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Swinnow: Skip depot could become waste washing plant

Plans to turn a transport and haulage depot into a plant for washing waste materials for reuse in Swinnow has been submitted to Leeds City Council.

Applicant BW Skips Ltd wants permission to transform Anchor Works, on Swinnow View, from a transport and haulage depot to a soils and aggregate washing facility.

The existing haulage depot is currently used for the storage of fleet vehicles and empty waste containers.

New plans would see the site used for the separation and washing of up to 200,000 tonnes per year of construction and demolition and commercial and industrial waste, which would be imported to the site by HGV. New machinery would be installed to carry out the activities.

The site would be in operation from 6am to 7pm Monday to Saturday and closed on Sundays and bank holidays. It’s estimated around there would be 140 daily movements to and from the site from a combination action of tipper lorries and skip lorries.

The applicant concludes: “The site is located within an industrial setting and provides good access to the local and strategic highway network.

“The proposed site activities would not generate significant levels of traffic over the current permitted use of the site as a transport and haulage depot and would not have an unacceptable effect on highway capacity or safety.

“The proposed operations would be managed to ensure that they do not give rise to any unacceptable effects on the local environment or amenity. Issues such as dust and noise would be controlled and managed through documented management plans.”

    The plans can be viewed here.

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