The current site is set to be completely full within 3 years.
Inert waste is currently tipped into the waters at Longue Hougue; however, the current area is slowly filling up. Inert waste is comprised of rock, rubble, stone and earth.
The proposal would see the current site extended by 500 metres and the construction of a new breakwater. There would be a link to Spur Point, creating an encircled area with capacity for 15 years inert waste.
The new area would be called 'Longue Hougue South' and a full environment impact survey has been carried out. A joint letter from the Committee for the Environment and Infrastructure and the States Trading Supervisory Board is now asking for planning permission.
A statement has been released on the Environmental Impact Survey:
The Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for Longue Hougue South comprised more than a dozen in-depth studies, carried out over 18 months. They included coastal and marine processes; traffic; air quality; noise and vibration; archaeology; human health; landscape and visual effects; and marine and terrestrial ecology.
The EIA concluded that the most significant effects would be the negative visual impact in the immediate vicinity of the development, due to the loss of the current coastal area. Further away, there would be a moderate adverse impact on the visual landscape, but suitable planting would alleviate this. With appropriate mitigation, any impacts on traffic, noise, population, water quality, archaeology and cultural heritage, and ecology and wildlife would, at worst, be minor.
A public drop in is taking place at Beau Sejour on the 6th March and Saturday the 7th March - you can read more here.