No real mitigation for impact of incinerator
THE definition of mitigation is to soothe, or to lessen the effect of something.
To soften, or to reduce the level of culpability (blame, being improper, wrong, evil or injurious), to make more excusable.
MVV is very liberal with the word mitigation.
Some in other areas of Plymouth may be fooled into believing that the citing of this incinerator has now been put right by mitigation. I don't believe however that there is anyone who is grossly affected by the citing of this incinerator in the middle of their homes who feels that whatever mitigation has been promised or is allegedly in place has made it bearable and acceptable. Realistically it is not possible.
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I know from my experience so far that there is nothing that can mitigate this, especially for local residents.
Nothing to mitigate the noise, vibrations and disruption of the work being carried out so far and will continue for another two years – all is additional to what is there already (which doesn't even come close to this).
Nothing can mitigate noise and fumes from the hundreds of lorries should the plant be built and operational.
Nothing to mitigate the visual impact which also has detrimental health impacts.
This is too large a project and building to mitigate and it's about time MVV stopped pretending they can and admit that regardless of all the other reasons they cite for this that it is too much to bear for the local people. MVV is just playing lip service and its an insult to those who bear the brunt of this not just for Plymouth but the whole of South West Devon.
We were told by a journalist in this newspaper to "accept it". That is not possible for those in the shadow of it and is a very narrow minded and misinformed attitude.
The Naval Base issued a Safety Document where they were satisfied as all the 'buildings' in the Naval Base were outside of the 250 metre buffer zone and so in their opinion all was safe – no risk. Where is the risk assessment for the 450 homes (that's homes, not people of which there are more)?
It's about time someone in power stood up and did something for the people in this situation. Put aside for one minute the claims of securing the Navy in Plymouth, saving the taxpayer money and so on which is another story to be dealt with on another day. Look at the Human Rights of these people and how there is nothing that can mitigate what is happening.
On this alone it should be stopped, but then what is more important, human beings or profit?
I despair of some of my fellow human beings and their greed and hypocrisy!