PD Ports amends hazard substance consent to help equestrian business

By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 21 Jun 2017

A move to amend a hazardous substance consent in order for an equestrian business to set up has been approved by planners.

The Groveport Logistics site, Grove Wharf, has hazard substance consent for the storage and blending of ammonium nitrate.

A neighbouring equestrian business which is looking to set up at the adjacent Crosby Le Moore farm was looking to amend the order after the Health and Safety Executive objected to their planning application.

David Jones, speaking on behalf of PD Ports which owns the site, told councillors at North Lincolnshire Council's planning committee today (Wednesday, June 21) that they were just looking to help a neighbouring business.

"We received a request asking if we would be able to modify our current consent," he said.

"If were were to remove our consent for storage in shed 20 on site then there would be no reason for the Health and Safety Executive to object to their application.

Hazardous substance site layout at Groveport

"At the end of the day we are just trying to respond to a neighbour's request.

"Any further delay could be catastrophic for their business."

The application had been called in by ward councillors David Oldfield, Elaine Marper and Helen Rowson on the grounds of significant public interest and public safety.

In his assessment report, the planning officer stressed that the amendment does not seek to increase the storage of ammonium nitrate on site and that the substance has not been stored on the site for some time.

Cllr Marper said it was good to see a business helping out a neighbouring developer and that it should be done more in the community.

Planners approved the application.

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