Corks Farm
Corks Farm

Corks Farm

Proposed state-of-the-art energy-from-waste facilities, business park, community orchard and gardens, allotments and public open space at Cork’s Farm, Marchwood

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A joint venture between The Trustees of the Barker-Mill Estates and Trant seeks to develop two state-of-the-art energy from waste facilities, a business park providing space for small companies and other new community facilities on land at Cork’s Farm, off Normandy Way in Marchwood.

The development proposed would include an Anaerobic Digestion (AD) plant and an Advanced Thermal Treatment (ATT) plant.  These new energy facilities would generate enough renewable energy to power more than 12,000 homes. The energy plants will also include a meeting room to provide educational opportunities for local schools and colleges.

The new community facilities would comprise allotments with an associated amenities building providing toilets and storage; additional public open space with community orchard and gardens will also be created to provide attractive spaces for recreation and dog walking that link to the waterfront.

It is expected that the proposed energy facilities will create up to 40 jobs, with a demand for local trades and services during construction and operation running into several hundred thousand pounds.

The proposal would not only contribute to the security, affordability and decarbonisation of the UK’s energy supply but also turn local waste into a resource – helping to meet Hampshire County Council’s landfill diversion and energy strategy targets.

More information about the proposal can be found in the enclosed factsheet (PDF)

Engaging local people

We are committed to engaging with the local community regarding this proposal and are consulting local residents, councillors and the relevant authorities before we submit a planning application. The aim is to inform residents, businesses and interest groups as well as obtain feedback which will, where possible, be incorporated into the final proposals. The consultancy, Remarkable Engagement, is working with the developers to assist with the public consultation process.

Given your role within the community, we would like to invite you to an individual meeting to discuss the preliminary proposals and obtain your initial feedback on the plans. Our project team will be available to meet with you on Friday 6th February 2015 at a pre-arranged time of your choice, preferably between 10.30am and 4pm, although meetings at a later time could be made available. The meetings will be held at Marchwood Village Hall, Village Centre, Marchwood, SO40 4SX.

Have your say

Should you consider such a meeting to be of interest, please contact Emily Grainger or Rebekah Shepherd at Remarkable Engagement on 0800 612 0727 to arrange a mutually convenient timeslot. For your information, those residents living closest to the proposed site have also been offered an opportunity to arrange an individual meeting with the project team at this early stage.

In addition, prior to submitting a planning application, we will be holding a public exhibition for the wider community to view and comment on the preliminary proposals. We will inform you about this once a date, time and venue has been confirmed. In the meantime, please contact either Emily or Rebekah on the project’s dedicated information line if you require further information or would like to arrange a meeting on 6th February.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Rebekah Shepherd

For and on behalf of Barker-Mill Estates

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