Aggregates firm granted approval for bagging site

The aggregates operation at New Wharf, Brighton Road, Shoreham
The aggregates operation at New Wharf, Brighton Road, Shoreham

AN aggregate bagging plant in Shoreham has been given permission to expand its operation, despite objections from Adur District Council.

Day Group’s retrospective application for Kingston Railway Wharf, Brighton Road, was granted by West Sussex County Council’s planning committee last Tuesday.

It gives the firm permission to continue its aggregate bagging operation until September 2016 and ties in with the recent granting of a three-year planning permission on appeal for a similar operation on a nearby site at New Wharf.

Together, the two sites will see 106 HGV movements each day, an increase of 62 on the approved number associated with aggregates.

Adur’s planning services manager had objected on behalf of the district council, due to the adverse environmental impact.

Councillors last Tuesday agreed Day Group would need to sign a legal agreement to ensure there would be a maximum of 106 daily HGV movements across the two sites, which includes lorries going in and out.

There are long-term plans for the redevelopment of Kingston Railway Wharf and New Wharf as part of the Western Harbour Arm regeneration.

The adjacent Minelco site is also currently being marketed and an announcement on a buyer is expected in the next few months, following Morrisons pulling out of an agreed development.