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Cory want to build their Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) facility on Crossness Nature Reserve!

The Save Crossness Nature Reserve campaign group whole-heartedly object to Cory's planning application if it means losing any land at the nature reserve - one of only four Local Nature Reserves (LNR) in Bexley, and a Metropolitan Site of Importance for Nature Conservation (MSINC) and Metropolitan Open Land (MOL).

 

Wildlife sees no boundaries.  Cory's suggested mitigation plan is a deception - the adjacent Norman Road Field site (currently owned by Peabody) has previously been used as mitigation.  Therefore, it already provides a wonderful area for nature and cannot compensate for taking and building on Crossness Nature Reserve.

We think it is great Cory want to clean up their act, but they should chose one of their alternative locations or some other nearby, vacant industrial land.

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THE THREAT

DRONE IMAGE WITH OWNERSHIP BOUNDARIES

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Drone image courtesy of Chasing Millimetres

ARTIST IMPRESSION OF CCS FACILITY

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We have marked up Weedon Architect's impression of the proposed CCS plan.  We understand the two absorber columns (closet to the existing incinerator buildings) will be around 116 meters tall (the height of a 34-storey building).  The CO2 conditioning and compression structures will be approximately 50 meters (a 15-storey building).

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This photo shows how Crossness Nature Reserve and the mitigation site are next to each other, divided by a post and rail fence.  Wildlife already use and move between the two pieces of land - they do not see one as Crossness Nature Reserve and the other as Norman Road Field.  Transferring ownership cannot be considered mitigation for losing 11.7% of Crossness Nature Reserve.

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