The Environment Agency have confirmed that the application by Bodnetts Commercial Ltd has now been decided upon, and a permit for them to operate the waste transfer site will be issued.
For details please see below:
Application for standard rules permit
Application reference: EAWML402596
Operator: Bodnetts Commercial Ltd
Facility: Bodnetts Farm, Plantation Lane, Hopwas, Tamworth, Staffordshire, B78 3AU.
We’re writing to you to confirm that our determination of the application for a permit is complete and that we have decided to issue a permit to Bodnetts Commercial Ltd to operate a non hazardous waste transfer and treatment facility at Bodnetts Farm, Plantation Lane, Hopwas, Tamworth, Staffordshire, B78 3AU.
The reasons for our decision are:
We’re confident that Bodnetts Commercial Ltd is not associated in any way with MC Recycling Ltd, the previous operator of the site.
We’re satisfied that they have the means to carry out their activities in accordance with the standard rules permit reference SR2008No3, without harm to the environment or human health.
They have agreed to clear waste currently stored outside the building before accepting any other waste onto site.
They have also agreed to remove the waste from the land at the rear of and outside of the site.
They have agreed to repair any damage to the site infrastructure within timescales which will be agreed with the Environment Agency.
They have submitted a draft management system which has been assessed and we believe is fit for purpose. The management system includes a commitment to work in accordance with the conditions of the permit and the sites planning consent (ref L.10/03/810).
The reasons for our decision not to consult further are:
All of the reasons stated above.
Many of the issues raised during the consultation could not be considered when making our decision as they fall outside the Environment Agency’s remit. Concerns regarding site location, size of site, operating hours, impact on traffic and parking of vehicles are matters for Staffordshire County Council Planning Department. We have shared these concerns with the council.
Some of the issues raised during the consultation are not concerns for Bodnetts Commercial Ltd to respond to. Concerns regarding the possible contamination of land and groundwater in the vicinity of the site are matters which we’re going to investigate.
We have compiled a summary of the comments made during the public consultation. If you would like a copy of this document or have any further questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or write to us at Environment Agency, Sentinel House, 9 Wellington Crescent, Fradley Park, Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS13 8RR.