We are currently consulting on an Environmental Permit application from 4Recycling Ltd, also known as 4R Group for an organic waste recycling plant at The Old Peat Works, Reading Gate, Swinefleet, DN17 4BL. The application number is EPR/GB3202XN/A001.
We have begun our assessment and opened a public consultation on the application on 22 March 2019. This consultation period will run until the 8thMay. Attached is a newsletter which provides more detail on our role, the consultation process, and how to submit your comments to us about the application. We would like this to reach as many people as possible in the local area, so that they may submit their views on the proposal, therefore please pass on this newsletter to anyone you may feel would benefit.
We hope you find this informative, and look forward to hearing your views during the remainder of the consultation period.
Keeping you informed – Old peat works – Swinefleet
Our role is to protect and improve the environment so that everyone can enjoy the benefits of a clean safe and healthy place to live.
We are responsible for granting or refusing environmental permits and regulating sites that deal with waste. We have received an Environmental Permit application from 4Recycling Ltd, also known as 4R Group for an organic waste recycling plant at The Old Peat Works, Reading Gate, Swinefleet, DN17 4BL. The application number is EPR/GB3202XN/A001.
We are satisfied that the application contains the required information for us to start our detailed assessment and we will start public consultation on the application on
22 March 2019.
Attached is a newsletter which provides more detail on our role, the consultation process, and how to submit your comments to us about the application.
We hope you find this informative, and look forward to hear
ing your views during the consultation period.
5 December 2018
Re: Planning Consultation for the Old Peat Works at Reading Gate Swinefleet, DN14 SDT
A number of residents in Eastoft and Luddington have raised concerns about the application by 4R Group for an organic waste recycling plant at the above address. Even though it is in the East Riding, Eastoft and Luddington are two of the closest communities to the site and I thought residents might like to be informed about it.
I have today been informed that a planning application has now been submitted by 4R and details are viewable on East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s planning website:
You can find the planning application by entering Public Access and searching reference number: 18/03711/CM
You are now able to submit any views you might have about the application to the Public Access website.
Alternatively, you can send them in via email to: email@example.com or by post. If you prefer to write in, please address your letter to:
Planning and Development Management Team,
East Riding of Yorkshire
Council, County Hall,
Beverley, HU17 98A.
When submitting your comments, please remember to include your name, address and quote the planning application reference number.
I have strong concerns about the impact the operation would have locally, particularly from a transport point of view, and I have submitted my own objection letter today. When submitting your comments, it is important to focus on aspects of the operation which would be unacceptable on planning grounds such as: highway and traffic concerns, visual impact, and noise and environmental concerns.
As our MP, I have no formal role in the determination of planning applications or appeals. Indeed, MPs are not even formally consulted on such matters. My comments on this application will receive the same weight as any other local person’s and that is why it is vital residents make their views known.
As ever, if you have any further questions about this please do not hesitate to contact me or my office.
Andrew Percy MP
4R Proposal Swinefleet
As I promised residents, I recently met with 4R who are behind the controversial potential planning application in Swinefleet. Many residents turned up to the recent consultation event, as did representatives from my office.
Sadly, I was unable to attend and therefore undertook to meet 4R myself to express my reservations about their proposed operation and the concerns of local residents.
I had a very civil meeting with representatives of 4R but it is fair to say we had to agree to differ about the impact of this potential operation and the appropriateness of the site proposed.
The crux of 4R’s argument was that there is a local need for their product and that the site they have selected already had permissions in place which allow it to be used for operations which can already have an impact on local residents.
I take a slightly different view and expressed this to them, particularly the impact that their operation could have from a transport point of view. With up to 32 HGV movements a day through Old Goole and Swinefleet as part of this operation, it is clear that there could be quite an impact on local residents.
I explained to 4R that we have had more than our fair share of disruption locally, not least with the construction of so many wind farms in the area and many of us feel there has already been enough industrialisation of our rural area from these.
I made very clear that residents are very concerned about an increase in HGVs and concerns about what some of these could be carrying and also when these movements would take place.
In short, we had a very civil meeting but I made clear to them that my job was to represent the concerns of local residents and that I would be doing just that if and when this progresses to a full application. Those concerns are legitimate and I will ensure that residents are kept fully updated.
4R Residents Meeting
EASTOFT VILLAGE HALL
7pm Tuesday, 16th October.
The meeting will be run as an open forum for people to air their concern with regards to the pending planning application by 4R recycling.
The waste hub steering group will be attending to give us an update on where they are in the fight against this proposal AND where WE the residents of Eastoft can get involved and help fight this planning application.
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