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.
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.