DLP Planning Ltd have successfully secured planning permission (part retrospective) for the change of use of an area of Greenfield land near Marston, Lincolnshire for the recycling of aggregates material. Approximately 50,000 tonnes per annum of excavated material which has been removed from utility groundworks carried out across the Region will be recycled on the site.
This will allow for the recovery of the materials and allow for their re-use in future projects by the client and addressing the challenges of climate change and sustainability by the efficient recycling of construction material.
The critical issues to demonstrate were the benefits of expanding and diversifying the core business through increased recycling rates, the reduction of vehicle movements whilst creating local employment growth on a Greenfield site that was not proposed as a waste allocation site in the Councils emerging Minerals and Waste Local Plan.
A Unilateral Undertaking was completed to ensure a satisfactory routing of HGV vehicles when accessing the site, alongside demonstrating there would be no adverse effect on the locality due to factors such as dust, noise, ecology, archaeology, drainage or landscape impact.
Through a pro-active, collaborative approach, the application was approved through delegated powers.