Kirton in Lindsey

Kirton waste lagoon plans “totally unsuitable”

Councillors in Kirton in Lindsey have described plans for a storage site for food and drink waste as “totally unsuitable” for the town.

Proposals for a lagoon for waste in the town have been submitted to North Lincolnshire Council.

The site would store waste from the food and drink industry which could then be later used as fertiliser for farmland.

Under the proposals, a lagoon would be built north of the B1400 across from Cranwell Close in the town.

The plans have been submitted by D R Jacques and Son but have been recommended for refusal by the council’s planning officers.

The authority said the site would generate odour and have an impact on local residents.

A similar application from Jacques and Son was rejected by the council’s planning committee in July 2017.

But Kirton in Lindsey Town Council said in a letter to planning officers that the plan would have an adverse impact on the local area.

It said: “The council object to this application on the grounds that it is a totally unsuitable site for the proposal due to the proximity of residential properties with the introduction of both odour and traffic nuisance to a large number of families.

“We would reiterate the points made in its earlier submission but would again emphasise its concern that the odours emanating from the site would adversely affect the enjoyment of their properties and outside space by surrounding residents.”

Councillors on North Lincolnshire Council’s planning committee will discuss the proposal at a meeting on October 3.

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