PDE have successfully varied an existing permit on behalf of Anglian Land Drainage Limited (ALD), to allow for an eastern extension to their site at Mawkinherds Farm, in Dunmow, Essex.
Following submission of an application by PDE, Environmental Permit No. EPR/EB3807KY was issued to ALD in 2017 and allows the storage and physical treatment of construction and demolition wastes. Under the existing permit, wastes are treated to produce soil, soil substitutes and aggregate. Treatment consists of washing, sorting, crushing and screening.
PDE successfuly varied the permit to allow for permitted activities to take place on the land directly adjacent to the Site, on the eastern boundary. This extension to the permit boundary will allow ALD to operate to the full potential of their permit, with more space for stockpiling and processing. The permit variation application was submitted in August and the permit was issued in November 2020.
In September 2020 the Environment Agency approved the transfer of a waste transfer station permit from Chaselet Limited to Sewells Reservoir Construction Limited (SRC).
The permit allows for up to 75,000 tonnes per annum of inert and non-hazardous waste to be accepted at Martells Quarry in Ardleigh, Essex, for transfer and treatment. Treatment consists of manual sorting, separation, screening, crushing and compaction of wastes for recovery or disposal.
SRC already operate several permitted waste activities at Martells Quarry, including an inert and non-hazardous waste landfill and a soils washing plant. The waste transfer station is a complementary addition to SRC’s existing operations on the wider site.
In November 2020 the Environment Agency approved the transfer of an inert waste landfill permit from Tarmac Trading Limited to Sewells Reservoir Construction Limited (SRC).
The permit allows for up to 200,000 tonnes per annum of inert waste to be landfilled at Stanway Quarry, off Warren Lane, Colchester. The site requires a volume of 2.95 million m³ of waste, to complete the approved restoration and it is expected to be filled over a period of approximately 24 years.
SRC is an independent, family owned business providing top quality aggregate and waste management solutions. They plan and develop new quarries, waste recycling and disposal facilities and agricultural reservoirs across East Anglia, London & Hertfordshire. Based at Highwood Quarry near Stansted Airport, they supply a diverse range of materials and services for construction, building and large scale civil projects across the UK. Stanway Quarry Landfill is an exciting addition to the growing SRC portfolio.
On behalf of S Walsh and Son Limited, PDE submitted a Design and Maintenance Report to the Environment Agency (EA) for the construction of a flood defence bund at East Tilbury Quarry.
It is acknowledged that the restoration of the quarry complex at East Tilbury and the proposed restoration landform presents an increased flood risk to areas of East Tilbury due to its impact on the flood plain storage capacity. The proposed flood defence works mitigate for this increased risk and also decreases the overall flood risk to East Tilbury. The restoration landform will be shaped to form a secondary flood defence by creating two sluice gates and associated earth-bunded structures.
Construction of the flood bund is required in accordance with the planning permission for the restoration of the quarry.
In accordance with a Section 30 agreement (S30), it was necessary to submit a Design and Maintenance Report to the EA, and gain their approval prior to construction. As part of the supporting information it was necessary to undertake detailed topographical surveys, undertake hydraulic modelling, produce a geotechnical design report and produce a series of detailed construction drawings.
The report was submitted by PDE in June 2020 and approved by the EA in October 2020.
PDE submitted an application, on behalf of Industrial Chemicals Limited, for the surrender of an environmental permit for Titan Works in Grays.
The environmental permit was issued as a waste disposal licence in December 1985 and allowed the deposit of non hazardous, non-biodegradable waste. Under the conditions of the permit, a single stream waste type was used to create an access road in to the site only.
Whilst there were no management or monitoring requirements in the permit, it was necessary to comply with current guidance for the surrender application to be agreed.
A pre-application site walkover was undertaken with a member of the Environment Agency’s (EA) Geoscience Operations Team, following which it was agreed that an application would be made for a low risk surrender.
As agreed with the EA, a limited waste sampling exercise was undertaken and a short technical report was submitted alongside the completed application forms.
The surrender application was submitted in March 2020 and approved in November 2020.
The Environment Agency has issued a new environmental permit for an incinerator bottom ash (IBA) recycling facility to be located at Ridham Dock in Kent.
The application was submitted in January 2020 and the bespoke installation permit was granted to Fortis IBA (South East) Limited in November 2020.
IBA will be imported to the Site before undergoing dry processing and treatment to remove recyclable material and convert the residue into a marketable product in the form of a sustainable recycled aggregate known as IBA Aggregate (IBAA). IBAA will then be exported from the Site for re-use in construction projects. Annual waste throughputs are limited to 400,000 tonnes per annum.
Over the past 10 years, Fortis have recycled, processed and distributed over 1,000,000 tonnes of IBAA into the construction industry. In doing so, they have played an integral part in diverting over 4,000,000 tonnes of waste from landfill.
PDE Consulting Limited recently submitted a Non-Material Amendment (NMA) to Cambridgeshire County Council on behalf of Tarmac Limited to vary planning permission reference H6/0655/95 for the extraction of sand and gravel at Marsh Lane, Hemingford Grey, Cambridgeshire.
The NMA sought to reverse the consented working scheme in light of proposals for dewatering which have been agreed with the Environment Agency and will take place during the extraction and restoration phases of the development.
The NMA was granted on 20 October 2020 and enables Tarmac Limited to proceed with the working and restoration of Marsh Lane Quarry in accordance with the updated working scheme.
On behalf of our client Allen Newport Limited, PDE Consulting Limited recently submitted a planning application to Suffolk County Council for a minor extension to Cavenham Quarry for the extraction, processing, sale and distribution of sand and gravel and subsequent restoration using inert materials together with the use of the existing access.
The planning application was validated on 12 October 2020.
Should planning permission be granted it will facilitate a continuity of supply of sand and gravel from Allen Newport’s long-established operations at Cavenham Quarry, providing continued support to the local construction industry.
PDE Consulting Limited recently submitted a planning application to Suffolk County Council on behalf of Breedon Southern Limited in respect of their operations at Cavenham Quarry, Cavenham, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. The application seeks to enable the variation of conditions 1 and 2 attached to planning permission reference F/15/0110 to allow for the retention and operation of the asphalt plant and associated infrastructure until 31 December 2024 and restoration of the land by 31 December 2026.
The application was validated on 12 October 2020. Should planning permission be granted, it will enable the continued use of the asphalt plant up to the current operational end date for the wider Cavenham Quarry complex.
On behalf of Capital Concrete Limited, PDE Consulting Limited have submitted a planning application for the erection and use of a concrete batching plant and associated infrastructure, together with the use of an existing access road on land at Cricklewood Yard, Edgeware Road, London. The application was submitted to Barnet Council on 07 October 2020.
Should planning permission be granted it will enable Capital Concrete to relocate operations from their existing facility located at Brent Terrace which is due to be redeveloped as part of the Brent Cross Centre redevelopment. The proposed facility will make use of the consented rail freight facility at Cricklewood Yard which offers significant benefits over a non rail fed site as it reduces the need to import materials by road. The proposal will also support the ongoing regeneration of the surrounding area through the provision of concrete products.