£300k boost for potential future development site in West Bridgford
20 February 2018
Rushcliffe Borough Council has successfully secured £300,000 to assist preparation of its West Bridgford based depot as a potential future development site.
As part of a national £45m cash injection into key community projects, The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government confirmed funding to remediate the Abbey Road facility as part of its Land Release Fund on February 16.
It could see properties built on the site, including affordable homes, as the Council’s garden waste service and Streetwise Environmental teams seek to move operations to a base at Chapel Lane in Bingham.
Negotiations are also ongoing with local authority partners to enable the potential future relocation of the council’s grey and blue bin operational functions that could see the site freed for development by 2020.
Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Economic and Business Cllr Andy Edyvean said: “This is a very positive step for this site in the heart of one of our towns.
“It’s been the strategy of the council more recently to move this depot away from a residential area to give us the opportunity to hopefully redevelop it for a more appropriate use.
“Part of our local plan part two is potentially looking at dwellings here, including affordable homes in line with our policy across the borough, and we will work with partners on how best to deliver this as a possible project.
“Residents won’t see any change in their refuse collection as a result of operations not being located here.
“Our green waste team switching to a new location would give us the opportunity to improve collections and make it a more efficient service. Equally it would relocate Streetwise to a much more appropriate site and allow for the firm’s expansion plans.”