“PROJECT SUPER STY” GETS THE GREEN LIGHT
Perhaps predictably, the County Council’s Eastern Area Planning Sub-Committee has approved plans for the development of a pig finishing unit in North Field, Coniston, together with the construction of a linking track to Crab Tree Lane (together nicknamed “Project Super Sty”).
The plans were opposed by Ellerby Parish Council and many local residents. The opposition focused on concerns regarding a potential reduction in residents’ quality of life, due to the industrial scale development and the spreading of the slurry produced by 2,000 pigs on local fields. There are also concerns that the additional traffic generated by the development will add to the existing hazards of Crab Tree Lane.
The Committee has imposed a number of Conditions including (but not limited to):
1. The completion of a programme of archaeological work within the area.
2. The completion of vehicular access including the improvement of the junction with Crab Tree Lane.
3. Conditions regarding soft landscaping and wildlife provisions.
4. Conditions regarding land and surface water drainage.
5. Conditions regarding the design and operation of an odour management plan, including slurry handling, storage and disposal.
6 The provision of details of measures for dealing with fallen stock and pest control.
Full details of the Notice of Decision (incorporating the full schedule of conditions) can be obtained (in PDF format) from the Council’s Planning Applications site quoting planning reference 17/01166/PLF.
Posted 10 August 2017.
COUNTY COUNCIL TO CUT ELLERBY MOBILE LIBRARY SERVICE
With immediate effect, our mobile library service is to be curtailed. In future, the mobile library will only call at The Green, Old Ellerby and this will be on a four-weekly, rather than fortnightly, basis. The next call will be on Tuesday 24th October, from 2.10 to 2.25 pm. The New Ellerby call has been cancelled.
Holders of library cards will be able to use the Skirlaugh long stay mobile library. This will now operate on a fortnightly basis, starting on Wednesday, 4th October. In future, the opening hours will be from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm.
Posted 14 September 2017.
RATHLIN ENERGY IS TO COMMENCE WORK AT ITS
WEST NEWTON “B” SITE
A meeting of the West Newton Community Liaison Committee, was convened at Densholme Care Farm, Great Hatfield on 6th December. In addition to Rathlin Energy managers, the meeting was attended by representatives of neighbouring Parish Councils and residents’ representatives. Rathlin Energy managers presented their plans for recommencing activities at the West Newton “B” site.
Pre-drilling activities (to be undertaken in Q1, 2018) will include baseline air quality monitoring, the drilling of two water monitoring boreholes, an archaeological survey and the construction of an access road. This work will involve some local road closures and additional vehicle movements in the area.
Activities scheduled for Q2 2018 include “conductor drilling” (drilling the wellbore entry point) and the drilling of the main borehole.
Rathlin Energy managers were at pains to stress that there is no intention to undertake fracking at either of the West Newton sites.
The full notes of the meeting are available to view on the Rathlin Energy website here. A link to the notes will then be found at the foot of the page.
Posted 11 January 2018