Bassendean joins Bayswater in hardened stance against concrete plant

Bassendean joins Bayswater in hardened stance against concrete plant

TOWN of Bassendean councillors have knocked back an application for a mobile concrete batching plant on Clune Street, following the City of Bayswater’s refusal last week.

The councillors made a unanimous decision at last night’s council meeting to refuse the plant, which would have been about 1km away from a similar plant in the City of Bayswater.

About 49sq m fell in the boundary of the City of Bayswater with access and egress to the site from Clune Street, also within the City of Bayswater.

In May, the application was put up for public comment on the Town’s website because of the distance from residential housing and the nearby proposed Bayswater plant on Collier Road.

There were 16 submissions, including two residential owners from within the 300m-500m buffer zone, all of which opposed the proposal.

The main concerns included dust and noise pollution with potential effects on personal health, traffic volumes and potential debris on the road and impact on sensitive land uses within the recommended buffer zone.

Councillors agreed the officer recommendation to refuse approval due to non-compliances with local planning schemes and the Traffic Management Plan failed to take into account the anticipated daily vehicle volume.