We are in the process of developing project commitments, many of which address concerns raised by landowners, communities, local authorities and organisations, as well as environmental bodies. These commitments build on those already published in our consultation materials and will be reflected in our application for development consent.
Examples of commitments under consideration are:
- Imposing speed limits on vehicles on site, keeping public roads clean around logistics hubs and larger compounds with wheel washing facilities at the exit points, and covering up vehicle loads with potential for dust
- Not removing vegetation in certain locations during bird breeding season
- Having a qualified and experienced “environmental clerk of works” to supervise, for instance, clearance of habitats that have been identified within the Environmental Statement as having high potential to support breeding or hibernating mammals
We have already committed to the following: