Southwark Metals have just submitted a planning application for a new metal recycling building at Windsor Grove SE27 9NT (next to our local Royal Mail Sorting Office). The picture shows an architect’s image of how the building would look – it is to include a living green roof and one green wall.
The site is on the derelict scrap yard which had permission to process 25,000 tonnes a year but did not operate to this full capacity. The new proposal aims to process 35,000 tonnes per year. Local residents are concerned that the new plans will result in many more vans & trucks on Windsor Grove and neighbouring streets. The planning applications mentions 120 vehicles per weekday and 50 on Saturdays.
If you want to see details of the proposal and/or comment please use ref: 20/01066 at Lambeth Planning portal.
There is a petition opposing the plans at: http://chng.it/2pGy2TsP
Waste sites, including scrapyards, are protected by planning rules in London as there are so few of them and London’s waste keeps growing.
See our earlier post 7/12/19