Veolia to hold public meeting after challenging refused plans for waste transfer site in Lincoln

Environmental services company Veolia is holding a public meeting today to discuss previously refused plans for a waste transfer site in Lincoln.

As previously reported, Lincolnshire County Council received the planning application for a new waste transfer facility from Veolia ES (UK) Ltd in October 2016, which would be based on its current lorry depot off Long Leys Road, however councillors refused the plans on February 6, 2017.

Plans for the site were originally submitted in October 2016. Photo: Veolia ES (UK) Ltd

The 12m high facility would replace the current depot and would be capable of processing 46,500 tonnes of non-hazardous commercial waste each year.

Following Veolia’s application to appeal the decision, a public meeting is being held this evening (Tuesday, October 3) to discuss the plans.

The public meeting will be held between 6 and 8pm at the Carholme Road Grandstand.

Chris Taylor. Photo: The Lincolnite

Chris Taylor, a member of the StopVeolia campaign, who is against the plans said: “It’s taken 11 months to get Veolia to come and hear residents’ questions.

“Let’s hope they have at last the courtesy to give us some honest answers.”

A spokesperson for Veolia previously said: “We remain firmly of the view that development to allow enhanced activity on site is an appropriate course of action and our appeal will focus on demonstrating that to the planning authority.”