Green light for recycling firm to change use of land

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A recycling firm has received the green light from planners at East Riding Council to change the use of land and buildings for their use as a waste transfer station.

The planning application, by Allensway Recycling, went before East Riding Council’s planning committee recently, and was approved. The application site, which is Prospect House, where Allensway Recycling is based, covers an area of about three hectares and comprises a former pig unit. Currently there are eight sheds on site, five formed part of the former pig unit and three are more recent buildings. The application was for full planning permission to change the use of land and existing buildings for their use as a waste transfer station for the collection, treatment, sorting and bulking of wastes prior to their onward transport to recovery, recycling and re-use/disposal. In addition, the proposal seeked the continued use of the site for composting of organic wastes, the shredding of wood and as a materials recycling facility. The planning committee approved the application subject to the conditions set out in the report by the director of planning and economic regeneration, Alan Menzies, but with an amendment to condition seven, the operating hours.