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  Waste transfer stations

12 December 2013

As part of our waste strategy, five waste transfer stations are required in Essex to support the delivery of new waste treatment facilities.
 
Waste collected from kerbside collections will be taken to waste transfer stations for bulking.   No processing of the waste takes place at a transfer station; it is simply a building for the temporary storage of waste before it is loaded on to larger vehicles and taken away for treatment. 
 
The very maximum that waste will be in one of our transfer station buildings is three days.  This is a worst case scenario, to cover public and bank holidays as the majority of waste will be taken away the same day as it comes in.
 
Transporting waste in bulk uses fewer vehicles which means the associated costs and the environmental impacts are reduced.
 
The ’bulked up’ residual (‘black bag’) waste will be taken to the new waste treatment facility that is being built in Basildon.  
The five transfer stations to be built in Essex are:
 

Harlow transfer station

Location: West Road, Harlow (the former Kores Nordic Printing Works).
Tonnage: The transfer station would handle 55,000 tonnes of waste a year collected from the Harlow and Epping Forest District areas.
 
Status:  A planning application was submitted and your elected members from the Development and Regulation Committee resolved to grant planning permission for the Harlow transfer station, subject to the conditions recommended by the planning officers, on 23 September 2011.
 
Update:  Construction work started on site in spring 2013.
 

Great Dunmow transfer station

Location: Land to the rear of the ambulance station, off Chelmsford Road, Great Dunmow.
Tonnage: The transfer station would handle 29,400 tonnes of waste a year collected from the Uttlesford District area.
 
Status: A planning application was submitted and your elected members from the Development and Regulation Committee resolved to grant planning permission for the Great Dunmow transfer station, subject to the conditions recommended by the planning officers, on 22 June 2012.
 
 

Chelmsford transfer station

Location: Land off Winsford Way, Springfield, Chelmsford.
Tonnage: The transfer station would handle up to 90,000 tonnes of waste a year collected in the Chelmsford City and Maldon District areas.
 
Status: A planning application was submitted and your elected members from the Development and Regulation Committee resolved to grant planning permission for the Chelmsford transfer station, subject to the conditions recommended by the planning officers, on 25 January 2013.
 
 

Braintree transfer station

Location: Cordons Farm, Long Green, Braintree.
Tonnage: The transfer station site would handle up to 71,250 tonnes of waste a year collected in the Braintree District area.
 
Status: A planning application was submitted and elected members from the Development and Regulation Committee resolved to grant planning permission for the Cordons Farm, Braintree transfer station, subject to the conditions recommended by the planning officers on 26 July 2013.
 
The planning application is available to view below.
  
Planning Application
 
 

Colchester/Tendring transfer station

Location: Land adjacent to the A120 Trunk Road, Ardleigh.
Tonnage: The transfer station would handle 115,000 tonnes of waste a year collected in the Colchester Borough and Tendring District areas.
 
Status: A planning application was submitted and elected members from the Development and Regulation Committee resolved to grant planning permission for the A120 Trunk Road, Ardleigh transfer station, subject to the conditions recommended by the planning officers, on 28 June 2013.
 
Update: Construction work started on site in Autumn 2013.
 

Planning application