Recycling firm submits planning application to improve operations

An aerial view of the Elsa site

Manchester-based P4 Planning has submitted a full planning application for the redevelopment of Climax Works in Reddish, Stockport on behalf of Elsa Recycling Group, a family-run waste recycling company.

The proposals have been submitted to Stockport Borough Council and expands their existing operations to help the company to operate more efficiently through Elsa’s significant business investment to redevelop the site.

Elsa Recycling says it is one of the leading paper and plastics recycling companies in the North West and has operated from the premises on Station Road for 20 years. It recycles more than 700 tonnes of paper and card per week with key clients including supermarkets, local universities and local authorities, helping its customers to minimise their impact on the environment.

In 2019, Elsa acquired Climax Works, a site immediately adjacent to its current location.

The application outlines plans to redevelop both pieces of land to provide better on-site circulation and the storage required to operate more efficiently and with less impact on the local highway network and neighbours.

By creating a circulatory one-way system for vehicles and making aesthetic improvements to existing buildings and hardstanding areas, Elsa will be able to operate a better, safer and more efficient service which will have less impact on neighbours and others using Station Road.

Greg Humphreys, Elsa Recycling Group managing director, said: “Our investment and plans are designed to ensure that the important recycling service we provide can operate more efficiently, safely and with less impact, helping us become better neighbours in the local community.”

Rhian Thomas, associate at P4 Planning, said: “The plans greatly improve the existing operation and will bring significant improvements to neighbouring local residents.

“Planning approval will enable Elsa to invest in its future development, which will benefit the whole area and continue to assist sustainable waste efforts across the North West.”

The consultant team includes M’GRA and SKTP Transport Consultants.

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