The site has a long history of operating as an aggregates depot and aggregate recycling activity under the Certificate of Lawful Use (CLU). In 2010, permanent planning approval was granted to consolidate the previous planning decision notice and to relinquish the CLU rights.
The site continued to operate principally as an inert recycling facility with resale of aggregates and low level concrete manufacturing. Due to the growth of the waste business, the decision was made to convert the site to a materials recycling facility.
In December 2013, following close liaison with the local community and discussion with regulatory bodies, planning approval was granted for the construction of a materials recycling facility and reorganisation of the site activities, with the existing concrete plant operations to be retained.
Following the £1.1m investment by the business, in July 2015, the Mayor of Test Valley officially opened the site with children from Nursling Primary School. An open day was held for all local residents and councillors which included site tours for 100 schoolchildren.