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Recycling firm has plans for salvage yard at disused vinery

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AN ARCHITECTURAL salvage yard for reclaimed, Victorian-era materials will be created at La Maraive Vinery, if planners agree.

Recycling firm Wastenot wants to clear the generally disused La Maraive Vinery site and use the land for storage.

Recycling company Wastenot is seeking permission to clear the generally disused vinery site and use the land for storage.

‘There is a general drive for people to recycle more, and rather than just recycle we are looking to re-use Victorian-era features for the purpose they were originally designed for,’ said the company’s managing director, Bruno Kay-Mouat.

‘If it was a Belfast sink, for example, that is what it will be used for. We are renovating a number of Victorian buildings and we need somewhere to store these things.

‘There is limited suitable space for this kind of storage and, because of the price of storage units, we would have to make a business out of it to make it work.’

A lot of heritage is lost as a result of a lack of suitable storage, lack of monetary value and a lack of will, he said.

The company’s current renovation projects include a Victorian ammunition store, a soldiers barracks and an islet.

The type of items they would plan to store at the site would include inert objects such as brass taps, well pumps, cast-iron products such as lamp posts and radiator railings and granite setts.

If approved, the company will clear the remaining greenhouses, plant and fence on the sides of both neighbours, create a new entrance in the wall and erect storage units with an agricultural appearance.

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‘We are actually looking to use less of the area, tidy it up and make it more neighbour-friendly than it is now,’ said Mr Kay-Mouat.

‘[In terms of traffic] I won’t be going to the site a lot more than I do now.

‘I will be taking things there and then leaving them there until they are needed.’

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