Drayton & Taverham

Green light for new £2.75m recycling site

Just Regional
Jun 10, 2020 2 mins read

Plans for a £2.75m recycling centre for Norwich have been approved for land near the airport.

The site, on land off the A140/A1270 junction will feature the county’s largest reuse shop and means that the Mile Cross site can be replaced next year.

The design of the site has been shaped by local people, who were asked in June 2018 what they would like.

How the site will look.

Andy Grant, Norfolk County Council cabinet member for environment and waste, said: “Starting from scratch on a large new site was a great opportunity to provide a recycling centre that meets people’s needs both now and in the future. People wanted easy access bins, smooth traffic flow through the site, plenty of parking and a reuse shop, so this is what we’ve done.

“I’d like to pay tribute to the team for keeping this important project on track despite the extra pressures brought by coronavirus, and I look forward to construction work starting on the site this autumn.”

Now the new recycling centre has planning approval the next step will be to ensure the planning conditions are met before construction of the recycling centre gets under way in autumn 2020. The first stage of construction will be for the 0.4km access road to be built leading from the A140/A1270 roundabout to the new recycling centre.

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