MP opposes asphalt factory proposal at Allerton Park

23 October 2023

Harrogate and Knaresborough MP Andrew Jones has expressed concern over a proposal to build an asphalt factory next to the Allerton Waste Recovery Park on the outskirts of Knaresborough.

The proposal has been re-advertised after the company making the application – Tynedale Roadstone Ltd – submitted an updated environmental statement to accompany the plans. As well as the asphalt plant the proposals for a site office, car parking, material storage bays, lighting, hard standing and the removal of trees.

Mr Jones commented:

I worked with residents groups and parish councils campaigning against the incinerator being built . Part of our objections were the potential for ‘industrial creep’ in the area. This application is precisely that.

I have already registered my objection when the application was at an earlier stage of the planning process. I have read the new documents the applicants have submitted and I do not believe the concerns I raised have been adequately addressed.

Those concerns include the potential for further industrial creep, the pollution caused by the production process, the traffic movements during the working day which ends, according to the planning statement, at 11pm and the potential for ground water contamination. I am concerned too that the plant will, in due course, become a 24/7 operation.

Because this is an update to the planning application I have submitted a further objection and I encourage those in the neighbourhood who want to make their own representation to do so urgently. The deadline is 25 October.

Andrew Jones MP
Andrew Jones MP

Residents can submit their objections to the council by emailing or writing to Planning, County Hall, Northallerton, DL7 8AH. Comments must include your name and address.

See the planning application here

We approached Tynedale Roadstone Ltd and the agent, Lichfield, and have yet to receive a response.


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