Your chance to have say on new recycling centre.

Norwich’s new recycling centre is moving a step closer this week as people are being urged to give their views on plans for the brand-new site that is set to see the opening of Norfolk’s largest reuse shop.

The plans released today also include plenty of parking, a one-way traffic system, and easy access bins with no steps.

Cllr Andy Grant, Norfolk County Council Cabinet Member for Environment & Waste, said: “Creating a new site from scratch has given us the opportunity to shape it to meet people’s needs. We asked people last year what they would like to see at the new recycling centre. The feedback was clear – 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.

“We are yet to start a formal planning process as that would follow in the coming months. At this stage we’d be particularly keen to hear if there’s anything we have missed or may need to change. We’ve set aside £2.75m for the project and I’d urge everyone who lives and works in and around Norwich to take a look at our plans as we’d love to hear your thoughts.”

A site near Norwich airport, off the A140/Broadland Northway junction, has been earmarked for the brand-new recycling centre. Work has been underway over the past year to secure a new site for the city as the contract on the current site at Mile Cross expires in 2021.

The 4-week consultation opens on Monday 4 November and closes on 2 December.

Details of the plans and online survey can be found at www.norfolk.gov.uk/wasteprojects

People are also invited to two drop-in public consultation events where they can see the plans and talk to officers for more information before giving their views.
• Thursday 7 November 2-7.30pm The Pavilion, Norfolk Cricket Club, Manor Park, Holt Rd, Horsford, Norwich NR10 3AQ*
• Monday 11 November 11am-1pm The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1TF