Angling Trust/Fish Legal
Test Valley is an area of acute water stress and the chalk aquifers upon which the rivers depend are severely depleted as a result of over-abstraction and the changes to weather and rainfall pattern due to climate change. Both the ecological and chemical status of the rivers, as defined by the EU Water Framework Directive, is of concern. This development will further impact on the rivers in a way that puts at risk its WFD status. We have strong concerns about the water implications of the proposed incinerator that are yet to be addressed by Wheelabrator Technologies. We are predisposed to a view that the potential impact on both the rivers and aquifer, in terms of quantity, quality, drainage and flood issues pose a significant obstacle to the proposal at this site.
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