Councillors defer decision on fuel storage at Redcliffe Bay

PUBLISHED: 17:00 18 September 2018

Tanks 14 and 15 are located yards away from homes in Waterside Park. Picture: Google

Tanks 14 and 15 are located yards away from homes in Waterside Park. Picture: Google

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A decision on whether a flammable substance can continue to be stored in fuel tanks close to houses has been deferred.

Redcliffe Bay Fuel Depot, in Down Road, stores kerosene in two tanks located on the site’s edge which sit within 10 metres of houses in Waterside Park, but the company stated its processes are safe.

Under normal operating conditions the tanks are used to store approximately 50 per cent of the substance.

The firm is applying for permission to change what it says is a previous planning oversight.

MORE: Councillors fear Grenfell Tower-style catastrophe as fuel stored near homes.

North Somerset Council’s planning and regulatory committee could not come to a decision despite undertaking a site visit back in August.

Council leader Nigel Ashton said: “We do not fully understand the intricacies of it.

“I think it is disgraceful this has dragged on and on for a number of years.

“It is not something we should be deciding, it is too important.”

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