The expansion of an Angus landfill site to take ash waste from Dundee’s DERL incinerator has been given the go-ahead.
Angus Council’s development standards committee unanimously approved the bid by Carnoustie firm DJ Laing for the extension to the existing site at Petterden.
The operation will extend eastwards by two hectares.
Agricultural land will be built up by about seven yards on part of the sloping site to create a flat storage area for the material.
Councillors heard a bund will also be formed at the site’s southern edge and planted to integrate the expansion into the landscape.
Permission granted in 2003 limited the overall number of vehicle movements to the site to 400 per day – 200 in and 200 out – but the applicants indicated the site is operating at less than half that number and the new proposal will not result in any significant increase.
Both Tealing Community Council and its Murroes and Wellbank neighbours submitted objections to the proposal, centred around concerns over the type of material coming to the site, traffic issues and environmental impact.
The committee was assured by planning officials the DERL material is non-hazardous.