Dunmow’s Battle of Bins to be decided during virtual meeting


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The Battle of the Bin sites in Dunmow reaches its next stage on Wednesday, May 20 at a virtual planning meeting of Uttlesford District Council.

Landowners David Wolfe and Christopher Lawrence have applied to build a refuse lorry depot, a classic car storage and restoration business, and offices east of the B1256, a kilometre from Dunmow town centre.

Uttlesford District Council (UDC) have submitted a proposal for a bin lorry depot and plans for up to 11 acres of employment land to be built south of the B1256, in Little Canfield, a reworking of a previous application already rejected by the council’s own planning committee.

UDC wants to merge two depots, in Shire Hill, Saffron Walden, and in New Street, Dunmow.

There has been fierce controversy over the two sites with Dunmow Town Council challenging the district council by supporting the private proposals. These are expected to be rejected by UDC’s planning official.