Planning permission approved to redevelop Foxhall Recycling Centre.

 

Plans to expand and improve Foxhall recycling centre have been approved. This will also involve highway improvements to the site entrance. The benefits of this scheme will:

  • Reduce the risk of queueing on the highway at peak times.
  • Provide an improved space and layout for easier access
  • Improve accessibility and increase capacity by eliminating the need for site users to climb steps to access containers
  • Improve the Re-use Centre space
  • Introduce greater separation between public vehicles and larger vehicles

The new design will provide queuing capacity within the site and improved access from the public highway. The raised level construction will improve access to the containers for site users by removing the need for stairs. It means containers can continue to be emptied without the need to close the site.

 

Construction will commence this summer (2021) and will be fully operational in autumn 2022.  Foxhall is a popular Recycling Centre and the Council’s intention is to keep a service running at the site as much as possible whilst construction takes place. 

Councillor Paul West, Cabinet Member for Waste, said:

“It’s great that we have the green light to go ahead with these planned improvements to the Foxhall Recycling Centre. I’m really looking forward to when the work gets underway later this year.

“These improvements will have a significant impact on the quality of user experience for those visiting the site, making it easier and more accessible while the process for emptying the large containers will become more efficient.”

A pre planning public consultation took place last summer, comments and responses were considered as part of the planning application.