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Planning application lodged for new £1.65m Sheringham recycling centre

Norfolk County Council, 23 February 2023 00:00

The new recycling centre for the Sheringham area is another step closer today as the planning application for the £1.65m project opens for public comment.

The design of the site has been shaped by local feedback after initial plans were revealed in July last year. The proposed new larger recycling centre, which would be across the road from the current site, would have plenty of parking, a one-way system to cut queues, and space for a reuse shop.

Councillor Eric Vardy, Cabinet Member for Environment and Waste, said: "This is a key step in this important scheme which is part of our ongoing Norfolk-wide recycling centre improvement project; to provide new larger sites with better facilities that are fit for the future. I welcome the opportunity to provide a reuse shop for the people of this area for the very first time, as we know that over the years our popular reuse shops across the county have prevented thousands of tonnes of good quality items from being thrown away."

Cllr Judy Oliver, County Councillor for the Sheringham division (where the new recycling centre would be located), said: "I am delighted at the progress being made with this important project which be of huge benefit to the residents of Sheringham and Beeston Regis and the surrounding areas."

If planning permission is secured work is expected to get underway on site later in the year.

For more information on the Sheringham recycling centre project, and other upcoming improvements across the county, visit our waste projects page.

View the planning application on Norfolk County Council's planning portal. (opens new window)

Further information

Sheringham area recycling centre

The Sheringham area recycling centre consultation ran from 1-31 July 2022, and had 233 responses. There was an exhibition at Sheringham Library from 1-12 July, and a drop in event at the Holway Road Community Centre in Sheringham on Wednesday 13 July from 2.30-6.30pm.

The consultation feedback has been used to further refine the proposed layout. Key refinements have included moving the main material streams, including green waste and general waste, to the side with more parking bays, which will improve accessibility to those containers, increasing the footprint of the reuse area, and further development of the proposed landscaping plans.

The County Council has an ongoing programme of recycling centre improvements across the county:

  • Norwich North Recycling Centre and Norwich South Recycling Centre opened in 2021 and include large, purpose-built reuse shops
  • A new recycling centre for the Long Stratton area, to replace the current site at Morningthorpe
  • A new site for the North Walsham area to replace the existing Worstead Recycling Centre, providing a larger, more modern site with reuse facility by 2025
  • A new recycling centre for Wymondham is planned to replace the existing site, which is very small with a single-track access road. Due to proposed housing growth around Wymondham and Attleborough, we're proposing to build a bigger site that is more accessible.
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