Day: 15 April 2015

Environment Agency objects on fuel pollution concerns to petrol station at Rocks Green, Ludlow

The Environment Agency has formally objected to the application for a petrol station and supermarket on the outskirts of Ludlow. The agency is concerned about the petrol filling station (PFS) and the location of fuel storage tanks. In a letter sent to Shropshire Council on 13 April it says: Whilst we note that this application is outline we seek confirmation on the PFS element of the proposals and, specifically, the location of the associated tanks to ensure no detrimental impacts on controlled waters. The agency is taking issue because the fuel tanks might be located below ground: We will object to underground storage on principal and secondary aquifers unless there is evidence of overriding reasons why: (a) the activity cannot take place on unproductive strata, and (b) the storage must be underground (for example public safety), in which case we expect the risks to be appropriately mitigated.

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