FENLAND: Commercial waste from the Fens could go to new plant in Wisbech if consent is given

PUBLISHED: 11:23 12 February 2009 | UPDATED: 08:53 02 June 2010

COMMERCIAL waste from the Fens will be taken to a new home in Wisbech, if consent is given for a new centre on a vacant industrial site. Plans have been announced to build a waste transfer station and recycling centre at Sherwood Park, a one-acre site in

COMMERCIAL waste from the Fens will be taken to a new home in Wisbech, if consent is given for a new centre on a vacant industrial site.

Plans have been announced to build a waste transfer station and recycling centre at Sherwood Park, a one-acre site in Britannia Way, off Boleness Road.

The centre will deal with waste generated across the district, and will create six full-time jobs.

A statement from applicant Sherwood Park Ltd said: "The scheme will provide considerable local economic benefit to the locality by generating jobs for local people and attracting a new source of inward investment into the area."

Predictions by Sherwood Park Ltd suggest two trips to and from the site every hour - equating to more than 120 trips every week within its planned opening hours of 7.30am-6.30pm Monday to Friday, and 7.30am-1.30pm Saturday.

The statement says the chosen site fits national guidelines, for being close to sources of waste, in a suitable location and free of environmental and amenity constraints.

"The application site is not located in a potentially sensitive area (residential or ecological)," it said. "And the size and scale of the development will not overdevelop the site."

Final approval of the plans lies with Cambridgeshire County Council, but Fenland District Council will be consulted.

"The site location is suitable for the proposed use and will not have a detrimental impact on others," the statement said.

"In addition measures will be included, as required by the Environment Agency, to ensure that pollutants are controlled and not emitted into the environment.


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