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BIN-CREDIBLE: Plans submitted for improvements at Berkhamsted recycling centre

 Published on: 8th January 2024   |   By: Dean Shaw   |   Category: Uncategorized

Berkhamsted recycling centre could be made bigger and better in a bid to reduce queues.

A planning application has been submitted by Hertfordshire County Council (HCC) to improve both Berkhamsted and Bishop’s Stortford recycling centres after users reported long wait times at both.

This would see the number of bins at Berkhamsted recycling centre raised from 22 to 27.

Of those, a total of 23 would include a rear compaction facility to allow operators to create space in full bins without having to ask users to stop loading them from the front.

The number of drop-off spaces would also be doubled to 20, while a welfare facility would be provided for staff.

To create this extra space, 600sqm of land to the south of the site has been earmarked for development by HCC.

A design statement for the plans says: “The enhancement proposals will alleviate the current difficulties in vehicles queuing, reducing risk of conflict with traffic outside the site and minimising the downtime caused by service vehicles.”

The application can be viewed by searching ‘PL/0366/23’ at planning.hertfordshire.gov.uk

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