Commercial Waste Site for Carr Lane, Prescot, Gets Go-Ahead

By on Monday, January 30, 2012

Site of new commercial waste facility on Carr Lane, Prescot

The former BICC (Pirelli) Rod Rollers site on Carr Lane, Prescot, will be transformed into a “recycling and recovery site for commercial, industrial and construction waste.”

The photo (via Google Maps) highlights the site.

Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council passed the application late last year, and Prescot Town Council backed the plans by voting 6-5 in favour.

Local Lib Dems have condemned the move, saying the waste facility will “seriously reduce air quality for Prescot residents” and pointing out that 600 new homes are planned for the adjacent land.

The town council votes were as follows:


Denise Allen (Labour)
Rob Arnall (Lab)
Shannon Arnall (Lab)
Derek McEgan (Lab)
Lynne O’Keefe (Lab)
Dave Rigby (Lab)


Adam Flanders (Lab)
Gillian Flatley (Lab)
Joe McGarry (Liberal Democrat)
Marjorie Sommerfield (Lib Dem)
Ian Smith (Lib Dem)


  1. Laura

    Monday, January 30, 2012 at 11:08 am

    Infinitely more concerning and damaging to the area, where are the 600 new homes going? Is this the end of the playing fields and open parkway next to the motorway?

    • prescotonline

      Monday, January 30, 2012 at 11:13 am

      I haven’t looked into that myself yet, but the Lib Dem leaflet I saw shows the development stretching from Hall Lane to the M57, north of the Prescot-Liverpool line.

      • Laura

        Monday, January 30, 2012 at 11:29 am

        In that case they will be selling off the parkland west of Carr Lane.

        And I say that it is infinitely more damaging, because the current EA permits demand that the air and water quality not be affected by the waste site. However, a housing estate will bring an average of 1.5 cars per household, added sewage and waste disposal / processing impact, and reduced rainfall catchment area (again adding to the oil contaminated street run off hitting the water processing plant).

        • prescotonline

          Monday, January 30, 2012 at 11:38 am

          Here’s a snapshot of the map the Lib Dems published in their newsletter:

          I’m not sure whether this is definitely going ahead or it’s just a proposal.

          • Laura

            Monday, January 30, 2012 at 11:51 am

            Hmmm. The housing development sits over the site on the google map you’ve indicated above. I think there’s either been a bit of confusion, or the housing development is no longer going ahead based on the previous land allocation.

  2. prescotonline

    Monday, January 30, 2012 at 11:58 am

    It is a bit confusing, yes. I based the picture on this map, which was the only relevant official document I could find on the KMBC website:

  3. Harry Doward

    Monday, January 30, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    How many of the councillors who voted ‘YES’ live in Prescot? Knowsley Council selling off land again – I hope they have permission to do so as their track record with other greenfield sites in Prescot is dubious at best, corrupt and illegal at worst.

  4. Lesley

    Monday, January 30, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    Knowsley councilors should be ashamed of what they have and are still doing to prescot. They have run it into the ground.

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  7. Ian Thorogood

    Thursday, June 13, 2013 at 8:34 am

    This all seems really strange to me. Who in their right minds would want to live in a new property squeezed in between an old industrial site, a new waste plant, a railway and a motorway? Have there been ground and soil inspections to assess the level of pollution?

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