Plans for large recycling facility at former Whittlesey brickworks

A large recycling facility could be introduced at a former brickworks in Whittlesey.

By Joel Lamy
Monday, 30th November 2020, 5:15 am

Johnsons Aggregates And Recycling Ltd wants to carry out an environmental assessment on land at Saxon Brickworks in Peterborough Road ahead of submitting plans for a new facility to recycle 500,000 tons a year of incinerator bottom ash and construction and demolish waste.

The company said its current sites in Bunny, Nottingham, and Ilkeston are reaching capacity, and that it intends to increase its number of staff from 150 to 250.

Forms submitted to Fenland District Council indicate that there would be 1,100 HGVs movements (half in and half out) at the site each week between 6am on Mondays and 6pm on Saturdays, with access via the A605.

The former Saxon Brickworks

The proposed facility would be near the King’s Dyke Level Crossing where a bridge is currently being built to reduce congestion.

The site already has prior planning approval for a Plastic Recovery Facility.

The works were previously managed by Hanson but closed in 2011 with construction instead being concentrated on the King’s Dyke site.

The final decision on any application will be made by Cambridgeshire County Council.

The proposed location for the new recycling facility

Incinerator bottom ash is non-hazardous material produced through the incineration of waste process.

A written submission to Fenland District and Cambridgeshire County councils to carry out an environmental assessment states: “The use of the application site for waste management purposes is well established and the proposal will replace a large proportion of an existing waste operation at the site.”

A consultation has been launched by Cambridgeshire County Council, with people able to share their views by writing into Rachel Jones at the authority’s Shire Hall office, or by emailing [email protected]

The proposed layout