Proposals to redevelop Linford Household Waste and Recycling Centre (HWRC) and ensure it continues to meet future growth demand were approved at Thurrock Council's planning meeting yesterday (Thursday 10 January).
The application outlines council plans to improve and update the recycling centre based at Buckingham Hill Road, Linford, and create a more user friendly and safer experience for residents who regularly use the site. This comprises:
- a new carriageway, which means cars no longer have to queue along the road on busy days
- a safer internal access route within the centre as a "one way in, one way out" system for all vehicles
- improved disposal areas for users to sort their recycling into the right bin with minimal effort
Further points made on the application, to ensure the HWRC fulfils the needs of both residents and workers, include:
- enhanced facilities for staff
- the installation of a full drainage system
- two new weighbridges to monitor waste brought onto the site
Cllr Aaron Watkins, portfolio holder for environment and highways, said: "This multi-million redevelopment demonstrates the ambition we are showing in improving facilities in the borough. It is all about enhancing, improving and investing in Linford Household Waste and Recycling Centre by creating a facility that is fit for the future.
"The council is aware from resident feedback that there are some constraints at the site which these plans will address including site layout constraints, traffic restrictions and other concerns, while ensuring we have an enhanced and future-proofed facility.
"This site is used and valued by all residents of Thurrock, so we are acting now to make what is already a good facility even better. This is an ambitious scheme which will take some time to deliver but will deliver fantastic improvements for all residents using the site."