EDDC has just completed negotiations with Tesco on specific noise control measures required for the Pipeline currently being constructed to bring seaborne infill materials to the Seaton Regeneration site.
As part of the approval to the Tesco Seaton Store Application in September 2009, the level of the whole of the Seaton Regeneration site needs to be raised by an average of 1.2 metres. This is a substantial volume of approximately 300,000m3. Originally 40% of this volume was approved to be brought to the site by road, but influenced by our work to protect Axmouth and Seaton roads, the 7,000 HGV movements have ultimately been reduced to zero.
All the infill materials are now to be brought to the site by a Pipeline, and were originally quarried from an area close to the Isle of Wight. Materials will be discharged by pipe from a barge lying approximately 1.5klm off Seaton. This is a significant undertaking, using techniques previously used for large reclamation projects across the world
EDDC Environmental Health have agreed specific noise control measures required for the site, and have issued the required consent, under S.61 of the Control of Pollution Act. This has taken some time, although the contractors have been fully complying with the conditions in the consent, since the end of the first week on site. There are no outstanding issues of concern to EDDC Environmental Health Officers