Steven Abbott Associates has obtained planning permission on appeal for a waste transfer station in Preesall, Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire.
Retrospective permission was granted by the planning inspectorate for the change of use of a vacant building and adjacent land previously used as a timber sawmill to a waste transfer station, which allowed the applicant's skip hire business to continue to operate on the site.
Steven Abbott Associates was instructed following the initial refusal of the application by Lancashire County Council in February 2008 on the grounds the development was of an industrial nature and on a site located within countryside as defined in the Wyre Borough local plan.
Steven Abbott Associates prepared the appeal on the basis the lawful use of the site as a sawmill would be far more intrusive to the area than the proposed change.
In addition, it was argued the waste transfer station would have no detrimental impact on the amenities of the area or highway safety.
By allowing the appeal, the inspector has enabled the business to continue on the site, lessening the distance the waste has to be transported within the locality.
The applicants are Mr Dean Bamber and Ms Kimberley Parker.