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Major projects and improvements

A new site for Norwich North

We ran a consultation, and two consultation events, for you to have your say between 4 November to the 2 December 2019.

Over the coming weeks we will be looking at the results of the consultation to help inform the next stage of our plans.

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

  • Our consultation is open 4 November to 2 December 2019
  • Planning application submission in winter 2019/20
  • Planning decision expected spring 2020
  • Access road construction beings summer 2020
  • Recycling centre construction in 2020/2021
  • Recycling centre opening September 2021

Other improvement works

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 propose to relocate Ketteringham Recycling Centre to a new site at Harford Bridge in 2021.

This new, bigger site will be on part of the Harford Park and Ride, which will provide easy access for residents in South Norwich to a new facility.

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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