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Residents’ concerns over car wash plan
8:46am Monday 3rd September 2012 in News
RESIDENTS in Selby have raised concerns over plans to set up a new car wash in the town.
A planning application, due to be determined this month, has been submitted to create a new hand car wash with a valeting service on land in Bawtry Road, adjacent to Selby Superbowl.
Neither Selby Town Council or North Yorkshire County Council’s highways department have objected to the plan.
However, six local residents have raised concerns saying they feel it would present an environmental danger to the area.
Their letters claim there is “inadequate drainage”, and no system to capture sediment, oil or fuel from the waste water.
All six also claim: “The waste water is being released into the surface water drain and not the sewer.
“There is potential of lead pollution from the trade effluence seeping into the groundwater due to inadequate design and planning, affecting the passing canal.”
Yorkshire Water have also raised concerns at the plans, and advised planning permission should only be granted if the waste water passes through an interceptor, to ensure any oil or fuel be captured before the water enters the sewer.
The company has also insisted the developer, Mohamid Ibrahan, contact them to discuss the matter.
A decision on the plans is expected to be made by Selby District Council’s planning committee on September 24.