A waste management company is looking to increase its processing capacity and build a vehicle workshop as part of new plans for its Watford site.

PB Donoghue has submitted a planning application to Hertfordshire County Council to make changes for its facility in Colne Way.

This includes increasing its waste processing throughput from 75,000 tpa (tonnes per annum) to 200,000 tpa.

The plans also seek to expand its existing processing shed and remove a baling shed for the construction of a vehicle workshop.

This would support the operational maintenance of the company’s fleet.

PB Donoghue also want to construct a new building for dealing with materials and have a double stacked portacabin office.

A document on the planning application says that a “fundamental of the proposed development and its design principles is to create a separation on site between the import, on site movement, processing and export (as product) of C&I wastes and inert/C&D wastes”.

“Not only will such a separation enhance the operational performance of the site, but it will also allow more controlled management of potential impacts such as dust, noise and general nuisance,” it said.

You can view the application here