A new planning application has been submitted to Walsall Council to enable the development of this site to achieve a more workable and viable facility,. See summary details and key documents below:
- Improved architectural design of the building
- More construction phase employment and higher quality permanent jobs
- Opportunities for education and training
- Increased energy, including renewable energy, generation
- Additional environmental features such as electric vehicle charging points
- Increased capital investment within the area
Vehicles related to the development will arrive from the south from Leamore Lane and along Fryers Road. The waste reception operations will occur during the period 07.30 – 19.00 hours Monday to Friday and 07.30 – 13.00 hours on Saturdays. These are the same periods as currently permitted within the existing planning permission. Vehicle movements are unlikely to occur during traditional peak periods, and not all of the vehicles will necessarily be new to the area anyway, as some will already be servicing local businesses. The overall number of vehicles serving the site will be no greater than that associated with the scheme that already has planning permission on the site.
The new proposal benefits from a significantly enhanced architectural solution. It has been designed as a clean, modern building which will fit well within the setting of the industrial estate and set a benchmark for all future developments in the area.
The approvals process
The revised proposal for the 3Rs facility is the subject of a full planning application to Walsall Council. The application includes several documents one of which will be an Environmental Statement, which will include the following assessments:
- Landscape and Visual Impact
- Noise Effects
- Air Quality
- Human Health Risk
- Ecology and Nature Conservation
- Ground Conditions and Contaminated Land
- Surface Waters and Flood Risk
- Archaeology and Cultural Heritage
Once the new planning application has been accepted by Walsall Council, there will be a statutory public consultation period where interested parties and individuals can make comments on the scheme to the Council. The Council, in determining the application, is required to give due regard to all submissions received.
To operate the facility, as well as requiring planning permission from the Council, various other approvals and permits will need to be obtained. The most significant of these is an Environmental Permit issued and regulated by the Environment Agency. The purpose of the Environmental Permit is to ensure that the development does not give rise to risks to health or the environment.
Non Technical Summary Non Technical Summary 2019
Planning Statement Planning Statement 2019
General Questions & Answers Q&A Aug 2019
Main Report Main Report 2019