THE green light has been given to retrospective plans for a recycling centre at Rosyth Europarc.

The Dalton Group Ltd had applied to change the use of land to create the facility and expand its operations at the Cromarty Campus.

The proposals include the siting of a temporary site office and formation of car parking at Lochinvar Road.

Planning officer Jamie Penman explained that the change of use would allow the firm to lawfully operate as a commercial waste management facility.

"It is proposed that the site will accept, treat, store and bulk waste metal materials and prepare them for being recycled," he stated. "The application does not proposal any new built development on site. The proposed use has already commenced on site and as such, this application has been made retrospectively.

"This retrospective change of use application considers a brownfield safeguarded employment site within the settlement boundary of Rosyth.

"Whilst the proposed use is not a specific employment use (Class 4,5,6), it is for a waste management facility which would complement the range of industrial uses in the surrounding area.

"The proposal would have no significant impact on the amenity of neighbouring uses or have any significant road safety impacts."

The proposed operating hours of the centre would be from 7am until 6pm Mondays to Fridays and 7am until 5pm at weekends.