Leicester

Glen Parva residents welcome Bakers Waste decision

Residents in a Leicestershire village have welcomed a decision to limit waste recycling near their homes.

Campaigners had said the smells from Bakers Waste on Wharf Way, Glen Parva, had forced them out of their gardens.

The firm had appealed against a county council decision not to extend temporary two-year planning permission to process mixed waste on the site.

Residents said the Planning Inspector's dismissal of the appeal had made their efforts worthwhile.

A spokesman for the company said it was disappointed but the decision did not mean the site would close and it would examine options to challenge the decision.

Bakers Waste was given temporary permission to operate mixed waste processing from Wharf Way in 2008.

Local resident Jean Baird said: "Our gardens were just unusable, we couldn't invite friends around for parties.

"We would have to lock the door against smells coming inside and bring the washing in because that stank. The whole thing was a nightmare."

She added: "We weren't sure we would win through and the fact we have is just wonderful."

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