New tip will open in Bourne in April 2016

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A new tip will open in Bourne in April after planning permission was granted, but there is no sign of one opening in Stamford.

Lincolnshire County Council will start building the new household waste recycling centre off South Fen Road this month.

It is due to open in April, when the contract with Bullimore’s Sand and Gravel for the existing tip in Pinfold Lane runs out. The council will run the new centre itself.

But the ongoing search for a suitable site for a tip in Stamford is still proving fruitless.

The council’s executive member for waste and recycling Reg Shore (Con) said: “I am delighted that we can now start to build this new recycling centre and this is an exciting opportunity for residents to access high-quality recycling facilities in the wider Bourne area.

“We will start our construction off South Fen Road at the end of September and it will be open for residents to use in April next year.

“This reaffirms our commitment to improving our recycling services across Lincolnshire and we wish to expand on this further as budgets allow.

“Stamford is another place that we have identified would benefit from having a household waste recycling Centre and we have been looking for a suitable site for over 10 years.

“At present we haven’t found an appropriate location for one, however we are not ruling this out in the future.”

The council is also considering new sites where waste will be sorted and managed. Specific locations around the county have been suggested, including one north of Manning Lane and west of Meadow Drive in Bourne.

Development manager Neil McBride said: “Sites will be needed for a range of uses, with examples including household waste recycling centres and waste transfer stations.

“In addition the plan provides for an appropriate amount of sand and gravel to be extracted during the plan period to allow for economic growth in the county.

“The proposals will be put out to consultation later in the year, at which point potential uses for each of the allocated sites/areas will be identified.”

Chosen sites would still need to go through planning.