Press release

Bromsgrove recycling facility environmental permit application

The Environment Agency is holding a drop-in session for local residents to discuss the environmental permit application for a new recycling facility on Sandy Lane, Bromsgrove.

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The public drop-in session will be held on Thursday 10 September between 15:30 and 20:00 at:

Fairfield Village Hall
Stourbridge Road
Bromsgrove

The aim of the drop-in is to speak to local residents and answer any questions about the environmental permit application which has been applied for by Ballast Phoenix Limited to operate an Incinerator Bottom Ash (IBA) Recycling Facility, in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire.

Our environmental permit decision is separate from the planning process and focuses on the technology used, how the site is to be operated, the emissions from the operation and any direct impact the site has on human health and the environment. We are not able to consider the suitability of the location (other than the impacts of emissions on local receptors), visual impact, the need for the facility, where the waste comes from and any infrastructure impacts such as transport, power lines and utilities, as these are part of the planning process.

Neil Thomson from the Environment Agency said:

It is important that we obtain and consider the views of the public before we make our final decision on the application. We would like to encourage communities close to the site to forward their comments on the application as part of our consultation process and this will close on 30 September 2015.

Copies of the draft permit and decision document can be viewed online.

Alternatively you can view the documents on the public register free of charge at the following location:

Environment Agency
Riversmeet House
Newtown Industrial Estate
Northway Lane
Tewkesbury
Gloucestershire
GL20 8JG

Any comments should be made in writing by 30 September 2015 to:

The Environment Agency
Permitting Support Centre
Environmental Permitting Team
Quadrant 2
99 Parkway Avenue
Parkway Business Park
Sheffield
S9 4WF

Or by emailing pscpublicresponse@environment-agency.gov.uk, quoting reference EPR/XP3030VM/A001 in any correspondence.

The Environment Agency will consider any issues raised, and will announce our conclusions in the final decision document which will be made publicly available when the permit is issued.

Published 3 September 2015