No tip off for Biddulph







Plans to close the Biddulph Waste and Recycling Centre in Bemersley Road have been dumped.

The Biddulph waste tip was originally proposed for closure due to the supposed proximity of alternative facilities, and to save Staffs County Council around £150,000 a year. But residents and local councillors complained that the nearest county council run recycling centres in Leek or Burslem were far from easy for Biddulph residents to access. This raised concerns that the closure of the Biddulph tip would lead to increased fly-tipping in the area and a petition set up objecting to the plans was signed by 479 people. However, the Report on which the Council used to form the basis of a consultation was flawed and in April last year the Cabinet withdrew this item from their discussions, but made it clear that it was not withdrawing the item, it was only going to defer the discussions which has led to a year of uncertaintity over the tip’s future. Now though the council have confirmed that the tip will continue running ‘as normal’. Councillor Mark Winnington, cabinet member for economy, environment and transport, said: “We have looked at the options around the provision of a household waste recycling centre at Biddulph and have now decided it should continue running as normal.”

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