Detailed conditions judged unnecessary

Various conditions imposed on a planning permission for a waste transfer and treatment station in Norfolk have been deleted after an inspector held that they were unnecessary and duplicated controls operated by the Environment Agency.

The first condition sought to limit the facility's life to 20 years, after which it should be removed. The inspector decided that there was no justification for limiting the period over which the facility should operate. Although the council claimed that the period would allow the use to be monitored, she held that 20 years was an excessive amount of time to establish its likely impact on the area.

The other conditions sought to limit the total amount of waste handled to 5,000 tonnes a year and restrict the nature of materials processed. The council accepted that the site was appropriate for such a facility and the Environment Agency would control the amount and nature of wastes handled through the site licence, the inspector noted. These conditions would unnecessarily duplicate the controls imposed by the agency, she opined.

DCS Number 100-051-066

Inspector Isobel McCretton; Written representations.

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