Survey results – Knowsley Environmental Permit Consultation

Incinerator Plant Location
Incinerator Plant Location

Wednesday, 19 September, 2018

Thank you for participating in our survey of local residents on your opinion of the issues we raised about this permit application. These are the combined responses:
 

95% of respondents agreed with the proposition: 

Do you agree with Knowsley Council that harmful emissions caused by a failure in the Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer would be a serious safety risk ?

95% of respondents agreed with the proposition:

Do you agree that increasing emission monitoring should be a condition of the permit ?

95% of respondents agreed with the proposition:

Do you agree that Knowsley Council should consult the UK Health Protection Agency on the minimum safe distance of this type of Pyrolysis plant from residential areas, schools and workplaces ?

In response to the question:

In you opinion how far should Pyrolysis plants be sited from residential areas, schools and workplaces ?

The average distance was 15 miles

In response to the question:

How far do you live / work / study from the site of the proposed incinerator ?

The average distance was 1.8 miles

95% of respondents agreed with the proposition:

Do you agree that Knowsley Council should require a financial guarantee from the applicant ?

In response to the question:

In your opinion how large should be financial guarantee be ?

The average value was £ 40 million

95% of respondents agreed with the proposition:

Should authorisation to install additional reactors depend on the safe operation of the first reactor as confirmed by independent audit ?
 

These survey findings have been forwarded to Knowsley Council. We appreciate that this survey did not included the issue of additional traffic and we will add that issue to future surveys. 

We hope that you found our briefing paper useful and encourage you to consider joining Knowsley Conservatives to help hold our council to account on the issues that affect all of us.

Victoria Smart