Smart Planning have successfully obtained planning permission for an amended access serving a reputable Waste Transfer Facility in Pitsea, Essex.

We have acted on behalf of the applicant since 2012 navigating through a rather problematic planning scenario.

Planning permission for a change of use of the site to the Waste Transfer Facility was obtained in early 2016, with the approved access to the site was via land outside the applicants control. The previous land owner had no objections to the business using the land, however the land was subsequently sold and the new owner declared the access should cease.

An amended access point was proposed, which actually improved the logistics of the operation and more importantly highway safety.

Due to the sites close proximity to a Listed Building the planning application needed to demonstrate that matters of noise, vibration, lighting and dust associated with the proposed access would not be detrimental to the Listed Building. The planning application also had to include an updated Heritage Statement and Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment (LVIA).

The application was heard at Essex County Councils (ECC) Planning Committee with a recommendation of approval. All Councillors were in favour of the scheme and subsequently planning permission was granted.

Understandably, the applicant was delighted with the outcome, which allows the business to continue operating optimally.

Planning aspirations are not always straightforward and quickly achieved. Here at Smart Planning we will guide you through difficult planning situations from start to finish, no matter how long it takes to reach the right outcome.

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20 December 2018