Whittlesey waste yard submits plans amid appeal over hours of operation at site

East Anglian Resources Limited (EARL) put forward the plans for their site in May. Photo: EARL

East Anglian Resources Limited (EARL) put forward the plans for their site in May. Photo: EARL

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A wood waste yard in Whittlesey - which had lorries causing disruption to residents during the night - has submitted plans to extend their development for a further five years.

East Anglian Resources Limited (EARL) put forward the plans for their site in May.

It comes as an appeal had been lodged by the company last year against enforcement notices for breach of planning conditions that restricted hours of operation at the site.

At a planning committee held at Cambridgeshire County Council last week, Deborah Jenkins, principal enforcement and monitoring officer, said: “On November 7 2017, and again on 4 May 2018, enforcement notices were served upon EARL for breach of planning conditions that restricted hours of operation at the site.

“The breach that the notices intended to address was the overnight movement of HGVs to and from the site, which is having a detrimental effect on residential amenity.

“EARL appealed the service of the notices to the planning inspectorate, who scheduled a public inquiry for July 10 2018, to hear evidence relating to the grounds for appeal.”

The planning permissions that the notices relate to were for a temporary period, which expired on June 30.

On May 23, EARL submitted new planning applications to extend the life of the wood waste development for a further five years until June 2023.

“These applications do not seek to change the working hours at the site, and so, if granted, the issue of working hours may still need to be addressed”, Ms Jenkins added.

Chairman, Councillor David Connor thanked Ms Jenkins and her department for the work that they have done.

He was informed that the planning inspectorate expects to report to the committee on its findings in December.

No exact date has been set yet.

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