Environment

  • The increase in traffic due to the proposed development, particularly HGVs, will have a negative impact on the air quality in and around Coddington.
  • The Habitat Regulations Assessment indicates that the export routes from the site are likely to pass within 200m of several protected sensitive Natura 2000 sites.
  • Increases in HGV Traffic have been underestimated in the MLP Draft Transport Assessment by using data for 28 tonne rather than 20 tonne loads. At normal production levels, there would be significant additional traffic amounting to 180-200 HGV journeys per day.
  • Pollution at local 'pinch points' such as the roundabouts along the A46/A1/A17 Newark bypass and the Newark area stretch of the A1 is of concern with elevated NOx levels calculated by DEFRA as 30-40 µg m-3 as NO2, (2012) and a reading of 37 µg m-3 as NO2  at the intersection of the A1/A46.
  • Elevated PM10 levels of 17-20 µg m-3 track the A17, a wide corridor along the A1 and cover the triangle bounded by A1, A46 (to North Hykeham) and A17.
  • Elevated PM2.5 levels of 12.5-15 µg m-3 track the A1 at Newark, extending over Winthorpe and the western half of Coddington.

 

References:
1 Nottinghamshire County Council Landscape Condition and Sensitivity Report, 05 October 2009 http://cms.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/lcaeastnottssandlands.pdf
2 Newark and Sherwood Landscape Character Assessment
The East Nottinghamshire Sandlands Chapter and Farmland Chapter 5
3 “Impacts of nearby development on the ecology of ancient woodland” Corney, P.M.1, Smithers, R.J. 2, Kirby, J.S. 1, Peterken, G.F. 3, Le Duc, M.G. 4 & Marrs, R.H. 4
4 NCC Rare Plants Register, 2013  
5 DEFRA Magic maps, Bird Conservation Targeting Project BCTP 2006-11  
6 Newark on Trent – The Civil War Siegeworks RCHM 1964  
7 http://uk-air.defra.gov.uk/data/gis-mapping  
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