Validation of a Planning Application

On behalf of our client, Aggmax, PDE submitted a planning application for the installation and operation of a concrete batching plant, ancillary facilities and associated access at Lawn Farm Quarry Wetherden. The application was made to Suffolk County Council and we would like to congratulate our client Aggmax on receiving confirmation of the validation on the 25th June 2018.

Should the application be successful the site should be able to produce in the order of 30,000m3 of concrete based products per annum. This will greatly support both domestic and commercial uses throughout Suffolk for years to come.

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Thorney Mill Sidings – Resolution to Grant

PDE recently submitted a planning application to Buckinghamshire County Council on behalf of our client Breedon Southern Limited for the importation, storage and onward distribution of rail borne aggregates together with the erection and use of a concrete batching plant at Thorney Mill Sidings, Buckinghamshire.

Following consideration by Buckinghamshire County Council the matter was resolved to grant in July following decision by the Buckinghamshire County Council Development Control Committee.

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Permission Granted for the Restoration of Land at Stone Pit 1

On the 24th July 2018 PDE received confirmation that permission has been granted for an application submitted to Kent County Council on behalf of our client Land Logical Limited. The application facilitates the continued restoration of the northern half of Stone Pit via the importation and recovery of inert engineering materials and soils to establish a sustainable final landform.

In 1983 Dartford Borough Council granted permission references DA/83/95 and DA/83/96 which revised the infilling, landscaping and restoration of previous consents. In the latter stages of restoration, a gas extraction and migration control system was installed within the soil sub layer. Following initial restoration, settlement of the waste mass has occurred over large areas of the Site, resulting in an unattractive, steeply undulating landform containing numerous ponded hollows. This settlement has also resulted in the gas infrastructure emerging to the surface, causing damage and reducing the efficiency of the system.

The restoration of the Site permitted within the application submitted by PDE will enable the establishment of an attractive green amenity space with numerous biodiversity benefits as wells as improving the gas management system.

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New Minerals and Waste Plans

Cambridgeshire County Council and Peterborough City Council are currently in the process of reviewing their joint Minerals and Waste Development Plan in order to produce a new Minerals and Waste Local Plan which will set out policy for minerals and waste development up to 2036. As part of this process the two councils have sought representations for the allocation of new minerals sites.

PDE recently submitted a number of representations on behalf of several of our clients, including SRC and Land Logical, identifying suitable sites for the extraction of minerals and subsequent disposal of inert waste for restoration.

The identification of these sites is crucial to safeguard the supply of minerals in the coming decades, supporting continued demand within the aggregates industry.

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Waste Recovery Permit Issued!

The Environment Agency has issued a new bespoke environmental permit to S Walsh and Son Ltd for a site at Morston Point in Kings Lynn.

The waste operation comprises the importation and permanent deposit of 350,000m3 of waste on land for the purpose of raising ground levels to create a development platform.

Wastes are to be used in the place of primary aggregates thus conserving natural resources.

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Graduate Consultant – Bury St Edmunds

PDE Consulting Limited is an independently owned consultancy providing specialist property advice to the aggregates, waste management and industrial property sectors. Continued expansion has created an opportunity for a new permanent position, based at our Bury St Edmunds office.

Working in a team environment, the successful candidate will be trained to assist with the production of planning applications, environmental permit applications, environmental management systems, risk assessments and also general estates management.

They will also be involved in undertaking routine environmental monitoring at a number of operational and closed landfill sites throughout East Anglia and the Midlands. Typically the role with involve 3 to 5 days a month on site.

Qualifications / Experience:

  • A degree in a relevant planning, environmental or scientific discipline (2.1 and above);
  • Excellent presentation, communication and organisation skills; and
  • A full, clean UK driving licence.

In return, we offer a salary of £22,000 pa and a commitment to help the successful candidate reach their full potential through an individual training programme.

If you are interested in joining our dedicated team, please forward your CV and covering letter explaining your suitability for the post to Suzanne Walsh at the following e-mail address:

Should you wish to discuss the post informally please call 01743 361918 and speak to Suzanne.

Closing date for applications: 15 June 2018.

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New Standard Rules Permit Issued

The Environment Agency has issued an environmental permit to Lodge Farm Recycling for a waste operation at Lodge Farm, Attleborough. The standard rules permit allows the operation of an inert and excavation waste transfer station with treatment.

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New Environmental Permit Issued

The Environment Agency has issued an environmental permit to SRC Aggregates for a waste operation at Crown Quarry, Ardleigh. The standard rules permit allows the treatment of waste to produce soil, soil substitutes and aggregate.

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Environmental Permit Variation Issued

The Environment Agency has issued a variation to the environmental permit for Brickworth Quarry inert landfill site which is operated by Raymond Brown Quarry Products Limited. An application was made by PDE Consulting Limited for a normal variation to amend the permit boundary to include an eastern extension (Area A). There are no changes to the currently permitted waste types or annual throughputs.

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Update – Success for FM Conway at Newhaven!

We are pleased to announce on behalf of FM Conway that a planning application for the installation and operation of an asphalt plant, concrete batching plant and gully waste plant on land at North Quay Road in Newhaven was approved at the Regulatory Planning Committee Meeting on the 15th March 2018, subject to the completion of a legal agreement.

It is envisaged that there shall be 125,000 tonnes of asphalt, 20,000m3 of concrete and 20,000 tonnes of recycled aggregates exported from the Site per annum. These products will greatly aid in supporting the local area in the coming years.

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