Recycling plant refusal

An Addlethorpe recycling plant’s application to process additional commercial and industrial waste has been refused due to concerns over ‘odour nuisance’.

Bowmans Waste to Recycling Ltd claimed the expansion would create 23 jobs and would be ‘unlikely to give rise to annoyance for people of normal tolerance’.

However Lincolnshire County Council’s Planning and Regulation Committee last week refused the applications due to its perceived ‘harmful’ impact on neighbouring residents. Development manager at LCC, Neil McBride, said: “The planning application was refused because at this time it has not been demonstrated that commercial and industrial waste of the type the applicant proposed to bring on the site can be managed without causing an odour nuisance and therefore could be harmful to the amenity local residents could reasonably expect to enjoy.”

Bowmans had proposed to extend its operational hours to cover bank holidays and longer weekday opening to cope with up to 30,000 tonnes of waste a year.

Although deliveries and collections would be the only on site activities between 7am and 8am and from 5pm to 7pm, the committee felt Bowmans had failed to demonstrate that the hours could be extended without ‘causing a nuisance to the amenity of local residents’.

An application to build a screening fence, weighbridge and cabin was approved.