Planning granted for two new waste facilities in Kent
Planning permission has been secured for the redevelopment of two East Kent Recycling Limited (EKR) sites in Kent.
Waterman are pleased that Kent County Council has granted planning permission for the redevelopment of an existing waste facility in Faversham and a new waste management facility in Aylesham.
In Faversham, East Kent Recycling Limited’s (EKR’s) existing waste facility will be modernised and improved. The upgraded facility will handle up to 45,000 tonnes of waste per year. This will be processed by various means, including: baling; loading; processing; screening; sorting; tipping; and treating using a combination of manual labour, equipment, machinery, and plant. These processes will recover value from waste, enabling it to be recycled, reused or recovered, diverting as much as possible from landfill. The new facility will bring employment opportunities to Faversham, also providing essential infrastructure whilst contributing to the effectiveness of waste management in east Kent.
EKR has also secured a new facility in Aylesham. As well as improving efficiency, the facility will help EKR achieve a recycling rate of at least 95% across its business. Recovering value from waste and enabling it to be recycled, reused or recovered, the new facility will further enhance opportunities to divert waste away from landfill disposal. It will also boost local waste management capabilities, helping the area to cope with the waste generated by an expanding local population.
Waterman’s team devised a strategy for the Faversham and Aylesham facilities and worked through various technical options. We investigated the potential for a range of air quality, ecology, landscape, noise, odour, transport and visual impacts, helping EKR structure its proposals to incorporate various control measures. Our approach enabled EKR to realise its ambitions. It is with great pleasure that we continue to assist EKR with planning, environmental permitting and fire prevention plan work.