Plans for waste recycling site in Mablethorpe may be scrapped

Sign of the times? Plans for a HWRC in Mablethorpe may now be shelved.
Sign of the times? Plans for a HWRC in Mablethorpe may now be shelved.

A LINCOLNSHIRE County Council policy which was due to provide a new household recycling centre in Mablethorpe looks set to be scrapped.

The council had launched a new policy in 2007 to provide household waste recycling centres (HWRCs) within seven miles of 90 per cent of the population. As part of this, Mablethorpe was one of four towns earmarked for a new site.

However only one has been completed, at Middle Rasen, and the council was unable to secure suitable land to begin building in Mablethorpe.

The county council will now consider whether to amend the plans and replace them with one stating that 95 per cent of households should be within 12 miles of a HWRC.

The council are citing ‘changing economic circumstances’ as the reason for the change.

This will be decided at the executive meeting on January 10.