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Compton Bassett landfill site proposal is rescheduled
6:00pm Thursday 3rd October 2013 in News
A NEW date to decide the future of the Compton Bassett landfill site owned by Hills Waste has been set by Wiltshire Council after plans to extend it were withdrawn from the agenda at short notice.
The application was due to be discussed at a strategic planning meeting on September 25 and it will now be heard by Wiltshire councillors on October 23.
An error in a Wiltshire Council planning officer’s report was blamed for the decision to temporarily withdraw the application days before a decision was due to be made.
A council spokesman said they needed to check the mitigation measures Hills Waste had put forward to ensure the level of air quality in Calne would not drop below the permitted standard.
Hills Waste has applied to extend and permanently retain the materials recovery facility at Compton Bassett, where household waste is sorted and recyclable materials are collected.
It also hopes to build a new waste transfer station, from which lorries will take sorted materials elsewhere, and the proposals include a similar system for industrial and commercial waste.
Wiltshire councillor Andrew Davis, who is chairman of the strategic planning committee, said: “We understand the importance of considering this application as soon as possible so both the local community and the applicant have clear direction on the future of this site.”
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