WASP is an action group opposed to NCC’s listing of the beautiful and economically vital Snettisham site as a preferred location for Silica mining.
NCC is currently offering up over 1400 hectares of OUR beautiful county (much of it within 250m to 1000m of historic woodland, villages, designated SSI’s, Commons, National Monuments and nature reserves) as ‘preferred sites’ for exploration for open pit mining when it has a national requirement to find merely 20 hectares.
We believe this a disproportionate and unnecessary approach which seriously puts at risk OUR environment and wildlife, OUR health, OUR safety, OUR jobs (Tourism) and OUR heritage.
As you can see from the map below ‘AOS A’ is in immediate proximity to Snettisham, Ingoldisthorpe and Dersingham. Hopefully you will agree this is just too near our homes, the woods, common, lakes, the world famous RSPB reserve and beach we all enjoy. The red road (A149) is already busy and dangerous and this will be used for lorries should the plans go ahead. We all need to get concerned and take action TODAY. Think about the health implications, tourism, job and property implications and impact on our glorious plant and wildlife.
WE NEED YOU TO OBJECT TO THE PLANS – DEADLINE 5PM 27TH JUNE
Norfolk CC have given a short window for formal objections. All must be received by this date. You can do this via by their website preferred route:
Alternatively you can object by post, fax (01603 223219 – marked for the attention of Planning Services) and email (LDF@norfolk.gov.uk) will also be accepted.
SIGN THE ONLINE PETITION
Please visit change.org to sign our online petition. We need 500 signatures before 27th June.
Damage to our health, damage to wildlife, damage to tourism, damage to our highways.. The list goes on.
Below is a photo of how the area may look once developed into a Silica Pit.