Our proposals include:
- Two water treatment/conditioning buildings.
- Control building.
- Two carbon dioxide storage silos.
- Improvement to the junction with Streatley Road.
- New hedge planting and screening.
- A characteristic and attractive feature of the Chilterns landscape.
- A globally rare habitat confined to north west Europe and to the UK in particular. More than 85% of all the chalk streams in the world, are found in England.
- Important habitats for wildlife and support a massive range of plants and animals.
- Home to some of our most threatened plants and animals, such as the water vole and brown trout.
The existing facility lies in the green belt, making it particularly important that our proposal is sensitive to the local environment and surrounding countryside.
We are committed to ensuring our proposal takes particular care to minimise and where necessary, mitigate any impact on the local environment and the surrounding countryside. In turn this will allow us to deliver clear environmental benefits by reducing borehole water extraction from chalk stream beds in the Chilterns.
Site layout plan
The facility will fit within the agricultural landscape and will be designed to look like farm buildings.
The buildings will be designed to integrate into the predominately agricultural landscape. The building will be screened from Streatley to the east by the existing reservoir structure, and from Upper Sundon to the west by additional tree planting.
Elevation - View from North.
Elevation - View from East.
Elevation - View from South.
Elevation - View from West.
The facility will not generate any operational noise that can be heard from nearby villages. It will be manned periodically during normal working hours. We will need to deliver chemicals required for the water conditioning in tankers and anticipate there will be one or two deliveries a day during the week, with no deliveries at the weekends.
We are committed to ensuring our proposal takes particular care to minimise and where necessary, mitigate any impact on the local environment and the surrounding countryside. In turn this will allow us to deliver clear environmental benefits by reducing borehole water extraction from chalk aquifers that feed chalk stream beds in the Chilterns.