The time is 20:00 hours Wednesday 12th July 2017 and for the last few hours, and as our picture shows dark satanic muck has been emitting from these two chimneys, and wafting over the high density Persimmon and Charles Church new housing developments in what is currently known as Cardea, but once the marketing suites have long gone and all the new properties sold, it'll be known as Stanground South.
But the new householders won't realise the brickworks chimneys will still be chucking out toxic carcinogenic emissions, such as carbon monoxide, and a whole host of dioxins, but you won't find this on the estate agents details and it won't turn up in the solicitors searches.
The muck is also carried over to Park Farm and parts of old Stanground. You'll not find the emissions on any works reports, and the Environment Agency these days is more worried about newts, Natterjack Toads, and harm to wildlife rather than humans it seems.
Most of the twice monthly rubbish burn takes place after the brickworks premises have shut, overnight and at weekends, just leaving local residents to suffer the smell in silence.
The developers in Cardea know this is happening, so do the local Stanground South Councillors (including Cllr Chris Harper) but still nothing has been done. The muck from this rubbish burn happens on a regular basis, and its been going on for years!
We say muck, possibly because muck means money... and your local councillor (CON, Stanground South) Christopher Harper former loft converter, roofer and electrician - depending which version of his several official biographical details you read, he also gets extra cash for chairing the planning committee - is currently basking in reflected glory relating to a planning refusal for a gas-producing energy plant close to his house in Park Farm, a school and a nursery in Peterborough.
The anaerobic digestion plant was to be located adjacent to Horsey Toll Farm, in Whittlesey Road, Stanground, the council’s planning department also put forward a paper rejecting the proposal.
Cllr Harper was however given a bit of stick in a letter sent by the applicant’s agent, to the committee which accused him of influencing “the approach taken through the planning process.” Its not the first time the councillor has employed this tactic, sometimes closer to an election and it ends up as part of his election literature, but is it included in his election expenses return?
But still Cllr Harper turns a Nelsonian blind eye when it comes to the unremitting stench and toxins emitting from the brickworks...and if anyone tries to raise concerns with him, they get blocked from his tiny twitter and facebook feeds!
Perhaps the Cllrs should get their priorities right and start earning their stack of allowances? Perhaps Cllr Harper might turn his energies on the Brickworks emissions or is there no political capital to be made out of it? We should be told.
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