Waste transfer station proposed for Grantham

  Posted: 08.06.21 at 15:51 by The Editor

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A waste transfer station has been proposed for the southern edge of Grantham.

Leicester-based Brackley Developments has applied to Lincolnshire County Council to build the station on 0.77ha of vacant development land at Tollemache Road South.

The application said: "Planning permission is sought for the construction of a Waste Transfer Station (Mixed B2/B8 use), including ancillary single storey office building (E (g) i use), associated weighbridge, vehicle fuel station, vehicle wash bay, sprinkler tanks and pumphouse, together with associated access, landscaping, service areas, parking and retaining wall structures."

If approved, the scheme would feature 55m2 of office space and a 929m2 building to handle the waste. Eight jobs would be created. Construction would be expected to take 30 weeks.

The application continued: "Veolia UK are seeking planning consent for the construction of a new WTS with B2 (industrial use class) and associated infrastructure including staff and welfare facilitates on Tollemache Road South, Grantham.

"The application site is considered a suitable location to facilitate a new waste transfer station, which will enable Veolia to manage general commercial waste streams that are generated within Lincolnshire to be recycled or recovered as opposed to being disposed to landfill.

"The proposal will bring a number of material benefits and have a positive impact on the local character of the site and surroundings. The application is supported with a number of environmental studies relative to noise, air quality, drainage, transport and ecology, where no adverse impacts on the environment and local amenity as a result of the development have been identified."

The waste transfer building measuring 929 sq.m (41m x 23m) would cope with tipping, bulking and storing of up to 40,0000 tonnes of commercial waste per annum.

There would also be a maximum of 236 two-way traffic movements per week (based on 40,000 tonnes of waste per annum).

It would operate 24/7 including bank holidays and weekends.

The application explained: "The proposed operations would include Refuse Collection Vehicles (RCVs) entering the site and weighed at the weighbridge before moving towards the designated bays located within
the waste transfer building.

"This is where the waste will be tipped off the vehicles and stored within the designate bays.

"Once the waste has been tipped, it is then stored for a short period of time before it is bulked up into arctic walking floors (articulated vehicles) and then onward transferred to other waste management facilities for recycling or recovery.

"After the tipping has taken place, the RCVs would then park in their designated parking area or leave the site and continue to collect waste.

"The proposals would be subject to an Environmental Permit and will be designed to meet the requirements of the Environment Agency. All waste operation will be contained within the waste transfer building. The operations do not include the processing or storage of hazardous waste. "

The application concluded: "A number of environmental studies have been carried out to support the proposals relative to noise, air quality, transport, ecology and drainage where no adverse impacts as a result of the development are reported. Additionally the site will operate in accordance with an Environmental Permit.

"The application site is located within a strategic location, which sustainably supports the movement of waste within Grantham. The site is not considered to be sensitively located in the context of the proposed development details and surrounding industrial estate and neighbouring land uses.

"The proposals make effective use of the Site, which has been vacant for some length of time and additionally provide a number of benefits including provision of jobs.

"The highway network is considered suitable to accommodate a minor uplift in heavy vehicle movements the proposals are considered to drive waste management up the waste hierarchy and as such accords to the principles set out within the National Planning Policy For Waste.

"The Proposed Development will bring about a number of material planning benefits that should be supported under national and local policy. As such, the local planning authority should consider the proposals in this context and apply significant weight in this aspect."

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