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Environment Agency being difficult
----- Original Message -----
From: malcolm kirkaldie
Sent: Thursday, June 26, 2008 10:21 AM
Subject: CGP and water pollution
I am very concerned regarding TDC planning application F/TH/08/0400. There are a number of questions that I would like to raise.
1 No mention of Kent Highways, who do not have to obtain discharge consent for the drainage in this area and who are one of the prime polluters
2 No mention is made that Kent Highway has tapped into the drainage system in this area, that exits into a Ramsar site (Pegwell Bay)
3 No mention is made in the CGP reports that Thanet's underground water is poor.
4 No mention is made in the CGP report of the Ground Water Quality pollution besides the Nitrates why?
5 No mention is made of the Bulk Fuel Installation posing a significant risk which is very near the site .
6 No Mention is made of fuel pipes that may run under this land?
7 No mention is made of emergency shut off valves in the road drainage system entering and exiting both CGP and KIA Manston why?
8 No mention is made of the KIA Master plan why.
9 No mention of the ELD is made as well as the WDF.
10 How essential is the underground aquifers to maintain Thanet's water supplies now and in the future?
I would also ask what the exact status of the underground water aquifer is, other than poor i.e. is it the worst in England, the UK or Europe?
The reports submit to the EA are inadequate to say the least especially on safeguarding the aquifers, prevention of flooding and adhering to the polluter pays principle.
----- Original Message -----
From: Customer Contact, Kes
To: Malcolm Kirkaldie
Sent: Thursday, July 03, 2008 5:45 PM
Subject: id 627- China Gateway
I refer to your information request received in this office on 3rd July
Thank you for your enquiry, unfortunately question 1-9 do not fall within the jurisdiction of the Environment Agency you would need to address your concerns to Thanet District Council.
However we will respond to question 10, 11 please note this is chargeable.
The cost of providing your information is £100.00.
Due to various internal teams having to be consulted for your information, I am writing to inform you that the response for your request may take up to 10 working days from the receipt of your fee. If we cannot do this, we will let you know when you can expect to hear from us. We will aim to send you a full response within 20 working days as set out in the Freedom of Information Act. For requests under the Data Protection Act we will send a full response within 40 working days.
Please send a cheque payable to Environment Agency for the above amount to the address shown quoting the reference number CSC/2007/1402a.let. If you are paying by credit card, please phone Karen Rigg on 01732 22 3224. Once we have received payment and our searches are complete, I shall forward the results to you.
If you do not wish to receive the information requested or you wish to modify your request please contact this office as soon as possible.
Direct dial:01732 223224
Orchard House, Endeavour Park
Addington, West Malling
Kent, ME19 5SH
Tel No 01732 223224
Rubbish, adhere to the EIR regulations. This information should be readily available as you have been consulted on this scheme, are you now saying that the EA have not taken this information that I have requested, into account, are you saying that questions 1-9 have also not been taken into account by the EA and TDC? My questions are not vexatious or vociferous so review please so I can escalate this to the ICO.
Mr M S Kirkaldie