Address: Land South West Of Lumley Moor Farm Pithouse Lane Little Lumley DH4 6QD
Proposal: Improvement scheme to agricultural land by re-profiling land through importing sub-soil and top-soil to allow arable cultivation on the site.
- The use of Greenbelt for what appears to be a waste development proposal involving the importation of a large volume of inert soils that will raise land levels on agricultural land that is already in use for animal grazing. .
- The adverse impact on road safety in the vicinity of the site and the wider community from a significant increase in the number of haulage vehicles that are likely to pass along the access roads through the parish to and from the site off PIt House Lane
- The adverse impact on the highway safety of Pit House Lane and the local community if the access to the site is inadequate to accommodate the potential vehicle movements or there is insufficient turning or parking space on site.
- The adverse impact on public rights of way in and around the site. It is understood the access road is also a public footpath.
- The adverse impact from the transfer of dust and mud on access roads
- The adverse impact from noise and dust on local businesses, especially the Three Horse Shoes Public House & Restaurant given the very close proximity to the site.
- The adverse impact on residents living by, and potentially further away, from dust, noise and the potential lighting of the site.
- The adverse impact on the quality of air around the site.
- The adverse visual impact to the landscape and natural environment during site preparation, importation of soils, site levelling and site restoration over the 4 year timescale proposed.
- The effectiveness of control measures and monitoring on site should the application be approved, to ensure that all soils imported to the site have been properly tested and are appropriate for the proposed use.
- The effectiveness of any monitoring and enforcement of planning conditions imposed. if approved, to mitigate the adverse impacts of the proposal on the local community.
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