Plans drawn up for new exit gate at North Luffenham tip so one way system in Glebe Road can eventually be removed
Plans are being drawn up for a new exit gate at North Luffenham Household Waste and Recycling Centre to allow vehicles to move in and out of the site more freely.
North Luffenham tip is currently the only site for disposal of household waste and recycling in Rutland because current Covid-19 restrictions mean the council cannot safely reopen its second tip at Cottesmore.
The North Luffenham tip is currently operating six days a week, from Tuesday to Sunday, with dedicated traffic management operatives and a temporary one way system restricting the use of Glebe Road during site operating hours. The council is keen to remove the temporary one-way system so that Glebe Road can return to normal use. The construction of a dedicated exit gate has been identified as the best way to do this. The tip is currently served by a single gate for two-way traffic.
Cabinet member for environmental services at Rutland County Council Gordon Brown (Con) said: “We are now looking at how minimal improvements can be made to North Luffenham HWRC in order to return Glebe Road to full use, while continuing to manage the site safely and effectively. Regrettably, such improvements are not possible at Cottesmore because of the size, layout and location of the site.”
Rutland County Council is preparing a planning application for the addition of a new exit gate at North Luffenham tip. If approved, the council hopes to start work on the site by November and will review the current restrictions on trailers accessing North Luffenham tip once the new exit is installed.