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A revised planning application has been received at Hampshire County Council for Construction of an Enhanced Sludge Digestion Scheme with Anaerobic Digestion and Thermal Hydrolysis for processing of indigenous and imported waste water sludge at Basingstoke Sewage Treatment Works. The revised planning application has a reduced number of truck movements but no guarantee that these figures would not rise again in the future. The application is currently out to consultation with Chineham and Old Basing and Lychpit Parish Council.

Whilst in principle I don’t have a problem with a State of the Art Anaerobic Digester I do have grave concerns regarding more heavy vehicle movements on the already over congested A33. Odour, noise and possible additional pollution of the River Loddon also concern me. I will therefore, be objecting to the planning application.

Plans to build a new Critical treatment hospital and a Cancer Treatment Centre on the north side of the A30 close to junction 7of the M3 were approved at Basingstoke and Dean Development Control Committee meeting last week. The Hospital will treat the most critically ill patients and those at high risk mainly brought in by blue-light ambulances and air ambulances in life threating conditions.

The cancer treatment centre will provide Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy offering patients local services without having to travel to Southampton and Guilford which is often the case. I am thrilled this application was voted through as I know it will make a huge difference too many residence that I represent in the ward of Chineham and Old Basing and across the Borough.

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