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Green light given for bulk recycling site

Created on 06/08/2018 @ 11:44
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Work is set to start on the first phase of developing a bulk recycling centre and business park at Abermule.

Planning for the Powys County Council development has been approved and today the council confirmed work will begin early next year.

The council will now develop the business park and construct six business units as well as a recycling bulking facility after it purchased the 1.7-hectare site from the Welsh Government last year.
The site already has the basic infrastructure in place after construction work was carried out several years ago as part of the Severn Valley Regeneration Programme, which was funded by European Regional Development Funding and the Welsh Government.
Development works are likely to start early in 2019 with the council intending to develop the park in a number of phases.
The six businesses units planned for the site will be for local businesses to establish themselves and expand while the recycling bulking facility will be for materials that are collected from households and will be bulked up at the site before being transported to re-processors.
Cllr Phyl Davies, Cabinet Member for Highways, Recycling and Assets, said: “I’m delighted that this application has been approved. As part of our vision for Powys, we want to be an open and enterprising council that actively promotes and supports a vibrant economy. Yesterday’s decision will allow us to develop this well-located site so that we can provide opportunities for existing businesses to expand and attract new enterprises to the county.
“The recycling bulking facility is essential to maximise the efficiency of the collection vehicles and ensure the quality of the material we collect as we continue to increase our recycling rates in line with the Welsh Government’s targets.  This site is ideally located between the two main population centres of north Powys.”

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