A planning committee has recently withdrawn approval of the expansion of recycling plants which was due to create nearly 60 jobs. The plant had previously been approved but the committee went back on its decision after further consideration. The application was by Bowmans Waste and was going to be an expansion to help the plant deal with commercial waste at its site in Lincolnshire.
After the decision was made in its favour it spent £250,000 and hired nearly 30 people. After it had already done this, the council reversed the decision saying that they were unsure whether the plant would be able to remove the odour it produced to a high enough standard.
Kenneth Ellis is the developer behind the project and he was unaware that the application had been revoked. He commented, “We were granted permission and we hired people and spent a lot of money on equipment, and now we have been told we are unable to proceed.
This is disappointing for the company, as well as the people who are going to have to lose their jobs. The objection they have come up with was something we dealt with at the previous meetings and now it has been brought up again without grounds.”
The waste that was going to be disposed of at the plant is now going to have to travel a long distance to be disposed of and many people are concerned that the roads are going to remain clogged. Instead of being dealt with at the facility, the waste is going to be sent to landfill in North Hykeham.
Others have been pleased that the application was refused as they were concerned that the facility would pollute the local area. One of their concerns was about the smell that facility would create.