Plans to move Dunmow’s waste depot could mean more parking in town centre

PUBLISHED: 09:00 06 February 2015

Archant

Around £1.5million has been earmarked to move Dunmow’s waste depot away from the town centre.

The site is currently located on New Street but due to the growth of the town, it no longer meets the requirements of the waste service.

Money has been built into Uttlesford District Council’s (UDC) capital programme to purchase and develop a new plot, which would need space for the trucks as well as a mess area for the staff.

If moved, the depot could provide a mixture of more parking spaces close to the town centre and residential development.

Deputy leader of UDC, Councillor Susan Barker, said: “We want to move it out of the town centre. It has never been a very suitable site and I do not know why it went there in the first place. We have been talking about it for some time and it is time to get on and find a suitable alternative.

She added: “The former site could be used for car parking because we are short of that in the town centre.”

According to Cllr Barker a new site has not been located yet but would ideally be in Dunmow or very close to the town so employees can still get to work easily.

Mayor of the town, Cllr Jonathan Cadwallader, supported the idea but was keen the old site would only be used for parking.

He said: “I would think the most valuable use for the land would be parking.

“I am not sure how big the site is but we could use extra parking spaces in the town centre. I would rather see it used for parking than any other development.”

This was supported by the deputy mayor of Great Dunmow, Cllr Barrie Easter, who added: “Parking is a premium in Dunmow. It is a bad entrance as you have to go up past the war memorial but we do need the extra spaces.”

The depot will be discussed at UDC’s scrutiny committee meeting on Tuesday (February 10) evening.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Dunmow Broadcast visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Dunmow Broadcast staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Dunmow Broadcast account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More news stories

Yesterday, 14:46

A burglary was committed at a Co-op in Great Bardfield early this morning (November 17).

Yesterday, 00:00

Endurance Estates Strategic Land would like to invite you to attend a public exhibition to discuss their proposals for the development of up to 120 new homes, public open space, and a care home, at Land at Parsonage Road, Takeley.

Fri, 14:53

Emptying bins and running the recycling service remains the most important priority for Uttlesford District Council, according to residents who completed a recent survey.

Fri, 12:45

A former police officer based in Essex has been found guilty of gross misconduct after having a sexually explicit conversation with a convicted paedophile and failing to report it.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Dunmow Broadcast e-edition E-edition

Most read stories

Newsletter Sign Up

Dunmow Broadcast weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy