ce week-end, sans contrôle de police.

Motorbikers violate traffic regulations every weekend when racing on the main road D558, the speed limit signs are not very visible and are ignored.

Innocent lives will be lost if nothing is done, this route is well know for racing at the weekend with no police control.

25. Mahia against the Polution of the Opoutama River

Ray Thompson has been allowed by the HBRC, WDC and Ruawharo Marae Trust board to spray Metsulfuron and Round Up to kill Kaunka forest on his farm.

Ray Thompson intends to cut a drain from the base of the hills where the forest are, behind the Opoutama school to the Opoutama (Waipiata) river to allow for the run off of the toxic waste to flood the Opoutama river and wash out to the ocean, thus causing potentially an environmental disaster, as local Maori and Iwi rely on the ocean there to gather pipi's and kaimoana.

The Waipiata River is a historical river and site to the local hapu and Iwi and should be protected from such abuse. This was not hi lighted by the Ruawharo Marae trust Board members at the time or the Kaumatua of the marae.

During drafting of the resource consent by Ray Thompson correct Iwi consultation did not take place with the local landowners that boarder his farm.

We do not oppose Ray Thompson cutting and burning the bush.

WE DO however oppose the use of Metsulfuron and Round Up to kill the Kaunka forest! We do oppose the flooding of the Waipiata River with toxic waste and the affluence from his intensive farming practices!

We want the HBRC and WDC to stop Ray Thompson from allowing the flooding of toxic waste into the Waipiata river.

We want an independent Govt inquiry to review the processes used during the drafting of the resource consent for Ray Thompson, to see if in fact the policies and procedures were followed in accordance with the Resource Management Act, Te Ture Whenua Act, the Treaty of Waitangi, the HBRC and the WDC.

26. Shut down the drug factory!

If you build it, they will come! "They" are drug dealers, illegal body shops, chemical dumpers and squatters. Our neighborhood has been blighted with all of these as a result of the 5000sq ft building located at 20155 Thompson Road, Los Gatos, CA 95033.

For years now, the building has played host to a range of criminals - from murky companies hiding assets from the IRS, to crank and meth producers, illegal body shops, people dumping sewage and chemicals into the watershed, to the latest: a large scale illegal growing operation that was dangerously tapped into PGE power lines, and capable of generating millions of dollars per year in drug money.

The legal nightmares associated with the building, and extricating the criminals have proven to be long and drawn out.

The Thompson Road community, and bordering neighborhoods of Gist Road and Skyline Blvd are together in telling the Santa Clara County - SHUT THIS BUILDING DOWN PERMANENTLY! It is a nuisance and danger to our community as a whole, and needs to be condemned to stop this cycle.

27. Support Compassionate Education

I was just doing good on the Internet (signing petitions, using Goodsearch, etc) when I had a brilliant idea; a new school subject that would be about teaching kids and, possibly, other youngsters as well about helping others.

I have decided to refer to it as "Compassionate Education" or "C.E" and I would like it to include lessons about the following;

1. Animals and being kind to them and how and why we should all help to fight animal cruelty.

2. Poverty and how and why we should help solve it and help ensure that as many poor people as possible have access to enough good water, good food, good education, etc.

3. The environment and why and how we should all work to protect and care for Earth.

4. Prejudice and bullying and why we should all work to help stop (or at least reduce) these things.

5. Genocide and other human rights abuses and why and how we should all work to help prevent this sort of thing from happening and fight against any human rights abuses that may be going on in the world at any one time.

6. Illnesses, such as cancer, and how and why we should all help to prevent them, without the use of animal testing.

Education helped beat bull-baiting. Education helped ban slavery, and education WILL help us to beat other things such as poverty, animal cruelty, human rights abuses, the damage that humans are doing to the planet and serious illnesses.

28. Stop Open Burning in Sepang Taman Mas Illegal Rubbish Dumpsite

Haze which caused by open burning in the illegal rubbish dumpsite near Sepang Taman Mas is hazardous to health. The strong chemical/plastic smell and smog fill the air around the neighbourhood almost every evening and it has become worst at night.

Haze is an acute problem since we already suffered from forest burning in Indonesia yearly. The open burning in the illegal dumpsite will surely burden the health of the residents. With the boom of young populations around Puchong area, the haze caused by the open burning will cause long-term health issue.

Besides blaming and signing agreement to our neighbour country on stopping forest burning, we should put an end to open burning in our own countries as well.

We should concerned about this because:

1. It is danger to everyone especially to asthma patient.

2. It post long-term health effects of recurrent exposures to haze.

29. Reduce Marine Sound Pollution

Our planet's oceans have become a very noisy place. Places like New York and LA no longer compare to the noise pollution of our oceans. This increase in noise has caused many hundreds, if not thousands, of marine animals to die from stranding themselves on beaches to dieing from organ failure and bleeding in the brain.

Links for research:

30. Stop the Industrial Development of Kingsclere Quarry

John Stacey & Son Ltd have applied to construct and operate the disused Kingsclere Lime Quarry on the A339 at Wolverton as an Industrial Waste Recycling Facility & Transfer Loading Station.

If the application is successful, the roads through the local villages could be used as ‘rat runs’ by contractors and their heavy lorries coming to and from Stacey’s site at Tadley. There could be 50 lorries or more coming past houses on these routes every day. The country lanes will not only have to deal with this excessive traffic but will become more dangerous for car users, cyclists, joggers, walkers, horse riders and other road users

Further, there will be movements of 126 lorries or more per day on the A339. This road is already busy and dangerous, and this increased heavy and slow traffic can only add to this danger with lorries turning right across the A339 coming out of the site in order to travel towards Newbury, or right across the A339 going into the site travelling from Basingstoke. Fully laden trucks will also exit the site in the direction of Basingstoke from a standing start up the hill and join the crawler lane forcing other HGVs into the second lane again increasing danger on this section of road.

This quarry site is within the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which confirms that the landscape and scenic beauty of the area has the highlest level of protection from the Government. The statutory purpose of AONBs is to "conserve and enhance" the natural beauty of an environment, which the development of an industrial site will clearly not achieve.

The operation of the site will involve 100,000 tons per year of waste materials from urban and industrial areas being transported into the AONB from outside its boundaries, for the material to be processed within the AONB, and then to be transported out again back to urban and industrial areas. This cannot either enhance or preserve the AONB and whilst the need for recycling is clear, this should be done within an existing industrial environment and not within a protected AONB.

Other major concerns resulting from the application are increased noise from machinery and lorries, dust and other air pollution, light pollution from security and operational lighting and the potential danger to the local water courses from pollution.

Details of the planning application are on The Hampshire County Council website:
The planning application reference is BDB 75928.

Final objections to the application need to be lodged by 16 June 2013.