Operating hours

South Gloucestershire Council has granted planning permission for an extension to the operating hours for our asphalt plant.
 

Operating hours

South Gloucestershire Council has granted planning permission for an extension to the operating hours for our asphalt plant.

The application was necessary because we need a more flexible pattern of working in order to respond to customers whose road surfacing works are increasingly required to take place outside peak traffic periods.  Such customers include the Highways Agency and South Gloucestershire Council.

Amongst the beneficiaries of surfacing outside peak hours are the travelling public who do not then have to endure heavy congestion.

The application for extended working hours followed a substantial programme of noise reduction on our coating plant in order to minimise any nuisance to our neighbours in the local community. You can read about the scope of this work here.

The previous permission specified operating hours as being from 3.30am to 7pm Mondays to Fridays and 3.30am to 12 noon on Saturdays. Under the new permission, the permitted hours extend until 11pm Mondays to Fridays and to 6pm on Saturdays.

It should also be stressed that we will operate these extended hours only in response to demand from customers.

Operation of the coating plant outside these amended normal hours will be limited to 60 occasions, except when the plant needs to be run in response to emergency situations that necessitate urgent carriageway repairs. This might, for example, include a serious motorway accident.


Contact Information

To make a comment or for further information please contact Mark Kelly at planninggb@cemex.com.


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