Mick George submits plans for new Peterborough waste recycling building

Mick George has submitted plans for a new waste recycling building in Fengate.

Friday, 26th March 2021, 4:55 am

The skip hire company is seeking planning approval for the new unit at the Fengate Waste Treatment Facility at Construction House in Nursery Lane which would allow for the amount of waste material to be processed at the site increasing from 60,000 tonnes to 75,000 tonnes.

The application registered with Peterborough City Council is for a waste treatment, sorting and recycling facility to the east of the site “for the consented receipt and handling of a limited type and quantity of waste generated by local construction and demolition developments”.

If approved, this would “allow waste to be handled in a more sustainable manner,” the company said.

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According to the plans the site has operated as a waste treatment facility since March 2012 with Mick George taking over operations in September 2019.

The Huntingdon-based firm said a “dedicated facility is crucial to support (our) growing waste management operations within the region,” and that “external waste material sorting, processing and handling will continue to be undertaken in line with the previously approved operations”.

Mick George is also proposing to install an office unit, water storage tank and generator south of the proposed building.

The application states that the new facility would measure 40m x 25m x 12m.

The site would remain closed to the public with pre-loaded HGVs leaving from 6am, Monday to Friday.

The company added: “The proposed waste recycling facility has been designed to integrate with the setting and is appropriate to the context of the site’s surroundings. The purpose-built building will further control noise, dust and litter, thereby mitigating any potential adverse impacts upon nearby receptors.

“Furthermore, the waste handling building will ensure that waste is treated in a more efficient manner consistent with development plan policies and central governmental advice whilst visual impacts of the site activities are minimised.

“Mick George Ltd is committed to the development of a site which is environmentally and economically sustainable, with the overall aim to greatly reduce the amount of material that needs to be sent to landfill.

“Due to the nature of the site and the proposed development it is considered that there will be negligible environmental impacts caused by the development.”