Arley abattoir 'discharge' issues see Severn Trent step in

Severn Trent has stepped in over 'discharge' concerns from an abattoir in Arley. It follows complaints raised by local residents about the slaughterhouse at Glenside in Ansley Lane, which has increased its activity without council permission.

Severn Trent confirmed that it refused an application for discharge consent over the risk it posed to its nearby Arley Sewage Treatment Works in Station Road. It meant that operations had to stop.

It came after Nuneaton's MP Marcus Jones waded in after raising concerns with the water company. In a statement issued to CoventryLive, Severn Trent has confirmed that changes have now been made.

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Lizzie Frost, Waste Networks regional lead at Severn Trent, said: “We received an application for a discharge consent from this site which has been refused as the quality of the effluent they are disposing of poses a risk to our treatment works. The business has subsequently put their own on site drainage system in place which includes blocking the manhole to stop any discharges into our network.

"Our team has been to the site and we are satisfied with the arrangements that they have put in place, which involves storing the wastewater in a tank before it is taken from the site by tanker." But there remains an unresolved issue.

This is changes made to expand the abattoir without planning permission. As a result, a retrospective planning application was submitted to North Warwickshire Borough Council.

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The borough council, after holding a period of consultation, will now decide if the expanded operation can continue. It is likely to be heard at a planning applications meeting.

Marcus Jones is standing for the Nuneaton and Arley seat in the General Election. Jodie Gosling is standing for the Labour Party, Keith Kondakor is the Green Party candidate and Rob Howard is the Reform UK candidate.

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