Archive – Proposed new electricity sub-station at Gillmoss Recycling Park

UPDATE – MRWA was successful in its planning application for this site.

Merseyside Waste Disposal Authority is developing a new Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) at its Gillmoss Recycling Park. The new Facility was granted planning permission from Liverpool City Council in April 2009. This Facility is for the sorting of recycled materials which come from co-mingled kerbside collections (for example in Liverpool – blue bin, and in Knowsley – grey bin). As part of this development Merseyside Waste Disposal Authority (MWDA) is proposing to apply for planning permission to develop a small electricity sub-station.

Where will the proposed sub-station be located?

The proposed sub station will be located on the Gillmoss site opposite the new Materials Recycling Facility (see location map below) on the internal private road.

 Why does MWDA need to build a sub-station?

MWDA has been in negotiation with Scottish Power regarding the power supply to the whole Gillmoss site in the light of the new MRF development.  As a consequence of that discussion it has been recommended that MWDA develops a small electricity sub-station on the site to provide a more convenient link to the power network.

What will the proposed sub-station look like?

The proposed electricity sub-station will be a small brick-built building surrounded by appropriate planting and screening and enclosed within a security fence.  The building will be 3.8 M high and 10M wide and be built of brick with a concrete roof (as specified by Scottish Power). The low -level building will be screened with mature planting including trees and scrubs.

Will the proposed sub-station be safe?

The proposed sub-station will be entirely located on private land and will not be accessible to the public.  It will be surrounded by a 1.4M high steel/metal paladin or palisade fence with security gates. Access will only be granted to Scottish Power and Veolia Environmental Services.

What is the timetable for the planning process?

Merseyside Waste Disposal Authority is aiming to submit a planning application to Liverpool City Council in late summer/early autumn 2010.  Liverpool City Council’s Planning Committee will then consider the application in line with current planning policies.

I have more questions and want more information – who do I contact?

We know that you may have more questions about the proposal and we’ve provided contacts below so that you can call us, email or write to us FREEPOST. We’re happy to discuss our plans in more detail or organise a one to one meeting if that’s more convenient.
Contact details

Responsible Officer: Graeme Bell, Planning and Environmental Officer
Tel: 0151 255 2543
Merseyside Waste Disposal Authority, 6th Floor, North House, Liverpool, Merseyside, L2 5QT