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The social consequences of a landfill site would be the most immediate and obvious detrimental effect to people, ranging from constant foul odours to litter and the increased presence of pests such as rats, flies and seagulls. The images below are links to scans of an article about how seagulls are rapidly becoming a pest and their attraction to landfill sites.

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In strong winds the odours can travel many miles affecting Thakeham, Ashington, Shipley, Dial Post, Coolham and West Chiltington.

The site plans to be operational Monday - Saturday with trucks and compacting vehicles working every minute of the day creating significant noise pollution. Additionally, during winter months, light pollution similar to that of a floodlit football stadium will be seen for miles around.