Plastics recycling plan for village

Pretty: The picturesque village of Rufford
Pretty: The picturesque village of Rufford
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Plans for a plastics recycling depot in a picturesque Lancashire village have been submitted to councillors.

Leyland-based Mulberry Waste Limited wants to build an extension to its existing warehouse in Station Road, Rufford, near Tarleton.

And members of West Lancashire Council’s planning committee are being asked to approve the application, even though the plant would be on green belt land.

Mulberry say the site has been used for industrial purposes for a number of years and the new building would not cause a nuisance for neighbouring homes.

Even though the plan is to remove some trees from the site, a statement to the council says the depot would still have a boundary of woodland and “there is consequently no adverse impact on the openness of the green belt.”

Mulberry Waste employs 35 staff, mainly at its headquarters in Moss Side, Leyland. The company, which has an annual turnover of more than £4m, says four more jobs will be created at Rufford.