Further concerns raised about shared waste hub on outskirts of Bury St Edmunds

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Further concerns have been raised about plans for a shared waste site on the outskirts of Bury St Edmunds following a consultation event.

Residents descended on a drop-in session at Great Barton Village Hall on Monday to air their views on proposals to move the Household Waste Recycling Centre from Rougham Hill to Hollow Road Farm, off Compiegne Way.

The new site would also house a new waste transfer station and vehicle depot.

A month long pre-application consultation is underway and so far residents have raised concerns about traffic around the site as well as the design, noise and smell.

Mark Walsh, head of operations for West Suffolk, said a traffic study of the area around Hollow Road Farm alongside information about the number of vehicles visiting the site will be presented as part of a future planning application, which would be open to public consultation.

He added: “Waste at the site would be handled indoors to limit the impact of smell - but again more detail as to how we will mitigate against each of these factors will be presented as part of a planning application for people to comment on.”

The deadline for comments is April 6. Visit www.westsuffolk.gov.uk/wsoh