Dear Kent County Council,
Bretts and TDC are trying to use "Permitted Development Rights" to add pontoons etc at Ramsgate Port.
Since the original consent had no Environmental Impact or Health Impact Assessment it seems self evident "Permitted Development Rights" are illusory.
KCC is now conflicted between duties. Not least because of COVID.
Public Health, Landfill Monitor (Pegwell Nature Reserve), NHS Scrutiny, Planning.
To add to this there are ongoing inquiries by Police (Manston acquisition), by Bretts (Lease breaches and implications of PFOA contaminated water supply, Environment Agency and UN Stockholm Convenntion which also applies to Pegwell as Bretts site), by independent inquiry QEQM Maternity tragedies in which expert inquiry is streamed to examine the Manston aquifer water supply sourced PFOA contaminant AND the PCBs environmental contaminants Westwood and Pegweel former landfill (KCC)
PFOA has numerous risks such as foetal morbidity and pre eclampsia. But for COVID it has risks of lowering immunity and weakening vaccine response.
The fact is DEFRA Drinking Water Inspectorate issued PFOA warning 2007 making 2006 Thanet Local Plan obsolete overnight. But Manston was not recorded as contaminated and its aquifer water supply function was not banned (Till I called in DEFRA DWI 2019)
So I think this FOI is for County Solicitor. What are you doing about bringing KCC into compliance with statutory duties across the spectrum outlined. Bretts should be calling their scientists about supplying contaminated concrete, about contaminating the Port. And they should be calling their lawyers about TDC and KCC.
Our reference: 17085999
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