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Bulk recycling centre planned for Abermule

 
Created on 27/02/2017 @ 09:35
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A bulk recycling centre to cater for recycling waste from the whole of Montgomeryshire could be sited at Abermule.

The Powys County Council owned and run centre would see recycling from homes and businesses throughout north Powys brought to the site before being bailed and then sent on for recycling in other parts of the UK.

The site, on land currently owned by the Welsh Government at the entrance to the village, could also be partly developed for new business units.

Powys County Council has already approved the purchase of the site from the Welsh Government. It willl need to seek planning permission for the development of the bulk recycling centre and business units.

The plans would also include new highway infrastructure, an electricity substation and a sewerage pumping station.

The council's Cabinet will consider whether to agree to the site being put forward for the developments, which would be subject to planning approval.

A report to Cabinet states: “It is proposed that the site will be shared between the Commercial Property portfolio, which will develop around 53 per cent of the site for new business units, whilst approximately 47 per cent of the site will be utilised by Highways Transport and Recycling (HTR) as a new Material Recycling Facility (MRF) for the northern part of the County.

"Within those figures, approximately 15 per cent of the site will be utilised as highway infrastructure, electricity substation and sewerage pumping station."

It adds: “It should be noted that planning permission to construct any of the units on the site has yet to be obtained. However, we have obtained pre- application advice from our planning department who have raised no concerns over the proposed use of the site.

“It should be noted that planning permission to construct any of the units on the site has yet to be obtained. However, we have obtained pre- application advice from our planning department who have raised no concerns over the proposed use of the site.

 “The main concern raised about construction was in relation to flooding as the site was designated within a high risk flooding area. We have mitigated this risk by carrying out a detailed flood risk assessment which has shown that it is not actually a high risk flood area."

The local county councillor for Abemule, Cllr Wynne Jones, is supporting the plans. His comments in the report include: "The co-location will enable the whole site to be potentially developed over a much shorter period, with building of the recycling unit and the other business units going ahead simultaneously, thus reducing building costs."

 

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