Decision details

West Lancashire Borough: application number. LCC/2020/0062
Erection of a new wash plant facility for processing of reclaimed aggregates.
Tower House, Stopgate Lane, Simonswood

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No


A report was presented on an application for the erection of a new wash plant facility for processing of reclaimed aggregates at Tower House, Stopgate Lane, Simonswood.


The report included the views of Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council, LCC Highways Development Control, the Environment Agency, United Utilities and details of one letter of representation received objecting to the proposal.


The Development Management Officer presented a PowerPoint presentation showing an aerial view of the site and the nearest residential properties. The Committee was also shown photographs of the site from various aspects and an illustration showing the proposed wash plant.


The officer drew attention to the Update Sheet which contained the further views of United Utilities. To address the comments of United Utilities, it was recommended that condition 8 be modified as follows:


8.   The processing and wash plant including all stockpiles of processed materials shall be sited on an impermeable concrete base. The surface of the concrete base shall be graded in such a way that all water draining off the plant and stockpile areas is collected and recycled in the washing plant. Any collected surface water exceeding the requirements of the wash plant shall be discharged into the existing drainage system shown on drawing P270.3-205A. No surface water shall be allowed to discharge either directly or indirectly into the public sewer.


Resolved: That subject the amendment to condition 8 as set out above, planning permission be granted subject to conditions set out in the report to the committee.


Date of decision: 20/01/2021

Decided at meeting: 20/01/2021 - Development Control Committee

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