Licence Issued For Pendrethen Waste Operation
The Environment Agency has granted a licence for waste to be processed at the Pendrethen Quarry on St Mary’s.
But the Council says planning permission or a Lawful Development Certificate will still be required for the work to begin.
And they say local residents will be consulted as part of any formal planning application.
The licence was issued to the operator, Mulciber Limited, by the Environment Agency in May.
This will allow them to crush inert building waste, like old bricks, tiles and concrete for use in new construction work, such as screening bunds at the Council-run Moorwell dump.
But the Agency says the operator will also have to move a quantity of waste that was transferred there in error from Moorwell.
Tests conducted by the Environment Agency showed that it’s contaminated with asbestos, although they say the quantities are small and represent a very small risk to human health.
They say it has been isolated to stop it being disturbed and creating airborne particles.
In August 2012, the Council denied that waste was being dumped at Pendrethen.
It’s expected that the material will be moved back to Moorwell, “towards the latter part of 2015” and the Council says the transfer “will be conducted in an appropriate manner to mitigate any risk.”
The Pendrethen and Bar Point areas were the subject of a public enquiry in the 1980’s following a proposal to use them as waste sites.
The enquiry ruled against that at the time.