On behalf of FM Conway Limited PDE Consulting Limited have recently submitted a screening and scoping request to Gravesham Borough Council (GBC) in respect of a proposed planning application for two additional bitumen tanks, a load out gantry, the installation of a bitumen emulsion plant, and alternative car parking on land at Imperial Wharf, Clifton Marine Parade, Gravesend, Kent, DA11 0DY.
If approved, the Proposed Development will increase the wider facility’s resilience through the provision of additional bitumen storage capacity, safeguarding against delays in bitumen shipments and ensuring a consistent supply of bitumen for asphalt production, meeting the region’s needs for road building and maintenance. In addition, the new load out gantry and emulsion plant will complement FM Conway’s existing established operations at Imperial Wharf.
The screening request will determine whether or not the proposed application falls within Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) regulations. A scoping response from GBC will inform the matters which should be covered as part of an EIA application for the proposed development.