Thursday, January 31, 2013

Dungeness shingle quarry threat

We in Deal know how disruptive just adding shingle to our beach has been ... the threat to quarry shingle from Dungeness has come back...

From our colleagues at 'Love Dungeness'

Hello there,
If you have previously sent an objection to Kent County Council about EDF and the EA's plans to excavate shingle from Dungeness then you should have received a letter from the Council about a new Summary Document recently published by the applicants*. The applicants claim that this document represents a “significant amendment” to their original planning application, “building on feedback obtained from public meetings”…
Make no mistake—nothing has changed in their plans whatsoever… Worse, the applicants have invented some new (although bogus) excuses to justify their proposal—including claims that the local fishermen will struggle to launch their boats if the EA and EDF Energy aren't permitted to take shingle from Dungeness! (The fishermen have confirmed that this claim is absurd.)
* In case you missed it, the Summary Document is available to view online—just search for the application number KCC/SH/0381/2011 on Kent County Council’s website at and click on the “Documents” tab. The new information has a filing date of 16 January 2013.

Please help us stop the quarry

It would help our campaign enormously if you could send Kent County Council a message objecting to the information in the Summary Document. You can do so via our website (or you can email the Council at Feel free to use the email we’ve drafted to Kent County Council below, regarding the applicants' new Summary Document.
Thanks again for your help protecting the Dungeness Nature Reserve from the proposed shingle excavation works. Please share this email with anyone you think may be interested (or alert them to our campaign via our website).

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