Plastics firm gets permit

A proposed plastics recycling business has ironed out its permit problems with Lacombe County.

A proposed plastics recycling business has ironed out its permit problems with Lacombe County.

The county’s municipal planning commission granted SLC Canada for Waste Processing Inc. a conditional three-year development permit on Thursday.

It reverses a previous commission decision to refuse a development permit because a soft-skinned structure on site did not meet acceptable standards for the Aspelund Industrial Park, west of Blackfalds.

The temporary-looking building drew complaints from industrial park neighbours.

In a concession to SLC, the commission waived a six-month waiting period normally required to reapply for a new permit with a more appropriate structure.

SLC had also run afoul of the county because it started building on its site without approval.

Eventually, a stop-work order was issued by the county.

A report to the commission by development officer Anita O’Driscoll says the company’s new proposed building and landscape plans “are considered acceptable and meet the intent of the Aspelund Site Development Guidelines.”

Reeve Ken Wigmore said all previous concerns have been addressed.

Construction is expected to start soon. “I would think it’s going to go ahead pretty quick because they were chomping at the bit last October,” Wigmore said.