SATURDAY APRIL 1 2023 – COMMUNITY EMERGENCY MEETING – SOUTHGATE WEST COMMUNITY CENTRE, DITCHLING HILL, CRAWLEY RH11 8QL – MIDDAY TO 1PM [“HOW DANGEROUS ARE LARGE DEVELOPMENTS TO CRAWLEY’S RIVER TRIBUTARY SYSTEM? IS THIS AN ECOLOGICAL DISASTER WAITING TO HAPPEN?”]

COMMUNITY EMERGENCY MEETING – SOUTHGATE WEST COMMUNITY CENTRE, DITCHLING HILL, CRAWLEY RH11 8QL – MIDDAY TO 1PM – SATURDAY APRIL 1 2023 – COMMUNITY EMERGENCY MEETING – SOUTHGATE WEST COMMUNITY CENTRE, DITCHLING HILL, CRAWLEY RH11 8QL – MIDDAY TO 1PM [“HOW DANGEROUS ARE LARGE DEVELOPMENTS TO CRAWLEY’S RIVER TRIBUTARY SYSTEM? IS THIS AN ECOLOGICAL DISASTER WAITING TO HAPPEN?”]

[Guest Speakers include David Moon –  2016 Crawley Community Award Winner – Environment]

 

 

PUBLIC QUESTION BY RICHARD SYMONDS – CRAWLEY BOROUGH COUNCIL – FULL COUNCIL MEETING – MARCH 29 2023

“With large housing developments taking place (and proposed) within the ancient Parish of Ifield, what steps are being taken by this Council to protect Bewbush Brook – and beyond – from further contamination and pollution?”

SUPPLEMENTARY QUESTION

“In a scale of 1 to 10 [Low risk = 1  High Risk = 10], how dangerous do you consider this to be in the future?”

After the reply given by the CBC to my Public Question last night at Full Council, the following question will be addressed at this Saturday’s Community Emergency Meeting at Southgate West Community Centre:

HOW DANGEROUS ARE LARGE DEVELOPMENTS TO CRAWLEY’S RIVER TRIBUTARY SYSTEM? IS THIS AN ECOLOGICAL DISASTER WAITING TO HAPPEN?

Richard W. Symonds

The Ifield Society



 

 

 

MARCH 25 2023 – THE SATURDAY BUS-WALK – ‘HOW DANGEROUS IS THE POLLUTION AND CONTAMINATION IN BEWBUSH BROOK IN THE ANCIENT PARISH OF IFIELD?’ – 11AM FROM THE PLOUGH IN IFIELD VILLAGE [OR 11.30AM FROM IFIELD WEST BUS STOP/COMMUNITY CENTRE AT DOBBINS PLACE]

 

 

1.20 Around a third of the developable land West of Bewbush was subject to tipping between 1977 and 2006. Material tipped in the area is largely construction waste of silts and clays and does not contain domestic refuse. The site has been monitored, including boreholes and water quality sampling, since 2002. Some issues of contamination have been identified but the extensive assessment work that has been carried out confirms that the site can be developed for residential use with appropriate remediation. The remediation works will be undertaken before the commencement of Core Phase Two, through a full programme of agreed land remediation works. The first stage of these works was the surrender of the Waste Management Licence. The application for the surrender was made after a programme of monitoring had been agreed with the Environment Agency. The application for the surrender was submitted, by the landfill operator, to the Environment Agency in October 2008 and was accepted by the Agency in early 2009.The second stage is the physical remediation of the site. It is anticipated that some landfill material will be removed from the site and that the landform will be remodelled. This provides opportunities in terms of masterplanning the new neighbourhood. Details regarding the landfill site and available remediation options are set out in the background documents to this Joint Area Action Plan.