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Major projects and improvements

A new site for South Norwich

The consultation on plans for a new recycling centre in South Norwich, has now closed. Thank you for your feedback on the proposed site and layout. We will be considering this to help to develop our planning application. The proposed South Norwich site is in addition to the planned Mile Cross replacement site to the North of Norwich.
The site is located on the southern end of the Harford Park and Ride and access will be through the main park and ride entrance, off the A140/A47 roundabout.

See the location on Google maps. 

Why we're moving

A new improved recycling centre is proposed to replace Ketteringham Recycling Centre and provide a larger, modern site with easy access for residents living in and to the south of Norwich. The proposed location is on part of the current Harford Park and Ride site, using available spare space with an allowance for daily peak usage. 

In 2021, we need to replace the Mile Cross Recycling Centre on Swanton Road, Norwich.  A planning application has been submitted for a new site to the north of the city, accessed off the A140/ A1270 Broadland Northway Junction. 
The Norwich South Recycling Centre would complement the proposed replacement for Mile Cross Recycling Centre providing a new best practice facility to the north and south of the city. 
Key features planned for your new site:

  • A larger reuse shop 
  • Plenty of parking spaces 
  • No steps on site as the bins will be at a lower level
  • Pay as You Throw service for disposal of construction and demolition waste 
  • Trade service for small businesses
  • One-way system smooth traffic flow and reduce queues
  • The site will not close for essential waste collection and serving operations. 

Timetable for the development of the new site

  • Our consultation is open 17 February to 30 March 2020
  • Planning application submission in May 2020
  • Planning decision expected in autumn 2020
  • Recycling centre construction commences in early 2021
  • Recycling centre opening in autumn 2021

Other improvement works

We ran a consultation, and two consultation events, for you to have your say between 4 November to the 2 December 2019. We used the feedback from this consultation to update the layout and have submitted a planning application, to Norfolk County Council Planning Services.

The new recycling centre will be immediately to the north of the Broadland Northway, accessed off the roundabout junction of the A140 and Broadland Northway.
See the location on Google maps.

Why we're moving

The contract for the Mile Cross site at Swanton Road in Norwich ends in 2021. The Mile Cross Recycling Centre is the busiest site and with new housing expected around Norwich we’re growing out of it.

We’re investing £2.75m in a bigger recycling centre to help us reuse and recycle more.

The proposed new site provides easy access from the Broadland Northway (A1270) and reduces the need to travel into city centre traffic. It is 3.3 miles from Mile Cross Recycling Centre.

Key features planned for your new site:

  • The county’s largest reuse shop
  • Plenty of parking spaces
  • A raised public area with the bins at a lower level for easy usage
  • Pay As You Throw service for disposal of DIY waste
  • Trade waste for small businesses
  • One way system for smooth traffic flow and reduced queues
  • The site will not close for essential waste collection and servicing operations

Timetable for the development of the new site

  • Planning application submission spring 2020
  • Planning decision expected summer 2020
  • Access road construction 2020
  • Recycling centre construction in 2020/2021
  • Recycling centre opening September 2021

We're proposing improvements to the sites at Sheringham and Morningthorpe by 2022.

We'd like to increase the size of these sites, or relocate them, to improve recycling and access to these popular recycling centres.

We're proposing a new recycling centre for Wymondham by 2022.

The current Wymondham Recycling Centre 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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