You have sent out a 1000 forms which in my opinion is inadequate and you are not informing all the effected people. Can you explain why this is the case please?
We sent out over 3,500 booklets and feedback forms to the wider area. We have also made the information available on our project website for download.
Also we would like to be advised if this incinerator does go ahead, are you going to buy our homes at the now market value and all the moving expenses and relocation expenses that we will incur, as we have had our property valued and if the incinerator was to go ahead we will lose as much as 30% of the market price, leaving us trapped in homes and unable to move?
A study undertaken by Cranfield University on Assessing the perception and reality of arguments against thermal waste treatment plants in terms of property prices (K.J.O Phillips et al) concluded that the perceived negative effect of the thermal processing of waste on local property values is negligible.
This study considered a number of Energy from Waste facilities in the UK which had been operational for at least 7 years. Property sales data within 5km of the sites was acquired and analysed. The local property sale prices were compared before and after the facilities became operational. The study concluded “No significant negative effect was observed on property prices at any distance within 5 km from a modern operational incinerator. This indicated that the perceived negative effect of the thermal processing of waste on local property values is negligible”.