Question 57: Proposed site MIN 38 (Waveney Forest, Fritton)

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Object

Initial Consultation document

Representation ID: 91694

Received: 29/06/2018

Respondent: Ms Sophie Kitchen

Representation:

Without going into a long email why the above should remain in tact, the question should be why wouldn't you want it to be? Why ruin one of the most beautiful and used parts of our countryside which brings people so much joy and happiness and has done for years. Let's not ruin Waveney Forest.

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Without going into a long email why the above should remain in tact, the question should be why wouldn't you want it to be? Why ruin one of the most beautiful and used parts of our countryside which brings people so much joy and happiness and has done for years.

Let's not ruin Waveney Forest.

Object

Initial Consultation document

Representation ID: 91695

Received: 29/06/2018

Respondent: Ms S Salt

Representation:

I am appalled to hear that Brett's Aggregate Company are, once again, applying for the Waveney forest at Fritton to be designated as a gravel pit.

10 years ago the local community fought to preserve this woodland

Surely this application should be rejected completely with no option to reapply?

In a society that is becoming more conscious of our need to preserve forest land and green open spaces for the sake of our environment, diversity of flora and fauna and the basic need for clean open space I trust that you and your colleagues will see that this change in designation can not be granted.

This space should be used and operated for the good of the community as a clean, outdoor space for all to enjoy whilst preserving the trees and wildlife it supports. Surely this is the only way forward if green targets have any chances of being met?

To designate this space as a gravel pit will mean destruction of the tress and wildlife and a huge increase in pollution caused by the excavation and trucks transporting gravel. This is devastating to both the local environment and further afield too.

If the destruction of the environment is not enough to reject this application and protect the woodland for generations to come then please also consider the danger of the significant increase in pollution.

I urge you and your colleagues to do what is right and protect this space from any kind of designation which will result in it's destruction.

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I am appalled to hear that Brett's Aggregate Company are, once again, applying for the Waveney forest at Fritton to be designated as a gravel pit.

10 years ago the local community fought to preserve this woodland

Surely this application should be rejected completely with no option to reapply?

In a society that is becoming more conscious of our need to preserve forest land and green open spaces for the sake of our environment, diversity of flora and fauna and the basic need for clean open space I trust that you and your colleagues will see that this change in designation can not be granted.

This space should be used and operated for the good of the community as a clean, outdoor space for all to enjoy whilst preserving the trees and wildlife it supports. Surely this is the only way forward if green targets have any chances of being met?

To designate this space as a gravel pit will mean destruction of the tress and wildlife and a huge increase in pollution caused by the excavation and trucks transporting gravel. This is devastating to both the local environment and further afield too.

If the destruction of the environment is not enough to reject this application and protect the woodland for generations to come then please also consider the danger of the significant increase in pollution.

I urge you and your colleagues to do what is right and protect this space from any kind of designation which will result in it's destruction.

Object

Initial Consultation document

Representation ID: 91697

Received: 02/07/2018

Respondent: Mrs L Sedgwick

Representation:

In regards to Fritton Woods and the application to destroy the woods
If you walk into Fritton Woods yourself you will see a whole host of different plants and trees this creates a natural habitat.
Hand in hand this is a beautiful and much needed woodland in our local area. To the people that have applied for it to become a quarry all their seeing is pound notes rather than a natural beautiful area of nature. Once this is destroyed it can never be replaced and in the climate of global warming and other issues within the planet any Woodlands should be treated in a higher esteem.
If you live in the local area go to Fritton woods and have a look and imagine this woodland gone. Two people that are not local this might seem just another woodland area but living locally it's much much more than this. To destroy so many homes of insects and mammals homes would be criminal as they have no other place to go in that area.
Aside to that the impact to the local area in regards to heavy vehicles constantly moving backwards and forwards on a road network. that has never been designed and can never be improved to take such vehicles would cause not just disruption it will also cause damage to the roads.
I hope that the chase of a quick pound doesn't outweigh the long term benefits of having such a natural beauty as in Fritton Woods.

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In regards to Fritton Woods and the application to destroy the woods
If you walk into Fritton Woods yourself you will see a whole host of different plants and trees this creates a natural habitat.
Hand in hand this is a beautiful and much needed woodland in our local area. To the people that have applied for it to become a quarry all their seeing is pound notes rather than a natural beautiful area of nature. Once this is destroyed it can never be replaced and in the climate of global warming and other issues within the planet any Woodlands should be treated in a higher esteem.
If you live in the local area go to Fritton woods and have a look and imagine this woodland gone. Two people that are not local this might seem just another woodland area but living locally it's much much more than this. To destroy so many homes of insects and mammals homes would be criminal as they have no other place to go in that area.
Aside to that the impact to the local area in regards to heavy vehicles constantly moving backwards and forwards on a road network. that has never been designed and can never be improved to take such vehicles would cause not just disruption it will also cause damage to the roads.
I hope that the chase of a quick pound doesn't outweigh the long term benefits of having such a natural beauty as in Fritton Woods.

Object

Initial Consultation document

Representation ID: 91700

Received: 05/07/2018

Respondent: Miss J Harris

Representation:

As a small village the forest is part of the community as neighbour walk together and care for the woods. Concerns about the noise and dust created by the site. Currently the traffic along the A143 at peak times can be blocked for miles as one of the main routes to Norwich and Beccles. I can only see this becoming worse with the addition of more lorries. The forest itself is filled with wildlife which would be destroyed, I have witnessed adders and slow worms in the forest. Currently a lot of sand and silt is washed on to the road during wet weather and I can only see this getting worse.

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As a small village the forest is part of the community as neighbour walk together and care for the woods. Concerns about the noise and dust created by the site. Currently the traffic along the A143 at peak times can be blocked for miles as one of the main routes to Norwich and Beccles. I can only see this becoming worse with the addition of more lorries. The forest itself is filed with wildlife which would be destroyed, I have witnessed adders and slow worms in the forest. Currently a lot of sand and silt is washed on to the road during wet weather and I can only see this getting worse .

Object

Initial Consultation document

Representation ID: 91701

Received: 06/07/2018

Respondent: Mrs. Caroline Butcher

Representation:

Many Many people are very distressed about the Fritton /Waveney renewed proposals. This really is not fair. Why an extremely rich company needs to ruin two extremely beautiful villages is not acceptable. Surely we have the right to desire that Norfolk County Council will support our needs to protect our well being in an environment we have all nurtured and will continue to do so if we can.
We are a strong community. We need common sense support.

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Many Many people are very distressed about the Fritton /Waveney renewed proposals. This really is not fair. Why an extremely rich company needs to ruin two extremely beautiful villages is not acceptable. Surely we have the right to desire that Norfolk County Council will support our needs to protect our well being in an environment we have all nurtured and will continue to do so if we can.
We are a strong community. We need common sense support.

Object

Initial Consultation document

Representation ID: 91706

Received: 09/07/2018

Respondent: Mr J Woodhouse

Representation:

Why are we even contemplating in this day and age of global warming to destroy one of the only areas of natural beauty we have in the area. Its not just the Forrest that's at risk the broads to will suffer with this blot on the landscape. Maybe it all comes down to money, the price is right just pure greed. Lets think of the legacy we are leaving for our children and children's children. Surely this area is crying out for something with a little more foresight a visitors center maybe something comparable to Thetford Forrest with cycle centers, cycle tracks, why would we destroy this area???
Three generations of my family have enjoyed walks, riding our cycles, picnics nature trails: I would like that to be three generations more at least. This is not even taking into account with infrastructure. Destroying the beautiful villages of Fritton St Olaves. As they will be experiencing all the heavy machinery travelling through. Danger on the roads. The Negatives far out way the positives. Whoever makes the decision on this just ask yourself one question would you like this on your doorstep. do you want your grand children crossing the roads with this heavy machinery blowing through your village. Come on make the right decision. Not for greed.

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I am writing with you in regards to the proposed plan to build a quarry at the site of Waveney Forrest.

Can I say that I find it absurd that we are even in this position once again. Why are we even contemplating in this day and age of global warming to destroy one of the only areas of natural beauty we have in the area. Its not just the Forrest that's at risk the broads to will suffer with this blot on the landscape. Maybe it all comes down to money, the price is right just pure greed. Lets think of the legacy we are leaving for our children and children's children. Surely this area is crying out for something with a little more foresight a visitors center maybe something comparable to Thetford Forrest with cycle centers, cycle tracks, why would we destroy this area???
Three generations of my family have enjoyed walks, riding our cycles, picnics nature trails: I would like that to be three generations more at least. This is not even taking into account with infrastructure. Destroying the beautiful villages of Fritton St Olaves. As they will be experiencing all the heavy machinery travelling through. Danger on the roads. The Negatives far out way the positives.Whoever makes the decision on this just ask yourself one question would you like this on your doorstep. do you want your grand children crossing the roads with this heavy machinery blowing through your village. Come on make the right decision. Not for greed.

Object

Initial Consultation document

Representation ID: 91707

Received: 09/07/2018

Respondent: Ms E Mckay

Representation:

I would like to object to the plans you have for fritton wood. We frequently (2 weekly) walk here with our two young children (4 & 9 months) teaching them about the forest and the creatures that live within it. It would be such a shame for this part of our beautiful countryside to be ruined. We also have walks throughout the year with all of our friends and family so there is alot of us that all meet up. We also see how the wood brings so much joy to so many other people we see as we walk around wether it be with their dogs horses families or on their bikes.

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I would like to object to the plans you have for fritton wood. We frequently (2 weekly) walk here with our two young children (4 & 9 months) teaching them about the forest and the creatures that live within it. It would be such a shame for this part of our beautiful countryside to be ruined. We also have walks throughout the year with all of our friends and family so there is alot of us that all meet up. We also see how the wood brings so much joy to so many other people we see as we walk around wether it be with their dogs horses families or on their bikes.

Thank you for your time listeneing to my concerns.

Object

Initial Consultation document

Representation ID: 91708

Received: 09/07/2018

Respondent: Ms C Horne

Representation:

I would like to add my objection to the mining of Fritton forest. Such a place of outstanding beauty should not be destroyed for commercial gain.

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I would like to add my objection to the mining of Fritton forest . Such a place of outstanding beauty should not be destroyed for commercial gain.

Object

Initial Consultation document

Representation ID: 91709

Received: 09/07/2018

Respondent: Mr J Wright

Representation:

I would like to add my objection to the proposed gravel mining of Fritton forest. Such a place of outstanding beauty should not be destroyed for commercial gain.

From my understanding of the geographic of Norfolk and Suffolk there must be many other places where gravel could be extracted without causing such destruction of a local amenity.

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I would like to add my objection to the proposed gravel mining of Fritton forest. Such a place of outstanding beauty should not be destroyed for commercial gain.

From my understanding of the geographic of Norfolk and Suffolk there must be many other places where gravel could be extracted without causing such destruction of a local amenity.

Object

Initial Consultation document

Representation ID: 91710

Received: 09/07/2018

Respondent: Mr K Moore

Representation:

I would like to object to the proposed plans of the construction of a quarry on Fritton woods.
This is an important amenity for family use and nature.
I shall do whatever I can to fight this proposal.

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I would like to object to the proposed plans of the construction of a quarry on Fritton woods.
This is an important amenity for family use and nature.
I shall do whatever I can to fight this proposal.

Object

Initial Consultation document

Representation ID: 91711

Received: 09/07/2018

Respondent: Mr S Wadeson

Representation:

I am writing to state my objection to the quarry application to Waveney Forrest.
I have lived in Fritton since the age of 4 and that Forrest is effectively my childhood. It's so saddening to think that it will be gone.
By accepting this application for the quarry, childhood memories that I have gained in that woodland will be tainted forever! People from far and wide use this place as somewhere to unwind and relax, there is no where else like it for a long distance!

Waveney Forrest is something we should keep and cherish for further generations to come. If/when I have children I want to be able to tell them of the stories in this woodlands (seeing foxes, red deer, playing in the woods, etc) not how it's was destroyed by someone only interested is ravaging the ground then selling it for their selfish own gains.
It would be a terrible loss to the whole of east anglia if the pit were to go ahead!
Please think about how you would feel if this were to happen next to you and for your childhood memories to be ruined...

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I am writing to state my objection to the quarry application to Waveney Forrest.
I have lived in Fritton since the age of 4 and that Forrest is effectively my childhood. It's so saddening to think that it will be gone.

By accepting this application for the quarry, childhood memories that I have gained in that woodland will be tainted forever! People from far and wide use this place as somewhere to unwind and relax, there is no where else like it for a long distance!

Waveney Forrest is something we should keep and cherish for further generations to come. If/when I have children I want to be able to tell them of the stories in this woodlands (seeing foxes, red deer, playing in the woods, etc) not how it's was destroyed by someone only interested is ravaging the ground then selling it for their selfish own gains.

Thank you for your time reading this email.
It would be a terrible loss to the whole of east anglia if the pit were to go ahead!

Please think about how you would feel if this were to happen next to you and for your childhood memories to be ruined...

I look forward to hearing from you!

Object

Initial Consultation document

Representation ID: 91712

Received: 09/07/2018

Respondent: Ms Ann Wilby

Representation:

I object most strongly to the proposed Waveney forest sand and gravel pit.

Local people and those from surrounding areas use the forest as an amenity for exercise and dog walking.
The chopping down of trees to access the sand and gravel is not environmentally friendly..we need more trees, not less.
Areas of young trees (I think they are douglas firs) have been planted over the years to provide the next crops of wood for building. How can you justify pulling these up?
The added transport onto the A143 which is already a busy main road, and not designed to take the heavy traffic, especially on the Beccles Road bend next to the Jolly Anglers.
The dust and noise pollution of heavy plant machinery working all hours is unacceptable to those in Fritton who have chosen to live in a small village, aspiring to a quieter, tranquil and healthier life.
There are many military sites scattered throughout the whole of the forest, that are reminders of the WW2 (and possibly WW1) training grounds. There are weapons pits, zig-zag trenches, underground hides, a rifle range, concrete bases, sewerage systems.. to name but a few, that would be desecrated and lost forever. There are possibly caches of hidden or buried unexploded ammunition.
There will be loss of the biodiversity, wild flowers, animals, reptiles, insects, moths, butterflies,to name but a few, that exist within the forest habitat.
To loose Waveney Forest as we know it today would be a crass and criminal act, it should be left alone for all residents and visitors to enjoy not torn apart.

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I object most strongly to the proposed Waveney forest sand and gravel pit.

Local people and those from surrounding areas use the forest as an amenity for exercise and dog walking.
The chopping down of trees to access the sand and gravel is not environmentally friendly..we need more trees, not less.
Areas of young trees (I think they are douglas firs) have been planted over the years to provide the next crops of wood for building. How can you justify pulling these up?
The added transport onto the A143 which is already a busy main road, and not designed to take the heavy traffic, especially on the Beccles Road bend next to the Jolly Anglers.
The dust and noise pollution of heavy plant machinery working all hours is unacceptable to those in Fritton who have chosen to live in a small village, aspiring to a quieter, tranquil and healthier life.
There are many military sites scattered throughout the whole of the forest, that are reminders of the WW2 (and possibly WW1) training grounds. There are weapons pits, zig-zag trenches, underground hides, a rifle range, concrete bases, sewerage systems.. to name but a few, that would be desecrated and lost forever. There are possibly caches of hidden or buried unexploded ammunition.
There will be loss of the biodiversity, wild flowers, animals, reptiles, insects, moths, butterflies,to name but a few, that exist within the forest habitat.
To loose Waveney Forest as we know it today would be a crass and criminal act, it should be left alone for all residents and visitors to enjoy not torn apart.

Object

Initial Consultation document

Representation ID: 91714

Received: 10/07/2018

Respondent: Mr C Powell

Representation:

I am writing to you to express my devastation at the possibility that Waveney Forrest (Fritton Woods) is under consideration for development as an aggregate pit. I appreciate that our ever expanding society requires resources, and the 'not on my back door' argument solves nothing, but I really cannot express enough how strongly I feel this would be a mistake.

I am lucky enough to live very close to this wonderful wildlife habitat and ride my horse and walk in the woods frequently. This means that I see just how many people use and enjoy this precious space. Dog walkers, joggers, children making dens, families exploring, other horse riders and cyclists are all common and frequent sights, this woodland really is appreciated and used.

Also for consideration is the impact on wildlife in the area, the local heritage of the army camp and old train line, and the increased traffic on the already dangerous A143.

I would like to ask that you consider these points when making your decision for a site.

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I am writing to you to express my devastation at the possibility that Waveney Forrest (Fritton Woods) is under consideration for development as an aggregate pit. I appreciate that our ever expanding society requires resources, and the 'not on my back door' argument solves nothing, but I really cannot express enough how strongly I feel this would be a mistake.

I am lucky enough to live very close to this wonderful wildlife habitat and ride my horse and walk in the woods frequently. This means that I see just how many people use and enjoy this precious space. Dog walkers, joggers, children making dens, families exploring, other horse riders and cyclists are all common and frequent sights, this woodland really is appreciated and used.

Also for consideration is the impact on wildlife in the area, the local heritage of the army camp and old train line, and the increased traffic on the already dangerous A143.

I would like to ask that you consider these points when making your decision for a site.

Thank you for your time,

Object

Initial Consultation document

Representation ID: 91715

Received: 11/07/2018

Respondent: Ms E Cleveland

Representation:

I have just seen that there are plans for fritton woods to be considered as a plot for a quarry.

I would like to be one of I am sure many voices that would be in opposition for this to happen.

The woods are used by many, dog walkers and families and I myself grew up spending many times in them. It has been a shame to see that already in as little as 10 years a large size of this beautiful woodland has been flattened and I cannot let this happen further without voicing my opinion.

Living just up the road from this idyllic setting I know first hand the calm, peace and direct access to nature it holds. Destroying this land would destroy many peoples memories, past times, hobbies as well as any wildlife that currently resides within the trees.

The animals would be driven to find new breeding ground which could see more of these animals such as deer crossing the already busy fritton road and causing more accidents!
Foxes will have no choice but to source other means of food which brings them straight onto our doorsteps which whilst I love foxes, I do have a small baby and you do see some horror stories on the news.

More traffic coming in and out of fritton and belton causing the usual tranquil setting to be destroyed

I see no benefit to this other than financial gain by the city corporations who look to destroy our land for their gain!

Keep the countryside as it is... we don't need it here!

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I have just seen that there are plans for fritton woods to be considered as a plot for a quarry.

I would like to be one of I am sure many voices that would be in opposition for this to happen.

The woods are used by many, dog walkers and families and I myself grew up spending many times in them. It has been a shame to see that already in as little as 10 years a large size of this beautiful woodland has been flattened and I cannot let this happen further without voicing my opinion.

Living just up the road from this idyllic setting I know first hand the calm, peace and direct access to nature it holds. Destroying this land would destroy many peoples memories, past times, hobbies as well as any wildlife that currently resides within the trees.

The animals would be driven to find new breeding ground which could see more of these animals such as deer crossing the already busy fritton road and causing more accidents!
Foxes will have no choice but to source other means of food which brings them straight onto our doorsteps which whilst I love foxes, I do have a small baby and you do see some horror stories on the news.

More traffic coming in and out of fritton and belton causing the usual tranquil setting to be destroyed

I see no benefit to this other than financial gain by the city corporations who look to destroy our land for their gain!

Keep the countryside as it is... we don't need it here!

Object

Initial Consultation document

Representation ID: 91716

Received: 11/07/2018

Respondent: Ms S Kingston

Representation:

I have just read the article stating plans to turn the woods at fritton into a quarry and I am writing to express my most strongest objections.
I have lived in the area all my life and visit fritton woods on a weekly basis taking my young family to spend afternoons walking exploring the woods teaching them to enjoy the outdoors! If the woods were to be taken away I would have no where locally to do this.

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I have just read the article stating plans to turn the woods at fritton into a quarry and I am writing to express my most strongest objections.
I have lived in the area all my life and visit fritton woods on a weekly basis taking my young family to spend afternoons walking exploring the woods teaching them to enjoy the outdoors! If the woods were to be taken away I would have no where locally to do this.

Object

Initial Consultation document

Representation ID: 91717

Received: 10/07/2018

Respondent: Ms Sarah Sayers

Representation:

I am writing to you to express my devastation at the possibility that Waveney Forrest (Fritton Woods) is under consideration for development as an aggregate pit. I appreciate that our ever expanding society requires resources, and the 'not on my back door' argument solves nothing, but I really cannot express enough how strongly I feel this would be a mistake.

I am lucky enough to live very close to this wonderful wildlife habitat and run in the woods frequently. This means that I see just how many people use and enjoy this precious space. Dog walkers, joggers, children making dens, families exploring, horse riders and cyclists are all common and frequent sights, this woodland really is appreciated and used.

Also for consideration is the impact on wildlife in the area, the local heritage of the army camp and old train line, and the increased traffic on the already dangerous A143.

I would like to ask that you consider these points when making your decision for a site.

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I am writing to you to express my devastation at the possibility that Waveney Forrest (Fritton Woods) is under consideration for development as an aggregate pit. I appreciate that our ever expanding society requires resources, and the 'not on my back door' argument solves nothing, but I really cannot express enough how strongly I feel this would be a mistake.

I am lucky enough to live very close to this wonderful wildlife habitat and run in the woods frequently. This means that I see just how many people use and enjoy this precious space. Dog walkers, joggers, children making dens, families exploring, horse riders and cyclists are all common and frequent sights, this woodland really is appreciated and used.

Also for consideration is the impact on wildlife in the area, the local heritage of the army camp and old train line, and the increased traffic on the already dangerous A143.

I would like to ask that you consider these points when making your decision for a site.

Thank you for your time,

Object

Initial Consultation document

Representation ID: 91718

Received: 09/07/2018

Respondent: Ms S Peart

Representation:

I object to Brett's application on MIN38.
Comments: Devaluation of home's, nowhere to walk, extra wear and tear on road, not being able to cross Beccles Road, also compensation / blight order. Have to use a car to take dog for a walk off the lead, so more pollution using a car.

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I object to Brett's application on MIN38.
Comments: Devaluation of home's, nowhere to walk, extra wear and tear on road, not being able to cross Beccles Road, also compensation / blight order. Have to use a car to talk dog for a walk of the lead, so more pollution using a car.

Object

Initial Consultation document

Representation ID: 91719

Received: 09/07/2018

Respondent: Mr A Mendum

Representation:

I object to Brett's application on MIN38.
Comments: This monstrous development will ruin a lovely residential area - woodland and historical area.

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I object to Brett's application on MIN38.
Comments: This monstrous development will ruin a lovely residential area - woodland and historical area.

Object

Initial Consultation document

Representation ID: 91720

Received: 10/07/2018

Respondent: Mr D J Tate

Representation:

I object to Brett's application on MIN38.

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I object to Brett's application on MIN38

Comment

Initial Consultation document

Representation ID: 91722

Received: 11/07/2018

Respondent: Great Yarmouth Borough Council

Representation:

Thank you for consulting Great Yarmouth Borough Council on the Norfolk Minerals and Waste Local Plan Review. Please accept this response on behalf of the Borough Council.
The Borough welcomes the opportunity to comment on the review and has the following comments on the sites which lie within the Borough. In respect of question 57, proposed site MIN 38 'land at Waveney Forest, Fritton'. Again the Borough Council agrees with the site should be considered unsuitable for allocation.

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Thank you for consulting Great Yarmouth Borough Council on the Norfolk Minerals and Waste Local Plan Review. Please accept this response on behalf of the Borough Council.
The Borough welcomes the opportunity to comment on the review and has the following comments on the sites which lie within the Borough. In respect of question 57, proposed site MIN 38 'land at Waveney Forest, Fritton'. Again the Borough Council agrees with the site should be considered unsuitable for allocation.
If you would like to discuss these comments further please do not hesitate to contact me.
Yours faithfully,

Andrew Parnell
Strategic Planner
Great Yarmouth Borough Council

Object

Initial Consultation document

Representation ID: 91724

Received: 10/07/2018

Respondent: Ms Amanda Stacey

Representation:

I object to the proposed plan for Bretts Aggregates company to set up a sand and gravel extraction site at Waveney Forest (Fritton Woods) for several reasons:
1, The impact on the local environment / infrastructure will be considerable and negative. Heavy lorries and machinery back and forth will cause much damage, pollution etc. Our drinking water for the region lies close to the proposed site and will be subject to pollution from dust and particles blown around.
2. The woodlands are the only proper forest in the area and used on a regular basis by many local people. Dog walkers, cyclists, ramblers, people seeking a place to soak up nature. In this day and age of 'obesity in children and adults' is it not a good thing to keep this facility for the mental and physical well being of the many folk who use it?
3. Local planning authorities are required to have policies in their development plans which protect SSSIs, they are required to consult the appropriate conservation bodies over planning applications which might affect the interest of a SSSI (such a development might not be within or even close to the SSSI itself).
Breydon Water (the gateway to out Norfolk Broads) is a Ramsar site, wetlands of international importance, an SSSI. It is my belief that putting an extraction site slap bang next to Breydon Water would be an environmental disaster.
4. Businesses in the area would suffer.
Ten years have passed by since the same company submitted plans, which were thankfully rejected.
Since that time the area has flourished, nature abhors a vacuum and has over time filled the area with flora and fauna, to a much greater extent than previously existed there.

I have been walking the well trodden paths of the woods for over 45 years and have never seen as much life there as is currently flourishing. I would strongly urge you and any of the other decision makers to go an walk those paths yourselves.

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Objection regarding proposed sand and gravel extraction site at Waveney Forest

I object to the proposed plan for Bretts Aggregates company to set up a sand and gravel extraction site at Waveney Forest (Fritton Woods) for several reasons:
1, The impact on the local environment / infrastructure will be considerable and negative. Heavy lorries and machinery back and forth will cause much damage, pollution etc. Our drinking water for the region lies close to the proposed site and will be subject to pollution from dust and particles blown around.
2. The woodlands are the only proper forest in the area and used on a regular basis by many local people. Dog walkers, cyclists, ramblers, people seeking a place to soak up nature. In this day and age of 'obesity in children and adults' is it not a good thing to keep this facility for the mental and physical well being of the many folk who use it?
3. Local planning authorities are required to have policies in their development plans which protect SSSIs, they are required to consult the appropriate conservation bodies over planning applications which might affect the interest of a SSSI (such a development might not be within or even close to the SSSI itself).
Breydon Water (the gateway to out Norfolk Broads) is a Ramsar site, wetlands of international importance, an SSSI. It is my belief that putting an extraction site slap bang next to Breydon Water would be an environmental disaster.
4. Businesses in the area would suffer.
Ten years have passed by since the same company submitted plans, which were thankfully rejected.
Since that time the area has flourished, nature abhors a vacuum and has over time filled the area with flora and fauna, to a much greater extent than previously existed there.

I have been walking the well trodden paths of the woods for over 45 years and have never seen as much life there as is currently flourishing. I would strongly urge you and any of the other decision makers to go an walk those paths yourselves.

Object

Initial Consultation document

Representation ID: 91725

Received: 11/07/2018

Respondent: Mrs C Thrower

Representation:

I object to Brett's application on MIN 38.
I am totally against this. I am a resident of nearly 40 years and this would ruin the environment of our villages.

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I object to Brett's application on MIN 38.
I am totally against this. I am a resident of nearly 40 years and this would ruin the environment of our villages.

Object

Initial Consultation document

Representation ID: 91726

Received: 11/07/2018

Respondent: S Saunders

Representation:

I object to Brett's application on MIN 38.

Full text:

I object to Brett's application on MIN38

Object

Initial Consultation document

Representation ID: 91727

Received: 11/07/2018

Respondent: Ms A Creasey

Representation:

I object to Brett's application on MIN 38.
Comments: No thank you we do not want a quarry.

Full text:

I object to Brett's application on MIN 38.
Comments: No thank you we do not want a quarry.

Object

Initial Consultation document

Representation ID: 91729

Received: 09/07/2018

Respondent: Mr & Mrs D & S Dunnett & Feebery

Number of people: 2

Representation:

I object to Brett's application on MIN 38.
Comments: Restrictions on the working hours of the site must be enforced.
8am-5pm Monday to Friday. No weekends or public holidays.

Full text:

I object to Brett's application on MIN 38.
Comments: Restrictions on the working hours of the site must be enforced.
8am-5pm Monday to Friday. No weekends or public holidays.

Object

Initial Consultation document

Representation ID: 91730

Received: 04/07/2018

Respondent: Mr & Ms J & S Stephens & McQueen

Number of people: 2

Representation:

I object to Brett's application on MIN 38.
Comments: Traffic on the A146 often can't access the A143 without considerable delay. The Fritton corner is already hazardous if two heavy vehicles have to pass on opposite sides. We already have HGVs driving along the pavement at speed to avoid each other. This is extremely hazardous as it is. Another 50 lorries a day would surely result in a fatality.

Full text:

I object to Brett's application on MIN 38.
Comments: Traffic on the A146 often can't access the A143 without considerable delay. The Fritton corner is already hazardous if two heavy vehicles have to pass on opposite sides. We already have HGVs driving along the pavement at speed to avoid each other. This is extremely hazardous as it is. Another 50 lorries a day would surely result in a fatality.

Object

Initial Consultation document

Representation ID: 91733

Received: 12/07/2018

Respondent: Mr R Carruthers

Representation:

I object to Brett's application on MIN38.

Full text:

I object to Brett's application on MIN38.

Object

Initial Consultation document

Representation ID: 91734

Received: 12/07/2018

Respondent: J M Willimont

Representation:

I object to Brett's application on MIN38.
This proposal will quite simply ruin Waveney Forest and Fritton village.

Full text:

I object to Brett's application on MIN38.
This proposal will quite simply ruin Waveney Forest and Fritton village.

Object

Initial Consultation document

Representation ID: 91735

Received: 13/07/2018

Respondent: Mr Paul Douch

Representation:

I agree that it would be difficult to mitigate the whole site re its WW2 significance.

Amenity.
1. The assessment underestimates the damage to amenity, i.e. the likelihood of air and noise pollution affecting residents of Fritton, especially in New Road. Tree screens may not be sufficient to stop significant deposition of dust on properties in New Road, including the children's play area.
2. There would be a significant reduction of amenity (i.e. health benefits, etc) if the larger part of the forested area - which is currently open access and enjoyed by walkers and naturalists from the wider area - were to become off-limits.
Ecology.
County Wildlife Sites. I am concerned that mineral extraction will have negative impacts on the biodiversity of adjoining land, especially the lower-lying Fritton Warren South (CWS 1426) and the ericaceous heath of Waveney Forest (CWS 1427). I think it is true to say that these areas are under-recorded in terms of biodiversity, and that the full variety of species to be found on these sites has yet to be established.

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I agree that it would be difficult to mitigate the whole site re its WW2 significance.
Comments
Amenity.
1. The assessment underestimates the damage to amenity, i.e. the likelihood of air and noise pollution affecting residents of Fritton, especially in New Road. Tree screens may not be sufficient to stop significant deposition of dust on properties in New Road, including the children's play area.
2. There would be a significant reduction of amenity (i.e. health benefits, etc) if the larger part of the forested area - which is currently open access and enjoyed by walkers and naturalists from the wider area - were to become off-limits.
Ecology.
County Wildlife Sites. I am concerned that mineral extraction will have negative impacts on the biodiversity of adjoining land, especially the lower-lying Fritton Warren South (CWS 1426) and the ericaceous heath of Waveney Forest (CWS 1427). I think it is true to say that these areas are under-recorded in terms of biodiversity, and that the full variety of species to be found on these sites has yet to be established.

Object

Initial Consultation document

Representation ID: 91736

Received: 13/07/2018

Respondent: Mr C Julian

Representation:

I object to Brett's application on MIN 38.
Comments: Absolute madness to quarry in Waveney Forest.

Full text:

I object to Brett's application on MIN 38.
Comments: Absolute madness to quarry in Waveney Forest.