Sent: Wednesday, 25 June, 2008
Subject: Re: The Recycling Plant at Sellindge
We had a meeting in Sellindge last night about the proposed recycling plant at Otterpool lane.
At the meeting my wife brought to the attention of the audience, the Company representatives and those from KCC, that the introduction of any Establishment causing obnoxious odours to nearby neighbours, is an infringement under the Tort of Nuisance. These people seemed to be unaware of the consequence that the recycling plant will bring to the village.
May I suggest that you contact your legal department and discuss the Tort of Nuisance, in particular the case Bliss v Hall (1838), L.J. C.P.122. When I studied Law this case was one of the main ones on Nuisance. I thought that it may have been superseded but after studying recent legal matters I found that it is still the case that established the Judicial Precedent.
Recently I was outside the Airport Cafe when a recycling vehicle drove into the car park. The stench was absolutely sickening and this was only one vehicle so what will the situation be with 150 vehicles? The proposed site is on the South side of the village and the prevailing wind comes from the South West so the stench will blown across a residential area.