A recycling company hit by a devastating blaze last year has been given planning permission for a new building on the site.
The Eurokey building in Warren Park Way, Enderby, was burnt to the ground in May last year after arsonists lit rubbish awaiting recycling in an outdoor area (picture left).
The firm needed new planning permission from Leicestershire County Council before it could resume its operation on the industrial estate.
Plans for a new centre were approved by members of the County Council’s development board on Thursday 21st April.
The new building will be used for the sorting and transfer of about 30,000 tonnes of recyclable waste a year.
Neighbouring businesses – Ziotis and VeriVide – objected to the plans, claiming Eurokey had a record of breaching planning conditions.
Councillors followed the advice of planning officials in approving the application, but it was a narrow vote of six to five in favour.
Planners decided the application had to be viewed on its own merit, describing the decision as ‘a new start’.
The approval is subject to strict conditions.
Rising from the ashes….
Drawing of planned re-build on Enderby site