Later this afternoon the Ealing planning committee are meeting to decide on whether an incinerator should be built in the middle of Harlesden on Channel Gate Road.
Brent Labour councillors, residents and campaigners will be meeting at Ealing Town Hall today to oppose the incinerator proposals. We object for the following reasons:
1. The site is in very close proximity (approx 150-200m) to Brent residential properties, which will result in the facility having impact on residents through extra traffic congestion, odours and poor air quality.
2. There will be an increase in the number of HGVs using Brent residential roads and passing through areas used by the local primary school. There are already traffic issues caused by extra HGVs using residential roads to access the site to get to the Powerday site as a result of the Mitre Bridge being closed. As the proposed site is next to the Powerday site, this will only further increase traffic levels and cause noise and disruption to residents.
3. Data used to assess Brent air quality levels are inaccurate and show the air quality to be better than it currently is. The Harlesden area has some of the worst air quality levels in London.
4. Insufficient information has been provided to ensure odour levels are kept to an acceptable standard for local residents.
5. There will be an increase in the volumes of waste processed on the site from 148k tonnes to 195k tonnes per annum. This will undoubtedly have a significant impact on Brent residents. There should be a new consultation exercise to take into account the proposed increase in levels of processed waste at the site.
Labour councillors are against the proposals, thousands of residents are against the proposals, even Ealing’s own Environment and Regulatory Services are against the proposals. If you’re concerned about the devastating impact this will have on our community you can come along and lend your support.
The details are:
Stop the Harlesden Incinerator Protest
Wednesday 14th August 18.15
Ealing Town Hall