Campaigners are ready to step up their fight against a waste site after another planning application was put in.

People in Elstree have been protesting against the Reviva site at the bottom of Elstree Hill due to concerns the composting site is a “health hazard” for people living nearby.

In January, protesters marched through Elstree demanding that the site is shut down and talks have since been held with the Environment Agency, Hertsmere Borough Council, Hertfordshire County Council and the MP for Hertsmere, Oliver Dowden.

Now a new application has been submitted to the county council. Reviva want to change the use of building and land from green waste recycling and composting to various waste transfer and recycling units. It is believed the waste will be changed from green to industrial.

Despite the change and an acknowledgement in the reduction in smell in the area from residents since the protests, concerns still very much exist.

Elsa Reyes, who lives in Elstree, and has been leading the campaign, said: “I ask myself how a company that has caused nuisance and a health hazard for seven years is allowed to submit another application.

“Residents’ health and wellbeing is being put at risk. I have attended many meetings but not got the answers I want on this site, including why it moved from Woodcock Hill.”

Ms Reyes is worried pollution dust will “plague” Elstree if this application is given the go-ahead.

Ann Goddard, chairman of the Elstree & Borehamwood Green Belt Society has written to the spatial planning officer at the county council.

She wrote: “The addition of 300 extra heavy goods vehicles will cause massive congestion on an already overcrowded road. While stationary traffic causes air pollution.

“The occupation of the site by several businesses will make monitoring and enforcement of health and safety regulations very difficult.”

A residents meeting was held at St Nicholas Church in Elstree on Tuesday where it was agreed that a door-to-door petition would be launched.

Comments on the planning application can only be made until August 14 but residents are also preparing a second march alongside a petition.

The planning reference number is PL\0903\18 and can be found on Hertfordshire County Council’s planning portal.

Reviva declined to comment but in a supporting statement, the application seeks to change the use from an “alleged odour generating process to non-odour generating activities”.