Stop Skellingthorpe Rendering Plant Redevelopment
Petition against Redevlopment/Expansion of Rendering plant at Skellingthorpe
The 'Hughes' rendering factory at Skellingthorpe takes dead animals and renders them down and sells the rendered material on for other uses.
- The smell of the factory is often extremely offensive when you are near it (on the cycle path or bridleway) and occasionally the smell comes right into Doddington.
- Hundreds of lorries pass through Doddington every week carrying decaying animal remains on their way to the plant. The lorries are dangerous to pedestrians, cyclists and drivers. The smell from these lorries is very offensive especially in hot temperatures.There is also a huge amount of noise and vibration from the lorries which is disturbing to visitors, residents and damaging to houses.
The planning authorities are currently considering an application from a new operator (Leo Group) to completely redevelop the rendering site at Skellingthorpe.
- Leo Group have a very bad reputation in the other areas where they operate rendering plants and have had thousands of complaints and had huge fines levied for environmental infringements.
- Leo Group will not tell anyone what capacity the new plant will be, but they have said at a public meeting that they are investing £30m in the project and plan a 15 year payback - this will equate to a substantial (doubling or tripling) increase in capacity, throughput of dead material and lorry movements. (Leo Group have stated that they will keep the lorry numbers 'the same as currently for three years’ but will make no guarantees after that, nor will they indicate when the three years starts.)
- This development will substantially increase lorry traffic on the B1190 and Back Lane into Skellingthorpe, neither of which are suitable for lorries
- Skellingthorpe is not an appropriate site for a plant of this size. It has a population of 3,000, it is close to Doddington which is an attractive rural village, with a major local visitor attraction and employer that has benefitted from millions of pounds of public and private investment.
Please sign this petition to register your objection to Lincolnshire County Council Planning Application PL/0055/18 - proposed redevelopment at Jerusalem Farm, Skellingthorpe