To: Harrogate Borough Council and Al Khaleej International Ltd

Reject Allerton Gridlock and Stink

Reject Allerton Gridlock and Stink

Dubai based Al Khaleej are preparing a planning application for submission to Harrogate District Council, to build a huge sugar beet plant on the A168, immediately north of Grade 1 listed Allerton Castle and gardens, north east of the junction of the A1 and A59 Knaresborough to York road.

Why is this important?

If the plant is built in the proposed location it will :
• Cover 161 acres (130 football pitches).
• Operate 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, resulting in 3,400 two way lorry trips per day, causing diesel pollution and traffic chaos all along the A59, A168 and as far as the York ring road.
• Result in a potential sickly sweet smell affecting a wide area with the additional risk of a ‘bad eggs’ smell from poisonous hydrogen sulphide produced by the cleaning process.
• Include 4 silos, each silo is taller than York Minster and twice the width of its front elevation.
• Affect land that provides habitat for wetland birds, wild flower meadows and nearby otters.
• Affect the setting of Allerton Castle and nearby conservation areas, having a negative impact on tourism employment.
• Be highly visible from Sutton Bank, Harrogate District and beyond, spoiling countryside views.

The site selected by Al Khaleej is not suitable for a number of environmental and economic reasons and other brownfield locations make far more sense. The land is being sold by North Yorkshire County Council without regard to the environmental and social cost to their residents and we would urge you to support our campaign.

North Yorkshire

Reasons for signing

  • North Yorkshire councils, especially Harrogate are totally ignoring the issues. There are no major roads, hospitals, schools and other facilities to cope with their policies of building large number of houses and industrial projects. Yorkshire will lose its green and pleasant land and become a concrete, grid locked, polluted nightmare!!
  • North Yorkshire County Council have already shown their blinkered approach to any consideration other than generating cash by the approval of the waste-recycling plant. Perhaps it is time to vote the councillors out, en masse.
  • In addition to the incinerator, this development will help destroy the character of the area completely. The roads can't cope with the traffic, the local communities do not want to suffer the negative effects of the additional noise, pollution, traffic, smell and / or visual impact etc that this development will have on the surrounding areas and it should be rejected outright.


2017-08-10 23:13:46 +0100

500 signatures reached

2017-08-07 14:17:43 +0100

100 signatures reached

2017-08-07 09:49:16 +0100

50 signatures reached

2017-08-05 13:00:55 +0100

25 signatures reached

2017-08-04 17:42:15 +0100

10 signatures reached