Consultation on West Suffolk waste hub extended

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A public consultation on proposals for a shared waste hub on the outskirts of Bury St Edmunds has been extended.

People have an extra fortnight to comment on plans to move the household waste recycling centre from Rougham Hill to Hollow Road Farm, off Compiegne Way.

Originally set to close on April 6, the pre-planning consultation will now run until April 20.

Two well-attended meetings at Great Barton and Fornham St Martin Village Halls raised a number of questions and comments from residents.

Main concerns included site access and an increase in traffic, as well as light pollution, noise and smell.

A petition started by a Fornham St Martin resident is also gathering support from both villages.

A set of Frequently Answered Questions (FAQs) and responses are now available online, as well as a number of new visuals which show the site in more detail.

For more information or an online comment form, see www.westsuffolk.gov.uk/wsoh.

A planning application is expected to be submitted to St Edmundsbury Borough Council later in the spring.