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Waste centre plan for former Ravenhead Glass site kicked out by St Helens Council
6:00pm Thursday 4th October 2012 in News
A HOTLY opposed move to build a BioEnergy waste facility at the former Ravenhead glass site has been kicked out by St Helens Council.
The application had been put to the council by Organic Waste Management Ltd, outlining plans to construct a site which would handle 200,000 tonnes of waste each year.
But many local residents vigorously protested against the proposal project, fearful it would create pollution, heavy traffic and smell.
A council spokesperson told the Star: “The proposal was refused on the basis that it failed to comply with the standards expected for such a site.
“The plan failed to assess the implications on local highways as well as the implications to local residents.”
Mary Abbott, local resident who took part in the campaign opposing the proposal, said: “We are delighted that plans for this site have been refused. I have two young children and it is good to know that they will not be affected by such a site.
“Although I am very happy about this proposal being knocked-back, there are still concerns about plans for a second site which could be put forward.”
There are currently plans for another development on the Ravenhead site, which are in the early stages planning.
St Helens Council have yet to receive an application for the second site.
A spokesperson for GP Planning Ltd, the company dealing with the plans for both sites, said: “The application for the second site has not yet been submitted. We are currently looking into the proposal however we cannot provide a timescale as to when it will be put forward.”