Councillors to debate over former household recycling centre becoming vehicle recycling centre

By Max Pearson

Pleas from locals will be heard today at Leicester City Council’s Planning and Development Control Committee today after a petition containing 24 signatories called for the rejection of a former recycling centre becoming a vehicle recycling centre.

The site on Bridge Road, which is still owned by the City Council, was last used as a household recycling site until the opening of a new purpose built facility at Gypsum Close that opened in April 2015.

The application, which was put forward by Mr Norman Hudson, received ten objections relating to noise, air quality and parking.

One of the objectors, Cllr Luis Fonseca said: “My concern is the health and wellbeing and safety of the residents around the area as a whole.

“As you may be aware, this area is one of the most populated areas in Leicestershire.”

He added: “Some of the 2 or 3 bedroom properties have about 15 to 16 people living in it.”

“As this area is hugely populated, the number of cars parked outside the property is immense and there is the possibility of an accident, due to more traffic congestion if this application goes ahead.

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The proposed site on Bridge Road

The application also proposes the construction of a single storey detached building that will be used to store vehicles once they have arrived at the site.

The majority of vehicles, that will be brought onto the site, will be collected by one of the company’s vehicle transporters, with between four and six vehicles expected to be delivered daily.

If the application is successful, the business will have six members of staff at the premises, with the proposed opening hours being 09.00 to 17.00 between Monday to Friday and 09.00 to 14.00 on Saturdays and not at all on Sundays and Bank Holidays.





Beaumont Leys Lane extension construction to be debated by council


By Declan Lloyd

Today, after complaints from residents, including potential decreased property values, Leicester City Council will debate plans for an extension to a property on Beaumont Leys Lane in Leicester.

The proposed construction, on 46 Beaumont Leys Lane, involves a single storey extension to the front and rear of the property, as well as a two storey extension at the side of the property and a single storey outbuilding being at the rear of the property.

The application made to the Leicester City Council Planning Committee will be debated by councillors after there were 12 objections.

Reasons for the objections include residents concerned about loss of light, detriment to local living environment and the character or appearance of the property leading to reduced property values.

Other issues include issues with access to parking.

An objector to the construction and local resident, Adam Hill, said: “If this property goes ahead our houses will be worth less.

“Not to mention the noise that I expect from the building work.

“I hope that the council rejects this application fully.”

However in the agenda for the meeting includes that the proposal is ‘an acceptable design’ and that ‘it unlikely to have any significant detrimental impact on the character of the street scene or the adjoining properties’.

The overall recommendation by the planning officer is for approval.