John Mann A different kind of MP
Worksop court is under threat of closure after 800 years of local justice.
The court is perfectly adequate for hearing cases and I am campaigning to save our local justice system.
Please read the text below and fill out the petition to show your support.
To The Secretary of State for Justice and HM Courts & Tribunal Service Notts,
Local justice has been heard in Bassetlaw for over 800 years and I object to the proposals to move the criminal and other hearings from Worksop to Mansfield or Nottingham.
There has been a great deal of debate surrounding potential fracking in Bassetlaw recently, and I thought that it would be useful to publicly share my views.
My stance on fracking in Bassetlaw is as follows:
1. Each application needs to be dealt with on its merits.
2. Some locations will be unsuitable and should be stopped.
3. No drilling should be taking place within 2km of any village
4. Each company involved needs to be assessed for whether it has a good track record in building wells safely and in safe waste water disposal
5. The local community needs to be fully consulted and needs to be certain of the safety of its water supplies and that there are no significant adverse impacts on its well being, including all seismic and environmental surveys need to be made available to the local community
6. The local transport infrastructure needs to be suitable
7. There must be no possibility of ground water contamination
8. There must be no licences for new boreholes or water extraction from rivers, so no use of local water reserves
9. Any pay back into local authorities must be used exclusively to retrofit local schools, churches, health facilities and residents with green energy
10. I have established a monitoring committee to assess any application independently of the regulators and planning authority
On this basis I did not oppose the anaerobic digester at Walters Farm in Lound, nor the tapping of natural gas at Beckingham.
My view of the Dart Energy site at Lound is that it fails to meet most of the criteria listed above.
In particular the site is a former munitions factory and the risk of ground water contamination is high. This would be devastating well beyond the local area.
Following their track record in Australia I do not consider that Dart Energy is sufficiently good to merit the trust of the local community and their dealing over this particular application has re-enforced that doubt.
I trust that my views are clear.
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By telephone: 01909 506 200
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