A comprehensive study is underway to assess the potential environmental impacts that may arise from extending the current Longue Hougue Land reclamation site.
The Longue Hougue Reclamation site currently manages Guernsey's inert waste but it is due to reach full capacity around 2022 and a solution is required for the future management of inert waste.
An extension to the current site, known as 'Longue Hougue South' has been identified as the preferred option to replace this facility, after considering environmental, social, and financial factors.
The detailed Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) will look at the possible effects of construction and operation a new inert waste facility at this location. It will also identify opportunities to mitigate any such issues.
A 'draft scoping document' has been produced which presents an initial review of the potential impacts and proposes how these will be assessed. A short non-technical summary has also been published, and both documents can be downloaded at www.gov.gg/inertwaste.
Local experts, stakeholders and future users of an inert waste site have reviewed this scoping document and provided feedback. The project team are now holding two public drop-ins for islanders to give their views. These will take place on:
- Friday 1st March at the Princess Royal Centre for Performing Arts from 2pm to 7pm
- Saturday 2nd March at Beau Sejour Concourse from 10am to 4pm.
Feedback will be assessed before the plans for the detailed EIA are finalised. It is expected to be completed later this year.
The drop-ins are open to anyone who wishes to find out more about the EIA process and the next steps. Members of the project team will be on hand to answer any questions.
Invites are also being sent out by post to around 900 households either close to or within view of Longue Hougue.
Copies of the draft scoping document and the non-technical summary will also be available.