• Section 2.7 of BP’s own preliminary risk assessment (produced by Arcadis). The report also states that there is a risk of “leaching of CoC (contaminants of concern) from soil into groundwater and subsequent migration in groundwater through the underlying aquifer towards surface water receptors” and that “both water resource and future human health receptors (are) potentially at risk from the use of the Site as a petrol filling station”. The soil on at least part of the site is classified as “Soils of High Leaching Potential (H2) - deep, permeable, coarse-textured soils which readily transmit a wide range of pollutants because of their rapid drainage and low attenuation potential.”

  • 260m of species-rich hedgerow and 130m of species-poor hedgerow. (Response from Yorkshire Wildlife trust).

  • Archaeology report by ON SITE ARCHÆOLOGY LTD: “… (the site has) potential to contain archaeological remains of prehistoric or Roman date.”

  • Thirsk and Sowerby Conservation Area (see https://www.hambleton.gov.uk/downloads/file/1606/thirsk_draft_conservation_area)

  • BP’s own economic statement (section 3.10)See: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/oct/09/what-we-know-top-20-global-polluters

  • McDonald’s (“Climate change is the biggest environmental issue of our time…”), M&S (“Climate change is one of the most pressing challenges the world faces today … … No company can hope to prosper in a world where we continue to … pump CO2 into the atmosphere at the rate we are today.”) and Coca-Cola (“We will continue to …. reduce our carbon footprint, and work with partners and suppliers to help slow the warming trend”).

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