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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.

Weymouth, UK

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2023-09-06 21:18:33 +0100

500 signatures reached

2023-04-15 17:02:29 +0100

100 signatures reached

2023-04-09 07:05:19 +0100

50 signatures reached

2023-04-06 12:05:05 +0100

25 signatures reached

2023-04-03 19:39:25 +0100

10 signatures reached