Erith Quarry ‘development’ application – BNEF and LWT submissions

The deadline for comments on the planning application to build on 75% of the Erith Quarry Grade 1 Site of Importance for Nature conservation closed on December 17th.

Bexley Natural Environment Forum sought to muster as many objections as possible, including by leafleting the surrounding  streets. London Wildlife Trust has also submitted a strong objection.

Our submissions can be read here:

BNEF

https://app.box.com/shared/static/w2in1ko9tzbei6dag3u1.doc

LWT

https://app.box.com/shared/static/7mmkvvvg1bcpyu0mksb2.pdf

We both believe that the site remains important for wildlife, should retain Grade 1 status, has not been surveyed adequately and would suffer serious biodiversity and bioabundance losses – contrary to important London and Bexley planning policies – if the application is approved .

We are aware that a number of individuals have also submitted objections. Thanks!

20/3/2015 update:

Initial respondents were invited to reply to the ‘developer’s’ attempt to refute their criticisms. BNEF’s submission can be downloaded by clicking on this link:

https://app.box.com/shared/static/f76zdqxiq9ky8rlgjr6m1s5uyckti1w0.doc  

It turns out that a further ‘developer’ document was missing from the Council’s planning webpages all along, and we have been asked to comment on that as well, but as of today have not had time and the planning committee meeting may now be on 31st March.

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