A waste and recycling site has been given permission to extend its operating hours, despite opposition from people who live nearby.
Raybell and Sons, in Harborough Road, near Pitsford, can now operate from 6am–8pm from Monday to Friday, and 7am–7pm on Saturdays.
It currently runs from 7am–5pm in the week, and 7am–1pm on Saturdays.
There were objections from 57 Pitsford residents on a number of grounds, including that it would increase noise to “unacceptable levels”, increase traffic on the A508, and would be “detrimental to Pitsford residents’ enjoyment of their homes”.
But the plans were given the green light at Northamptonshire County Council’s development control committee earlier this week.
In a report on the scheme, Claire Spokes, from the county council, said: “The works proposed to be carried out during these additional hours would be limited to waste sorting and processing operations within the recycling building.
“No vehicles would enter or exit the site from the public highway outside of the current working hours.”
A letter of objection from Pitsford Parish Council said the extra hours would have “significant adverse and detrimental impacts on the residential amenity of Pitsford”.
The county council committee voted to approve the scheme.