PROPOSALS for a new resource recovery facility in Barry have raised objects from Barry Town Council.

Vale of Glamorgan Council have proposed that the Atlantic Trading Estate site to handle up to 75,000 tonnes of waste each year from households and businesses, to help the council meet its 70 per cent recycling rate target.

But the plan has raised serious concerns over increased traffic, excessive noise, and questions over the degree to which alternative locations have been considered for the facility.

Plaid Cymru Councillor, Millie Collins, represents the area around the trading estate, and as a member of Barry Town Council's planning committe, supported the objection.

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Cllr Collins said: “The Vale Council held a pre-application consultation at the start of 2020, but their final proposal has not changed anything since the concerns raised at that time.

“The facility is on an industrial site, but lorries from all over the Vale will have to go through residential areas in Barry to get there. It’s also an area where the Vale is keen to build more homes.

“We believe that this is the wrong location. The Vale should consider other locations closer to the main road network so that the products of the facility can be more easily moved on, rather than driven in and out of Barry.

“The proposed site can handle up to 75,000 tonnes, but only expects 45,000 tonnes each year to come from the Vale. Will that extra capacity be brought into the Vale from other local authorities? If not, then why develop a facility so much bigger than needed?”

The final decision on whether to grant planning permission will be made by the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s planning committee.