It feels like they are dumping on Pitsea

Echo: Expansion – the site of the recycling plant Expansion – the site of the recycling plant

ANOTHER waste plant looks set to be built in Pitsea, despite fears the area will be unable to cope.

Officers at County Hall recommended Heard Environmental should be granted permission to open a recycling plant in Terminus Drive, which would deal with 49,000 tonnes of rubbish a year.

Basildon Council has objected to the plans, claiming the bridge on the access route on Pitsea Hall Lane – which already takes 1,000 lorries a year – won’t be able to cope.

With a landfill site in Pitsea Hall Lane, as well as the huge Cortauld Road facility, due to open next month, critics have said the area is becoming a dumping ground.

But the firm hit back, claiming recycling is at the forefront of its operations and traffic additions will be minimal.

Keith Bobbin, Essex County councillor for Pitsea, said: “Once again, we are being dumped on.

“When you think of the number of transfer stations and plants coming to Pitsea, it does seem like we are just there to be dumped on.

“It already gets congested on the roads around the plant, and it will only get worse if it is built.”

Heard Environmental was granted permission last June and started work last August to create a new recycling depot on land south of Terminus Drive.

Nearby Cromwell Manor took the case to judicial review, and lost, but planning permission was revoked after County Hall discovered mistakes were made during the initial application.

This is the first application submitted since the revocation and they have included a heritage statement which concludes it will have no adverse impact on the nearby manor.

If the application is passed, it will see Heard move from its base on the Burnt Mills Industrial Estate and expand by going to Pitsea.

Mark Woodger, of Smart Planning, the planning agent for Heard Environmental, said: “If highways engineers say there is not an issue, then there is no issue.

“The number of vehicles of ours that will be in addition to those going over the bridge is minuscule.

“We have been very patient with this application and it allows my client to expand, increase recycling, and potentially employ more people.”

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9:56am Thu 26 Jun 14

pembury53 says...

let's face the facts, pitsea has been earmarked as the areas waste dump, and why not ? it has to go somewhere, and pitsea seems about the best place to take a dump on......
let's face the facts, pitsea has been earmarked as the areas waste dump, and why not ? it has to go somewhere, and pitsea seems about the best place to take a dump on...... pembury53
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11:35am Thu 26 Jun 14

Howard Cháse says...

That bridge should be replaced anyway. Weren't there plans to do so mentioned in here some time ago?.

It's been in a 'fragile' state for years so really as part of the works going on in and around the Station surely it would make sense to sort it out before it collapses.
That bridge should be replaced anyway. Weren't there plans to do so mentioned in here some time ago?. It's been in a 'fragile' state for years so really as part of the works going on in and around the Station surely it would make sense to sort it out before it collapses. Howard Cháse
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6:23pm Thu 26 Jun 14

sesibollox says...

Oh Diddums
Oh Diddums sesibollox
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8:05pm Thu 26 Jun 14

Devils Advocate says...

As usual, like Cameron's Brother, artisans in the world of non-speak.
Take a 42 ton lorry, for instance, it will be one lorry. No matter how you park it, drive it, paint it, at the end of the day it will be, guess what? One Lorry.
Now why in hell do these lawyers and super sales men expect to get away with "The number of vehicles of ours that will be in addition to those going over the bridge is minuscule."

Straight talk eh? So if they double miniscule, how many will that be?
We are back in the tongue twisting world of "Yes Minister!" Whatever happened to stating the facts?
Then:
"We have been very patient with this application and it allows my client to expand, increase recycling, and potentially employ more people.”
How many is potentially? and if they do employ these "potentially" People, does anyone seriously believe they will be English, paid a decent wage?
There is a good chance of that, in fact, so good that I will call it "Miniscule!"









































“We have been very patient with this application and it allows my client to expand, increase recycling, and potentially employ more people.”
As usual, like Cameron's Brother, artisans in the world of non-speak. Take a 42 ton lorry, for instance, it will be one lorry. No matter how you park it, drive it, paint it, at the end of the day it will be, guess what? One Lorry. Now why in hell do these lawyers and super sales men expect to get away with "The number of vehicles of ours that will be in addition to those going over the bridge is minuscule." Straight talk eh? So if they double miniscule, how many will that be? We are back in the tongue twisting world of "Yes Minister!" Whatever happened to stating the facts? Then: "We have been very patient with this application and it allows my client to expand, increase recycling, and potentially employ more people.” How many is potentially? and if they do employ these "potentially" People, does anyone seriously believe they will be English, paid a decent wage? There is a good chance of that, in fact, so good that I will call it "Miniscule!" “We have been very patient with this application and it allows my client to expand, increase recycling, and potentially employ more people.” Devils Advocate
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3:48am Fri 27 Jun 14

muppetj says...

Omg!! A RECYCLING plant!! How bad!! This company is recycling your waste! I thought we lived in a world where this is a good thing!! They aren't saving up the waste and dum
Omg!! A RECYCLING plant!! How bad!! This company is recycling your waste! I thought we lived in a world where this is a good thing!! They aren't saving up the waste and dum muppetj
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4:07am Fri 27 Jun 14

muppetj says...

Omg! A RECYCLING plant! How bad!! This company is recycling your waste! I thought we lived in a world where that was a good thing? They aren't saving it up and dumping it in the landfill which is only down the same road! And they are worried about the bridge! Well surly replace the bridge! A few lorry's they are worried about! But what about Wat Tyler when they have there events on! Have you not seen the amount of vehicles that drive over to the county park! Yes a car weighs less then a lorry! But the traffic flow is far far worse then a handful of lorries! Well I'm all up for recycling me! And as it said in the article they will be closing there waste transfer station in Basildon to move to Pitsea! It's not like they want to pop up every where.. Plus I'm up for more jobs in the area. As I use the footpath myself that runs along side this new site I notice that it looks clean and tidy in there. The top up near there site which isn't theirs was full of big pot holes and was horrible to walk to the station. I see Heard own digger filling up the holes and making it better for us public to walk on. They have put safety signs up. And they often have some of there staff litter pick the public foot path to keep that area cleaner!! The public that use the footpath are dumping rubbish! Heards clean it up making it more pleasant!! Think people should see the nicer things instead of thinking the worst of the word waste!! Doesn't always mean it's a bad thing. Your rubbish has to go somewhere! If I had a choice I'd choice a company that recycles your waste like this one. Over a company who just dumps it at landfill or even worse fly tips it!!!
Omg! A RECYCLING plant! How bad!! This company is recycling your waste! I thought we lived in a world where that was a good thing? They aren't saving it up and dumping it in the landfill which is only down the same road! And they are worried about the bridge! Well surly replace the bridge! A few lorry's they are worried about! But what about Wat Tyler when they have there events on! Have you not seen the amount of vehicles that drive over to the county park! Yes a car weighs less then a lorry! But the traffic flow is far far worse then a handful of lorries! Well I'm all up for recycling me! And as it said in the article they will be closing there waste transfer station in Basildon to move to Pitsea! It's not like they want to pop up every where.. Plus I'm up for more jobs in the area. As I use the footpath myself that runs along side this new site I notice that it looks clean and tidy in there. The top up near there site which isn't theirs was full of big pot holes and was horrible to walk to the station. I see Heard own digger filling up the holes and making it better for us public to walk on. They have put safety signs up. And they often have some of there staff litter pick the public foot path to keep that area cleaner!! The public that use the footpath are dumping rubbish! Heards clean it up making it more pleasant!! Think people should see the nicer things instead of thinking the worst of the word waste!! Doesn't always mean it's a bad thing. Your rubbish has to go somewhere! If I had a choice I'd choice a company that recycles your waste like this one. Over a company who just dumps it at landfill or even worse fly tips it!!! muppetj
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