noise and dust management

Noise and dust management would comply with current Government guidance and would be controlled by planning conditions. Regular monitoring would be carried out by Grundon and Hampshire County Council.

Noise monitoring
Noise monitoring

Noise levels would be limited due to the use of electric equipment wherever possible. Working below ground level helps minimise noise and using one-way vehicle routes eliminates reversing and the need for warning alarm systems.

Dust would be minimised through good housekeeping, such as on-site speed restrictions, road sweeping and using a water bowser to dampen any internal haul roads. The sand is naturally damp when extracted and remains so when sold, so there is little opportunity for dust blow.

The electric powered conveyor would be centrally located away from tracks and operate at a low speed to minimise potential noise and dust impact.