PDE recently submitted a planning application on behalf of Breedon Southern Limited to North Hertfordshire District Council (NHDC). The application sought to allow the erection and use of a concrete batching plant and associated infrastructure on land at Rush Green Motors, Langley, Hertfordshire.
Breedon previously operated a concrete batching plant a short distance from Rush Green Motors at Langley Sidings, London Road, Stevenage. However this plant was forced to close in 2016 and in the years since, Breedon have been unable to provide concrete products to their previous customers within the area, leaving a significant gap in local concrete supply.
Following consideration by NHDC’s Planning Control Committee on the 16 January 2019 the application was resolved to grant permission. The next step is for the application to be passed to the Secretary of State for a final determination. Should the Secretary of State agree with the decision made by NHDC’s Planning Control Committee, permission will be granted subject to conditions.
The new concrete batching plant at Rush Green Motors will enable Breedon to pick up supply with their previous customer base and alleviate the strain left within the local construction market following the closure of their old plant in 2016. In addition the new plant will support growing demand for concrete products within the local area over the coming decades.