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Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Public responds to consultation call over Middlewich depot plans

 

More than 100 people attended consultation events about Cheshire East Council’s plans to build a new hub depot in Middlewich.

Planning consultants and representatives from Cheshire East and Ansa answered questions at Middlewich Town Hall on Friday and Saturday and there was a display about the proposals, including artist’s impressions of the development.

The feedback from the public will be complied and analysed so that it can be taken into account before a planning application is submitted.

More information about the proposals can be found at: http://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/waste_and_recycling/environmental_hub.aspx

There is still time to fill in the consultation questionnaire by going to: http://www.surveygizmo.co.uk/s3/2045418/Middlewich-Ideal-standard-factory-site

The new depot for Ansa, Cheshire East Council’s operating company for recycling and streetscape services, is proposed for the derelict former Ideal Standard site on Cledford Lane.

It would enable the Council to boost recycling and reduce the use of landfill, making Cheshire East one of the UK’s greenest boroughs.

Councillor David Topping, Cheshire East’s Cabinet member for service commissioning, said: “I hope more people will view the information on the Council’s website and fill in the survey so that we can take their views and concerns into account.

“We will be analysing these surveys before the planning proposals are drawn up and we will consider the public’s views on all aspects of the scheme.

“We are carrying out a full highways assessment which will measure current traffic movements around Cledford Lane and consider the impact of additional movements associated with the proposed depot.

“Once the study has been carried out we will be in a much better position to respond to concerns about highways matters.

“We plan to replace a large, untidy site with a smart-looking, new facility. To dispel some rumours: we have no intention of using it to produce energy from waste; and all our household waste sites will remain open.”

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