Raymond Brown secures permanent planning
- 13 March 2010
- Company & Industry News
Ringwood-based Raymond Brown - a civil engineering, minerals and recycling, construction and building business - is set to invest more than £2 million in the project which will also be supported by a grant from DEFRA under Waste Resources Action Programme.
The project, which will include the construction of a brand new 1800 sq ft building to house the waste processing equipment and an extensive landscaping programme, will create a number of new jobs. The new facility will enable the team to recover, reprocess and recycle 100,000 tonnes of construction and demolition waste per year including aggregates, metals, wood, plastic and plasterboard - diverting these materials away from landfill and sending them back into the local supply chain.
The site located on the A303 between Longparish and Barton Stacey, is owned by Raymond Brown and currently processes construction and demolition waste under a temporary planning agreement. Kelvin White, managing director for Raymond Brown Group, said: "We are delighted to have secured permanent planning for this operation. Over the past few years we have continued to develop our waste offering and this latest success is another major milestone for the business." Another cause for celebration includes planning permission for the Group's gravel extraction operation at Roke Manor, near Awbridge, Romsey which was granted earlier this year.
This includes the annual extraction of 780,000 tonnes of sand and gravel through a five year phased approach, as well as a landfill operation running in conjunction for a total of seven years. Once the minerals extraction project has been completed the site will be restored back to agricultural land. Kelvin added: "This is another fantastic achievement for us. We've liaised with the local community throughout the planning consultation process to ensure they have been kept informed and to give them the opportunity to raise any concerns. "We are now looking forward to progressing with the project which will include the development of new and improved site access and extensive tree planting with woodland management to maintain and expand dormice habitat."
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