Recycling given green light

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PLANNERS have given the green light to a new recycling shed.

Hartlepool Council’s planning committee gave the go-ahead to a new mattress and tyre recycling centre, to be housed at the Cliff House Foundry, in Ainsley Street, Hartlepool.

The site would also deal with vehicle de-pollution, which was the basis of a business previously running at the development, which is proposed by Mark Ashman, of Owton Fens Community Association (OFCA).

Tyres would be recycled through shredding methods and the site would operate from 8am to 5pm on weekdays.

A report to the meeting said the council’s head of public protection has no objections subject to all mattress shredding taking place within a building and a condition restricting storage heights.

Ten councillors voted to approve the proposal and Councillor Geoff Lilley abstained from the vote.

Planning conditions include no waste material to be processed other than tyres, mattresses and vehicles, material storage piles not to exceed 6ft, there is to be no burning of waste materials, no discharge of foul or contaminated drainage and a vehicle wheel-washing facility should be made available to prevent mud or waste being deposited on the highway.