Planning Application for Recycling – CSL

Client Requirements

Commercial Storage Ltd required a planning application for their recycling process as well as an environmental permit. We liased with the County Council in order to set up a pre-planning meeting to scope the application and help to apply for a waste and minerals planning application.

The application involved

  • Dust management plan
  • Odour management plan
  • Environmental Management Systems
  • Noise and vibration surveys
  • Ecology surveys
  • Contaminated land assessment
  • Flooding and surface water risk assessments
  • Liaison with HCC and the Environment Agency

Waste and minerals planning applications which regulate waste businesses are regulated by the county council and not by local authorities as per those planning applications for dwellings and business properties.

Paul Downing & Associates worked with the client to ensure that a full and valid planning application was submitted and obtained.

What We Delivered

Pre-planning visit with county council planning officers for a waset and minerals planning application and application for the change of use from B8 to waste and minerals use for soil and aggregates recycling. Ecology surveys, tree surveys, highways statement, environmental statement and associated contaminated land reports to accompany the waste recycling application.

Part of the waste and minerals planning application involved providing details on the plant and machinery plus the operational processes that were to take place at the site. Details on waste acceptance, quarantine and handling procedures had to be in place and robust enough to ensure that no wastes were allowed onto the site that were not allowed by the planning or environmental permit. Both regulators (the Environment Agency and the County Council) made site visits during the application process to verify that procedures and processes were implemented as documented.

The whole process took over a year to come to fruition and several requests for information were forthcoming from the planning authority to ensure that the risks to the environment and local neighbours was minimised.

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