Plans for a new waste transfer station have been submitted on Ashfield Way, off Whitehall Road.
The proposals, at the Whitehall Trading Estate, would see a building used for storage turned into a waste transfer station.
In a planning statement accompanying the application, developers say:
“It is proposed that this operation will accept skip waste from local construction contracts, householders who wish to dispose of builders’ rubble, soil, grass, vegetation, non-putrescible or biodegradable household waste such as plastic, wood, electrical goods, washing machines and furniture. The facility will also accept larger skips of construction waste.”
They say the impact of the proposal on surrounding areas of Farnley, New Farnley and Lower Wortley would be ‘minimal’:
“The size and scale of the development will not pose a risk to the surrounding industrial use of the estate or to the farm to the south or the residential areas to the north east and west. “
There are four other waste operations on the Whitehall Trading Estate, two of which are construction and demolition processing centres and two are skip businesses.
The plans can be viewed in full – and commented upon – here.