Augean has submitted planning applications to Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council for permissions specifically to accept wastes contaminated with small amounts of radioactivity – Low Level Waste – for treatment in the Waste Recovery Park or disposal into the hazardous and non-hazardous waste landfill sites.
An application for an Environmental Permit to accept LLW for disposal into the landfill has already been submitted to the Environment Agency. The permit application is supported by an Environmental Safety Case which contains a wide range of risk assessments in order to demonstrate to the Environment Agency that the proposals will not result in harm to people in the local area or to the environment. The Environment Agency are undertaking a determination process and have consulted on the Permit application. Their consultation ended on 31 January 2020.
A permit for the treatment of LLW at the Waste Recovery Park is already in place having satisfied the Environment Agency that the processes that handle LLW will be managed so that they are safe.
Augean has consulted with the community and other stakeholders about the proposed development as specified by legislation and local government guidance. Public Exhibitions about the proposals were held on 13 November 2019 at The Clarences Resource and Community Centre and on 14 November 2019 at Low Grange Community Centre, Billingham.
The planning applications that have been submitted have been amended where possible to reflect comments and feedback received from stakeholders that have been received during the consultation process.
A number of documents have been submitted for each planning application. These are listed below with a brief summary to assist you in finding the documents of most interest or relevance to you.
Non-Technical Summary – this is a brief summary of the application in non-technical language.
Planning Statement – this provides a review of the applications against the relevant Planning Policies and Strategies and includes an assessment of the need for the development. A detailed description of the site and the proposed development as well as a number of plans are included in the Planning Statement.
Environmental Statement – this provides an assessment of the potential impact on human health and the environment associated with the proposed development. A detailed description of the site and the proposed development as well as a number of plans are included in the Environmental Statement. The appendices to the Environmental Statement include detailed risk assessments and a Statement of Community Involvement.
You can read a short Non-Technical Summary for the Port Clarence Landfill Site here
You can read a short Non – Technical Summary for the Waste Recovery Park here
The full set of application documents for the Port Clarence Landfill Site can be accessed here
The full set of application documents for the Waste Recovery Park can be accessed here
Stockton on Tees Borough Council publicised the applications as part of the statutory consultation process. Their consultation ended on 4 April 2020. A date for determining the planning applications has not been arranged yet.
A Site Open day planned for 21 March 2020 was postponed following Government guidance on limiting the spread of Covid-19 by stopping non – essential contact with others. We hope that we will be able to reschedule this once the government advises that these measures are no longer necessary.
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