EMR resubmits planning application for Widnes scrap metal recycling yard


Metal recycler EMR has submitted a revised planning application for a new scrap metal yard in Widnes, Cheshire.

The company withdrew a planning application in May following local complaints, but has now made changes to the original submission.

This includes building a perimeter wall rather than a metal fence, as well as ensuring metal stockpiles are kept below five metres, which is lower than the boundary wall.

In its application, EMR stated that the borough of Halton has the potential for 70,000 to 90,000 of scrap metal per annum.

Currently, a number of other scrap dealers operate in the area and EMR has said these collect about 40,000 tonnes per annum.

EMR hopes to process around 50,000 tonnes at the new site if it gains planning permission.