Suffolk County Council’s development control committee today agreed that a waste transfer station can be created at Rougham Hill in Bury St Edmunds despite strong opposition from the town and St Edmundsbury Borough Council.
The waste station will convert the existing household recycling station into a split level site for recycling and onward transportation for municipal waste from kerbside collections. This would become one of three such facilities operating in the county.
Waste would be brought to the station and transferred to larger lorries and taken to the Great Blakenham Energy from Waste facility, onwards for composting and onwards to a materials recycling facility.
Concern was raised in the town about the amount of traffic this would generate and there are fears this will blight porposals to develop land nearby as part of the borough council’s Vision 2031 plan.
Councillors voted seven to four in favour of the application which was placed by Suffolk County Council and members decided they would not make a site visit.