Author Archives: Denis Champion-Walker

Providing the homes we need without destroying the countryside

South East Essex is threatened with a large number of housing schemes that will destroy rich wildlife habitat. There are some extremely important areas of habitat in Benfleet, Rayleigh, Rochford and elsewhere, that are home to some of the wildlife … Continue reading

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Objection to airport's water pollution application

To: Subject:┬áLondon Southend Airport: Environmental Permit Application – Ref EPR/HB3790ND/A001 Dear Sir/Madam, I write to object in the strongest terms to Environment Permit Application EPR/HB3790ND/A001 submitted to the Environment Agency by London Southend Airport. Granting this application will permit … Continue reading

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Environment Agency releases airport application documents

After some difficulty, we have been able to obtain the documents relating to Southend Airport’s application to allow up to 360m3 of de-icer to flow into local watercourses each day. Thanks to Tolga Kulahcigil for obtaining these. We will shortly … Continue reading

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World War II shelter in Priory Crescent

Recent research by local campaign group Saxon King in Priory Park to establish what became of the tunnels under the former Ecko factory on Priory Crescent has drawn a blank as Bellway Homes and Southend Borough Council try to hide … Continue reading

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Letter to Lord Smith re Environment Agency

Dear Lord Smith, I wanted to draw your attention, as head of the Environment Agency, to what I regard as unacceptable behaviour from your agency. I have been campaigning against the extremely damaging expansion of Southend Airport since 2008, as … Continue reading

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Airport business parks…could the idea take off?

IS it a crucial plan which will generate jobs and prosperity for the towns near Southend Airport? Or a pie-in-the-sky, possibly damaging plan which should be thrown out?
Southend and Rochford councils have designed a Joint Area Action Plan for the future of the airport and the area around it for decades to come. Continue reading

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Airport pouring de-icer into river

An airport has been releasing almost 80,000 gallons of de-icer into a river every day this winter. Southend Airport has been pouring the chemical into Prittle Brook, which flows into the larger River Roach in Essex. Stobart, the airport’s owner, … Continue reading

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Fears airport growth could close golf club

Campaigners say concreting over flood plains would lead to regular flooding By IAN WEINFASS BOSSES of a 120-year-old golf course fear for its future if plans to extend the area around Southend Airport go ahead. Golfers and management at … Continue reading

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Bee Cause they're worth it…

Bees are under threat and without them, so are our food and our economy. We may not always see bees working away, but we rely on them and other insects to pollinate most of our fruit and vegetables. Without bees, … Continue reading

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SEEFoE Meeting, 6th March 2012

Agenda Housekeeping Apologies for absence Minutes of last meeting Marinet membership renewed National campaign choices made – Bees, Greener Products Membership fees for 2012 due Next meeting Activism Forum, 3rd March Campaign Updates Estuary Airport SAEN Marinet Bees Campaign – … Continue reading

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