West Lindsey: Virtual planning approves central waste depot

West Lindsey District Council held its first virtual Planning Committee last night (Wednesday), where plans were approved for a new central depot, subject to conditions.
A view of the planned building from the site entranceA view of the planned building from the site entrance
A view of the planned building from the site entrance

Councillors met via Microsoft Teams to consider the application and agreed to the recommendations in the report.

The new purpose built facility will secure the future of waste collections and street cleansing operations in the district.

It will be built near Caenby Corner and will replace West Lindsey District Council’s existing sites at North Warren Road, Gainsborough and Gallamore Lane Industrial Estate, Middle Rasen.

As previously reported last year, the Council’s Corporate Policy and Resources Committee scrutinised the plans, which were unanimously given cross-party support.

Coun Giles McNeill, Leader of West Lindsey District Council has welcomed the news.

He said: “I am pleased to see plans for our new central depot, which has been long overdue, are progressing well.

“Our aim is to ensure our award winning waste and recycling services continue to run as efficiently as possible as more homes are built over the years.

“The depot would be the main office for Operational Services Team to co-ordinate waste services within the district and home to the waste collection fleet and operatives.

“I hope that we can complete the build by late Spring 2021.”

The Council’s current depot facilities opened in the 1970s and are no longer fit for purpose.