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Extending the life of Carr & Bircher’s recycling facilities and landfill

case_studyBased near Saffron Walden in North Essex, Carr & Bircher is a skip hire company and a major recycler of inert waste. Planning permission for their recycling facility and inert waste landfill site was due to expire in December 2013.

Carr & Bircher commissioned Wiser Environment to submit a planning application to extend the end date of the consent for twelve years. Wiser Environment wrote the planning application and supporting statements, determining the projected waste inputs into the site in order to justify the length of the extension requested. We also undertook a thorough review of planning policy; taking into account Essex’ local waste plan and the emerging development framework.

After extensive liaison with Essex County Council and a protracted application process, permission was given in February 2014.

Colin Carr, Director, Carr & Bircher says: “We are delighted with the outcome of the planning process and are very grateful to Wiser Environment for helping to enable us to continue our business. We have worked with the team for over ten years which speaks volumes about the quality of their work and our relationship with them”.

Wiser Environment also carries out monitoring for Carr & Bircher’s landfill site and annual interpretive monitoring reports which are submitted to the Environment Agency. Wiser provides advice and liaison with the Environment Agency and Planning Authority on general regulatory and compliance issues. For more information about Carr & Bircher, visit