Waste & Minerals Planning
We can help with your planning applications for your manufacturing or waste facility. We produce all of the surveys required by your local authority or county council. Most waste and minerals facilities are regulated by county councils not local authorities. We have a record of helping waste businesses with waste and minerals planning application to the county council.
Our waste and minerals planning applications are bespoke because of the nature of the application and the business type. The success of your application will depend heavily on your address and postcode & the specific environmental impacts that affect your particular location. If you are located in or close to a SSSI therefore, you are far more likely to have to address concerns over impacts on the environment rather than if you are situated in an industrial estate.
We have a good record therefore with local authorities and county councils on waste & minerals planning. The process will certainly be lengthy therefore and it is not unusual for a planning application for a waste management operation to take a year or two before it is granted. Because of this the time spent before the application can be lengthy therefore due to co-ordination of sub contractor surveys. As a result it would not be unusual to spend 6 months to a year before the application is submitted. Consequently you must be prepared for this and similarly the post application time taken by the County Council. Furthermore, appeal time and dealing with objections can add yet more time.
How we can help
We can help support you by producing all of the required surveys and reports required for your planning applications. Those most noteworthy, being listed below.
The list is not exhaustive and furthermore other surveys and reports may well be required. This will be dependent on your particular business operation and the environmental context within which you are operating. As well as the planning authority and local policies.
- Planning Statements
- Noise assessments
- Dust management
- Odour management
- Ecology/Habitats Surveys
- Compliance risk assessments
- Operating procedures
- Drainage surveys
- Transport surveys
- Tree surveys
- CAD drawings
- Pre-application consultation and advice
- Noise & vibration surveys
It is impossible to list all of the surveys required for each application. Each business is different and hence each location different from the next. At Paul Downing & Associates, we spend time developing a bespoke programme for your application.
After several failed attempts trying to deal with the EA ourselves, we eventually employed Paul to complete our ELV permit transfer from a previous site owner. His consultancy service was professional and resulted in the Environment Agency completing a successful transfer of ownership from the previous owner to us.