WYG has announced permission has been granted for a new waste management project working with Cheshire East Council (CEC) that will see the creation of a new Environmental Services Hub.
WYG – “Our work so far has demonstrated a truly collaborative approach drawing on the expertise of a number of teams across the business, such as minerals and waste planning & mechanical & electrical engineering, landscape, ecology and environmental services”
Its waste transfer station will accept up to 200,000 tonnes of waste per year and include a facility to produce refuse derived fuel.
This will help CEC to reduce the amount of waste it sends to landfill and meet the objectives set out within its waste management strategy.
WYG commenced work on the project in September 2014, when commissioned by CEC to undertake feasibility assessments for two proposed locations for a waste transfer station and Environmental Hub. And as a result, were able to advise on any risks associated with the development of the proposed sites.
Based upon these assessments and the availability of each of the respective sites, CEC acquired the site at Cledford Lane, Middlewich in December 2014. Following the acquisition, WYG were instructed to prepare the planning application and environmental permit application on the Council’s behalf.
Adrian Lynham, associate director, WYG said: “We are delighted to be involved in this project. Our work so far has demonstrated a truly collaborative approach drawing on the expertise of a number of teams across the business, such as minerals and waste planning & mechanical & electrical engineering, landscape, ecology and environmental services.”
WYG continues to advise the council in relation to the discharge of planning conditions, remediation strategy for the site, ecological survey works during demolition & construction of the proposed facility and determination of the Environmental Permit application.
Furthermore, WYG will provide the principal contractor, Wates Construction Limited, with civil and structural design services with third party advice in relation to waste processing equipment provided by Axion Consulting.