NRW refuses permit application for Flintshire landfill site

An application for an environmental permit for a landfill site in Flintshire has been refused, because it could be harmful to the environment.

Natural Resources Wales (NRW) has decided that the application for a non-hazardous waste landfill at Parry’s Quarry, near Alltami, could cause odour and groundwater problems that could affect the local area.

NRW had advised the operator, RJS Engineering, on its decision.

Paul Wright, Industry Regulation Team Leader for Natural Resources Wales said:

“Following careful consideration, there are numerous aspects of the application that are unacceptable to us. The applicant has failed to justify that the proposals will not be harmful to the environment.

“We are concerned that the proposal could cause significant odour in the area and could potentially contaminate groundwater. This would have had a detrimental impact on the residential areas and businesses nearby.

“We only issue an environmental permit to a company if we are satisfied its detailed plans make it clear that it can operate safely, without harming the environment or local communities.

“On this occasion, our concerns have not been adequately addressed.”

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