ePetition - Stop Coffee Roastery Pollution In North Laine

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Stop Coffee Roastery Pollution In North Laine

We the undersigned petition Brighton & Hove Council to curb the smoke and noise pollution emanating from Trading Post ‘The Roastery’ in Sydney Street, Brighton. We ask that the council takes action to protect local residents’ well-being, mental health and right to respect for home (Human Rights Act 1988 Article 8). This would be achieved by requiring the company to move its roasting operations out of this built up and densely populated, inner city, residential area. An industrial site out of town, as used by other coffee shops locally, is better suited to its industrial-scale roasting process (of which it boasts here https://www.tradingpostcoffee.co.uk/pages/trading-post-coffee-roasters-brighton-sydney-street).

Air pollution in the North Laine is already high. For over two years homes, gardens and areas around Tidy Street and Sydney Street have been filled with acrid and nauseating coffee roasting fumes every weekday morning from approximately 0800 until after 1300. Residents in the vicinity of the fumes cannot open windows or enjoy our outdoor space as a result. Many of us work from home and our children study from home so cannot avoid the smell. For those living immediately behind, the roaring noise of the roastery is also distressing and intrusive. Many members of our community have called on the Environmental Health and Planning Departments to take action, but have been told they will not or cannot do so. The company is currently in breach of aspects of its planning permission, but has received no sanction for this. We have also appealed directly and repeatedly to Trading Post Roastery, which has rarely even shown us the courtesy of responding to our emails.

This ePetition runs from 25/08/2022 to 14/11/2022.

45 people have signed this ePetition.


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