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Veolia's Boxing Day Proposal withdrawn

On behalf of Veolia, Owen Dimond Planning Manager (Southern) United Kingdom has emailed Brighton and Hove City Council confirming the withdrawal of application BH2018/02704. Thank you, Veolia.

BH2018/02704 | Application for temporary variation of conditions 4, 5 & 6 of BH2016/05369 (see description) to allow the operation of the Waste Transfer Station (WTS) and the Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) and the importation and export of waste on the 26th December 2018 and each year thereafter. | Veolia Environmental Services Plc Hollingdean Lane Brighton BN1 7BB

 

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Notes on recycling wrapping paper. The Materials Recovery Centre is not the main focus of nuisance. The odour problem originates from the unsatisfactory design and location of The Waste Transfer Station and the storage of food waste, which several other Local Authorities collect separately and use to create compost or green energy.

The considerable extension of operating hours did not reduce the nuisance from odour escapes, which was investigated by the Environment Agency between August 2013 and August 2014. The Waste Transfer Station is licensed to receive waste from places other than Brighton and Hove. This is about saving money at the expense of the amenity and well-being of those who live near the unsuitable facilities.

When the Waste Transfer Station and The Materials Recovery Centre were originally proposed, Normal week day operating hours did not include Sundays and Bank Holidays and only included Saturdays following a Bank Holiday.

Currently, operation of the WTS and the MRF does not include Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

 

History of planning conditions to protect the amenity of nearby residential properties:

There was an attempt at 'reasonable' and 'necessary' conditions when the application for the WTS & MRF first came to planning in 2006.

With 2157 letters of objections from residents and a further 23 letters from organised groups contributing more valid objections to the scheme, the original conditions were "necessary", but they were also justified by reasons which still hold.

However, since 2013, what is referred to as "Normal week day operations" in the leaflet above has included Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays. See 2013 changes.

What has happened to all the planning policies (quoted below)  designed to protect the amenity of nearby residential properties?

On approval of BH2006/00900
Original planning conditions (June 2006)

See the conditions which were first agreed to encourage the planning committee to grant approval and to protect the amenity of residents. These included the following:

5 Recyclable materials shall only be received, and processed materials shall only be removed, from the Materials Recovery Facility building between the hours of 07.00 to 19.00 Monday to Friday, 07.30 and 16.00 on Saturdays following a Bank Holiday and not at anytime on Sundays or Bank Holidays unless first agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority. Internal start-up and shut-down operations within the Materials Recovery Facility building shall not extend beyond 30 minutes either side of these hours.

Reason: To protect the amenity of the occupiers of nearby residential properties and the amenity of the locality in general, to comply with policies QD27 and SU10 of the Brighton and Hove Local Plan and WLP! and WLP35 of the East Sussex and Brighton and Hove Waste Local Plan and S1 and EN 15 of the East Sussex and Brighton & Hove Structure Plan.

6 With the exception of vehicles and activities associated with the Handling of street cleansing waste and communal bins, waste materials shall only be received, handled and removed from the Waste Transfer Station between the hours of 06.30 to 18.30 Monday to Friday, 07.30 and 16.00 on Saturdays following a Bank Holiday and not at anytime on Sundays or Bank Holidays unless first agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority.

Reason: To protect the amenity of the occupiers of nearby residential properties and the amenity of the locality in general, to comply with policies QD27 and SU10 of the Brighton and Hove Local Plan and WLP1 and WLP35 of the East Sussex and Brighton and Hove Waste Local Plan and SI and EN 15 of the East Sussex and Brighton & Hove Structure Plan.

7 Waste materials associated with communal bins shall only be received and handled by the Waste Transfer Station between the hours of 06.00 - 22.00 hours Monday to Saturdays and not at any time on Sundays or Bank Holidays and a maximum of 24 loads only shall be deposited per day except where these times/number of loads are otherwise agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority.

Reason: To protect the amenity of the occupiers of nearby residential properties and the amenity of the locality in general, to comply with policies QD27 and SU10 of the Brighton and Hove Local Plan and WLP1 and WLP35 of the East Sussex and Brighton and Hove Waste Local Plan and SI and EN 15 of the East Sussex and Brighton & Hove Structure Plan.

8 Waste materials and activities associated with the handling of street cleansing waste shall be restricted to a maximum of 15 vehicular loads between the hours of 18.30-06.30 except where such operations are required in connection with major events and festivals, as agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority.

Reason: To protect the amenity of the occupiers of nearby residential properties and the amenity of the locality in general, to comply with policies QD27 and SU10 of the Brighton and Hove Local Plan and WLP1 and WLP35 of the East Sussex and Brighton and Hove Waste Local Plan and SI and EN 15 of the East Sussex and Brighton & Hove Structure Plan and T1 and E7 of RPG9.

These were revised in 2013. Click here for details of conditions protecting the amenity of local residents which have now been dropped.

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