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To: Dorset Council Planning Department
Stop the giant Chickerell Battery Energy Storage System (BESS)
This proposal is wholly innapropriate adjacent to the homes of approximately 57,000 people, who could be affected by an exclusion zone in the event of a fire or explosion releasing highly toxic gases, as well as potentially contaminated water courses from trying to manage such a fire. Planning permission should be denied on the grounds of potential impact on Health and Public Safety.
Why is this important?
As well as fire and environmental damage, the noise pollution from the site will be a continuous buzzing from the air conditioning units, and the 600 shipping containers (equivalent to about 40 full size football pitches!) housing the millions of lithium ion batteries will ruin the landscape as seen from Weymouth looking back up towards the countryside beyond.