Planning granted for new household waste recycling centre
|8th May 2018|
Plans to develop a new household waste recycling centre in north Powys have been given the go-ahead, the county council has announced.
A planning application for a new centre on Newtown's Dyffryn Industrial Estate was approved by Powys County Council's Planning Committee last week (Thursday, May 3).
The council purchased the site in Newtown last year to establish a new centre which would be in the council's ownership. Sites in Brecon, Llandrindod Wells and Ystradgynlais are already owned by the council.
Cllr Phyl Davies, Cabinet Member for Recycling and Waste, said: "I'm delighted that our application for a new household waste recycling centre in Newtown has been approved. This will be a considerable improvement on the current site, which is not suitable due to its size and location.
"The investment in this new centre is part of our long-term plans to secure strategic recycling and waste facilities across the county. Having household waste recycling centres in our ownership provides security for this valued service.
"Household waste recycling centres are an essential element for achieving the Welsh Government's ambitious target to recycle at least 70 per centre of waste by 2025."
The council intends to start developing the site shortly and will announce when it will open when works are nearing completion.