Lorry trips from Wath waste centre to begin at 7am

By Gareth Dennison | 23/08/2017

Lorry trips from Wath waste centre to begin at 7am
TK Lynskey, Wath

A WASTE recycling centre’s plan for lorry trips to start at 7am looks set to be passed tomorrow (Thursday) — seven months after the firm’s last bid was rejected.

TK Lynskey in Wath has applied for permission for its HGVs to begin work an hour earlier than the current planning condition of 8am.

The company’s last request in January was turned down as Rotherham Borough Council said there would be a loss of amenity for residents.

But council officials have recommended that the new application for a 7am start be approved by the planning board at its meeting tomorrow (24).

One resident said: “The noise destroys the early morning peace on Cadman Street at 8am each morning. In fact, despite the conditions, it is often earlier than this.

“The noise is constant, insistent and irritating. I get up earlier to enjoy the peace before the noise pollution starts. At 7am, all is quiet and I believe we have a right not to be further disturbed.”

In January, the council said the earlier start would adversely affect nearby residents’ quality of life.

But a new noise assessment submitted by TK Lynskey has changed officials’ minds. 

The firm said there would be no extra journeys — the ones taking place between 7am and 8am would replace those currently happening an hour later.

Sleeves would be fitted to skip lorry chains to reduce noise, it added, and lorries would be directed away from the nearest houses.

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