Worksop: Concern that waste plant will ‘blight’ lives of Gateford residents

Dukeries House, site for proposed new waste transfer station
Dukeries House, site for proposed new waste transfer station

Concerns have been raised over the impact a proposed waste transfer facility could have on the lives of Gateford residents.

Veolia has submitted an application to Notts County Council for permission to build the facility on Claylands Avenue.

The company says it will create three new jobs and assured residents that waste will only be stored on site for a short amount of time.

But some residents are concerned that the development will be upwind of the homes in Gateford and feel it will effect future development in the area.

One resident, who did not wish to be named, said it was the sort of development which will ‘blight the area for generations to come.’

“It is the kind of development which should nenver be contemplated in close proximity to residential or general commercial property,” he added.

Steve Mitchell, director Veolia Environmental Services said the site will ensure it can ‘efficiently and ‘effectively’ deal with a range of municipal waste generated by Bassetlaw residents.

“The proposed site is located on an established industrial estate with excellent main road network and significant distance away from local residential properties. Collected material will mainly be dealt with in the purpose built transfer station building and will be stored on site for relatively short periods of time,” he said.

He added that the noise generated from the site will be below background noise levels.

A waste transfer station is a convenient tipping point for general waste and recyclable materials. Material is bulked up before being transported to another location for further treatment or disposal.