Site Allocations Plan March 2016

Document Section Site Allocations Plan March 2016 Schedule 1: Proposed large sites for residential development over 10 dwellings (Sites marked with a * are mixed use sites). Weston-super-Mare South of Herluin Way, Avoncrest Site* [View all comments on this section]
Comment ID 1020673//13
Respondent Environment Agency [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 28 Apr 2016
Comment

This is a past landfill site which accepted industrial, commercial and household waste and may therefore be producing landfill gas. Waste Management Paper 27 advises that “domestic housing should not therefore be built on landfills which are gassing”. “Whenever development is proposed on or adjacent to a landfill site, a comprehensive investigation of the site, the development, and the possible effect of the development on the landfill is essential”.

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