Mablethorpe

Council approves new waste transfer station in Mablethorpe

Plans for a new waste transfer station and recycling facility in Mablethorpe have been approved by Lincolnshire County Council.

The purpose-built facility will be used by East Coast Aggregates, providers of plant hire and demolition equipment for tradespeople and the public.

The station will be located north of Mablethorpe town centre, off Enterprise Road on the Golf Road Industrial Estate.

Two new buildings will be created to provide undercover storage areas and a site office to oversee management of the facility.

The site will be split into separate areas to allow the waste and recycling material to be brought onto the facility and stored in enclosed compounds before being sorted and transferred in specific collection areas.

It will handle non-hazardous materials such as green waste and scrap metal.

A statement supporting the application said that East Coast Aggregates would consider opening the site for use by the public for disposing of soil, green waste and scrap metal.

However, it will not operate as a free tip.

Opening hours will be 7am to 6pm during the week and from 8am to 1pm on Saturdays.

The site will be closed on Sundays and Bank Holidays.

Agent Lincs Design Consultancy said the company would keep noise and unpleasant smells to a minimum.

They said: “The reception and treatment of waste will be carried out under best practice guidelines to minimise the risks of any emissions to air. The sorting of waste will be limited to inert materials, which are unlikely to cause odour emissions.

“The development is unlikely to create additional noise beyond that associated with the existing waste sorting and aggregates recycling activities.

“Materials will be brought onto the site and will be emptied directly into the site compounds.

“The working hours will be restricted to ensure that the operations do not cause a nuisance to the nearby residents.”