July 22, 2019 10.12 am This story is over 29 months old

‘Smelly Skelly’ plan faces council refusal

Developers want to build a new plant

Lincolnshire County Council looks set to refuse a plan to demolish and upgrade an animal rendering plant in Skellingthorpe.

Proposals were submitted last year for the plant site on Jerusalem Farm, which is given the unfortunate nickname of “Smelly Skelly” by residents.

The plans were lodged by DS Developing, which is owned by The Leo Group, and would see the site demolished to make way for a new facility with upgraded odour filters.

The county council has the final decision on the plan and its officers have recommended refusing the proposal at a meeting on July 29.

As well as a new facility, the plans would see three affordable homes built and a manager’s house.

A community hub which was included in the original plans was removed in the resubmitted proposal.

But, the county council said in a report that there is no evidence of local need for affordable housing or that the development has “adequately addressed” land contamination.

The authority also raised concern over “adverse noise impacts” and odour on surrounding homes.

Other local councils were consulted on the proposal last year.

North Kesteven District Council objected to the plan amid concerns over traffic, noise and odour.

The authority reiterated its objections after the developer resubmitted its proposals to the council last month.

Skellingthorpe Parish Council has also objected to the plan.

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