Update from Artemis Land and Agriculture:

We continue to make good progress with regards to our emptying of Lagoon 2 and the reclamation of that area prior to landscaping and replanting.

Harpers Environmental has now completed the emptying phase, with the waste going to an offsite treatment plant for processing, and so the multiple lorry movements have now finished. Our environmental contractors are now stabilising the very last remaining material using lime, which is the approved environmental method, and have begun back-filling the lagoon and temporarily re-landscaping the area as we develop the longer term habitat creation plan. We now have just the one tanker on site to take away any rainwater and the top water released as the last remaining material settles out and we stabilise it. This is no more than two trips a day and, as a single tanker, this is not escorted.

The Public Rights of Way in that area remain closed under the WSCC closure notice and we have also erected additional barriers, whilst we are undertaking the final phase; as the lime is corrosive and can burn if it gets onto the skin. I would therefore implore villagers to please adhere to the closure notices.

All being well, we hope to complete the clearance and back-filling of Lagoon 2 by Christmas.

I am most grateful to the village for their forbearance whilst we had the multiple lorry movements.

With kind regards,

Anthony Fairbanks Weston TD DL | Chairman


Previous update (September, 23rd 2020)

Artemis Land and Agriculture began emptying and disposing of the content of Lagoon 2 in August. There are about 6 lorries/12 movements per day. The lorry route taken is right out of the main entrance to Crouchland Farm, then left into Foxbridge Lane and then right into Plaistow Road heading east on route to the waste processing plant in south London.

The Parish Council has been liaising with both WSCCs Highways Department and Artemis to ensure road safety remains a central focus. Signage, the use of convoy vehicles, verge vegetation management and road condition surveys have been implemented.

The attached letters have been sent to the Parish Council and are published here, with Artemis’ consent, to provide an update to the Community.

Notice Date: 24/11/2020