These images record the condition of land at Hythe End
in Wraysbury over time.
This land is on the route of the proposed River Thames Scheme.
Fowles Crushed Concrete Ltd
Update December 2016
Current Environmental Permit
Fowles Crushed Concrete Limited (FCC) currently hold two permits for
processing inert and non-hazardous waste at the Hythe End Road waste site in
Wraysbury. One permit allows an annual throughput of 50,000 tonnes of waste
with 160 tonnes permitted to be stored at any one time. The other permit
allows an annual throughput of 75,000 tonnes but does not allow the storage
of waste. FCC has also registered four exemptions at this site. Exemptions
are for low risk waste operations. They do not need to be applied for but
the operator must register any exemptions they are using with us. Further
information on permit and exemptions can be found at
Withdrawal of revocation and enforcement
In February 2016, we revoked both permits held by FCC for this site.
Since then, we have continued to review operator compliance at the site. On
29 November 2016 we determined that it was no longer appropriate or
proportionate to continue with the enforcement action at this site. This is
because the operator has made improvements to its operating methods, such as
site surfacing and dust suppression measures.
FCC has also submitted a duly made application to vary and consolidate
its permits. The variation application, if granted, would authorise the
waste storage that was the subject of our enforcement action.
Permit variation application
FCC has applied to vary and consolidate its existing two permits into
one. This permit would allow an annual throughput
of 125,000 tonnes and storage limit of approximately 2,600 tonnes.
This will be subject to a Flood Risk Assessment (FRA) which the operator
has to submit as part of the application process.
The variation would not be issued unless we have received a suitable FRA
and conditions are set in a revised permit that would safeguard the
As part of the permit application process, we
will consult with the public.
We will inform you when this will be happening,
where this can be viewed and deadlines for the consultation.
We will also inform you of what issues we can
consider as part of the application.
This public consultation will allow residents
and interested parties to comment on the proposed variation.
We will continue to inspect the site against the current permits until
the permit variation application is determined.
We will review the procedures for accepting waste, which includes
quantities accepted on site.
Should the variation be issued we will start regulating against the new
If we do not grant the new variation we will review our enforcement
options against the current permits.
Report an incident
Please note that issues relating to planning, traffic and vehicle
movements are outside the remit of the Environment Agency. Therefore we are
unable to investigate these issues. For planning
and traffic issues, please contact Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead
Council on 01628 683800.
If you are concerned about excessive noise or other amenity issues such
as dust or odour from waste sites please continue to report these to our
Incident Hotline on 0800 80 70 60. This is available 24 hours a day, 7 days
We carefully assess every report we receive of an environmental incident.
We send our officers out to investigate further if we believe there is
evidence of a serious impact on the environment. The reports we receive are
invaluable in helping us build up a clearer picture of where problems may be
occurring and whether we need to investigate further. By focussing our
efforts in this way, we ensure we make the best use of our resources.
If we do not attend an incident, it does not mean we ignore the reports
we received. We use any information we receive to focus our resources better
and be more intelligence-led in our approach.