Llantrisant Recycling Centre, Pantybrad Lane, Llantrisant

Extension and reconfiguration of existing community recycling centre and yard.

1. Read about the proposal
2. View the draft application
3. Have your say
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Llantrisant Recycling Centre comprises a community recycling facility for use by members of the public, as well as an open yard used for the storage, sorting and processing of recycling waste.

The site currently comprises the use of two distinct areas of land. The western end of the site comprises an open yard for the filling of recycling skips by visiting members of the public. Public parking is also provided and a small kiosk provides for the sale of recycled goods. At the eastern end of the site is an open yard with two storage buildings containing a sorting and drying facility for recycled materials, and two biomass boilers that generate heat and electricity for the operation of the facility. Single storey offices house the site's reception and a weigh bridge, and parking is operated by Tom Prichard Holdings.

The majority of the site operates under a planning permission granted by the Council in March 2014 (Reference 12/0037/10). However, due to the increase in the level of recycling within the Council area the yard has been extended.

In 2018 an application was submitted retrospectively to secure planning consent for the yard extension. However, following discussions with officers it was agreed that a more comprehensive submission was required that addressed fully the environmental constraints of the extended site. Following screening of the proposal for Environmental Impact Assessment, a new comprehensive application has been assembled and is now the subject of this pre-application consultation.

The development has the following description: "partially retrospective application for retention of extension and changes to recycling centre; including changes to layout and surfacing, the provision of a weigh bridge, additional buildings, and attenuation pond and draining amendments, change to the type and quality of materials being processed to include green waste, timber and glass, drying of material, operation of Biomass Boilers, DMR processing, glass processing, composting and green waste, wood shredding, nappies bulking, and the operation of the recycling shop, plus a change to approved working hours."

The application documents are provided in draft for this consultation and can be viewed and commented upon using the tabs above. The statutory consultation period will formally commence on Monday 5th October, but the submission is available for inspection and comment by interested parties ahead of this date. Comments received both prior to the consultation period and during the consultation period will be taken full account of as part of the pre-application consultation process.