Thurrock Flexible Generation Plant

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Thurrock Flexible Generation Plant

Received 17 July 2020
From Thurrock District Scout Council

Representation

Condovers Scout Activity Centre (Condovers) is approximately 3.5 acres and is located on the south side of Church Road between Cooper Shaw Road and Low Street Lane. Condovers is used all year round by [Redacted] and approximately 450 adult volunteers), most of the activities at Condovers take place outdoors and all people staying at the site use tents as sleeping accommodation. Our peak use of the site is weekends (Easter to October) and weekdays (late afternoon/evenings) May to August. Condovers Scout Activity Centre has been operating on this site since 1948 and does not appear to be detailed on the maps in the planning documents. Havers Lodge, which is located on Condovers, is mentioned in section 1.1.6 of Chapter 2: Project Description Environment Statement as a residential property, this is incorrect. Our main concerns with the proposals are: • Additional HGV traffic on Church Road during construction, a very narrow country lane • Road and footpath closures during construction, which would impact our members, living in the east of the borough, access to Condovers. • Road and footpath closures during construction, which would also impact on short hikes/rambles for our youth members which start and end from Condovers. • The environmental impact, noise, and air quality on Condovers, during the construction of the gas pipeline and permanent access road in zone C, parallel to the railway line. • The environmental impact, noise, and air quality during operation of the generation plant, on Condovers.