Over 160 objections lodged against proposed tip on Long Leys Road

Over 160 residents and businesses have issued objections to a proposed waste plant off Long Leys Road in Lincoln.

Lincolnshire County Council received the planning application for the tip from Veolia ES (UK) Ltd in October and brought forward a consultation for residents to submit their thoughts on the site.

The consultation closes on Friday, November 18.

The application is for a waste transfer site to be open up to 24 hours a day, and for up to seven days a week, and involve up to 60 lorries visiting the site daily.

Site plans. Photo: Veolia ES (UK) Ltd

The site has seen a large number of residents ‘outraged’ by the plans and have said the site would have a “detrimental impact on neighbouring residential wellbeing”.

Concerns highlighted by residents includes:

  • An increase of noise in the area
  • Odour
  • The potential for 24/7 activity without limitations
  • Vermin
  • Increase in pollution from heavy lorries
  • The site would be an ‘eyesore’
  • Health concerns
  • Potential of hazardous material brought into the area
  • Increase in congestion
  • Close proximity to a food production site is unhygienic

Unaware of plans

Some objections were also issued due to residents and businesses not being made fully aware of the plans.

In one objection, Kate Marshall, Director at Bodytec Accident Repair Centre, said: “We are the neighbouring business to Veolia ES (UK) Ltd and have not been informed of the planning application.

“I acknowledge that a notice has been put on a lamppost within the vicinity and in the media, but neither of these methods are a sure safe way of bringing to the attention of businesses such as ours that will be directly affected by this proposed development.

“Not knowing of the planning until yesterday (November 10) has left us with a tight timescale to consider how the proposed development will impact our business.”

Neil McBride, Planning Manager for Lincolnshire County Council, said: “We did write directly to 21 neighbouring properties to make them aware of the application.

“To ensure others in the local community were also aware of the application, we met our statutory duty to place site notices in the area and a notice in the local paper, while word of mouth and other local lines of communication also helped spread the word.

“Given that this publicity has generated more than 100 comments, clearly this approach has raised awareness of the application.”

For more information on the proposed site and for the online representation form, visit the website.