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Talks over new waste tip for Dereham

PUBLISHED: 15:47 09 December 2008 | UPDATED: 14:51 07 July 2010

Ian Clarke

Council officials are in talks with a landowner about a possible site for a long-awaited recycling centre for the Dereham area.

People have faced up to a 30-mile round trip to Ashill, near Watton, or Hempton, near Fakenham, for the household waste sites after the facility at Beetley shut in October 2004.

Council officials are in talks with a landowner about a possible site for a long-awaited recycling centre for the Dereham area.

People have faced up to a 30-mile round trip to Ashill, near Watton, or Hempton, near Fakenham, for the household waste sites after the facility at Beetley shut in October 2004.

The EDP understands negotiations for a site in Dereham are “progressing well” and there could be an announcement early in the new year - but talks are at a “sensitive stage.”

A Norfolk County Council spokesman said “Norfolk County Council has made financial provision in next year's budget for a state-of-the-art recycling centre for Dereham - similar to the brand new purpose built site at King's Lynn.

“We haven't purchased any land but are in negotiations with a landowner.”

In 2006 five sites were looked at but none were suitable and in 2005 a plan to house the recycling centre on the Rash's Green Industrial Estate were abandoned after fierce opposition from local residents due to concerns about noise and smell.

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