Anthony O’Connor Application “Refused” – Council Slams Door on Waste Processing at Green Lane.

Anthony O’Connor’s application to change the use of his site on Green Lane to a “Waste Transfer Station” has been rejected.

The O’Connor application was quietly submitted late last year, without public consultation, and represented what would clearly be a foot in the door for waste processing on Green Lane.  The application was rejected on the following criteria:

a) There was not enough evidence to demonstrate the need for a waste centre contrary to the Council’s policy on  Planning for sustainable waste management.

b) There was insufficient information provided to enable the local authority to decide whether the development would have an unacceptable impact on the amenity of residents contravening several other Council policies.

c) Not enough evidence was submitted to enable the authority to decide whether the development would have an unacceptable impact on the nature conservation of the Bridgewater Canal. Putting the application at direct odds with the redevelopment of the Bridgewater Canal Master Plan.

Sky Properties will be paying particular attention to this application.  The community and this action group remain open to discussion on alternaive uses for the Mitchell Shackleton site. Unfortunately, Sky continue to ignore the community and push forward in their attempt to steamroll through the “Eco Incinerator” and their “Eco Park”.

The O’Connor decision may be subject to appeal, so we will wait and make best efforts to continue to oppose this and the Sky Proposal at every step, turn and corner.

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