Public views sought on joint waste hub plans for West Suffolk

Give your views on where West Suffolk's rubbish should be handled ENGANL00120131023145245
Give your views on where West Suffolk's rubbish should be handled ENGANL00120131023145245

The public will have their chance to comment on joint council plans for a West Suffolk Operational Hub in Bury St Edmunds.

The consultation will be between March 6 and April 6, with a drop-in session at Great Barton Village Hall, Elms Close, from 3pm to 8pm on March 16. Details are available online at www.westsuffolk.gov.uk/wsoh and comments and questions can be emailed to wsoh@westsuffolk.gov.uk

Suffolk County Council’s cabinet meeting on Tuesday backed plans drawn up by its officers with those from St Edmundsbury Borough and Forest Heath District Councils for a hub comprising a waste transfer site, council depot and household waste recycling centre at Hollow Road Farm in Bury.

The alternative would be to use land at Rougham Hill for the waste transfer station.

The county says money can be saved by the three councils developing all the services in one place.