Crawley Goods Yard is an established rail fed aggregates depot. The Day Group wished to add to their existing operations at the site by securing consent for a construction and demolition waste recycling plant.
The construction and demolition waste comprises a mixture of concrete/hardcore breakout and asphalt breakout/planings. The processed material will be reused in the nearby asphalt plant and will be sold to the market as a secondary aggregate. The process is highly sustainable – avoiding the material going to landfill.
Owing to the nature of the proposals it was important to enter into pre-application discussions with the County Council. Whilst the principle of the development on this site was accepted, there were local residents close by and therefore the impact of the recycling plant in terms of noise and dust needed to be robustly evidenced. Planning permission has now been granted.