Conservative-led West Lindsey District Council held its first virtual Planning Committee where plans were approved fora brand new central depot, subject to conditions. Councillors met via Microsoft Teams on Wednesday, 29th April to consider the application and agreed to the recommendations in the report.
The new purpose built facility would secure the future of waste collections and street cleansing operations in the district, which are highly regarded.
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. The district council’s Corporate Policy and Resources Committee, scrutinised the plans which were unanimously given cross-party support.
Cllr Giles McNeill, Leader of West Lindsey District Council welcomed the news, commenting:
“I am pleased to see plans for our new central depot, which has been long overdue is 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 1970’s and they are no longer fit for purpose. Investing in the service area will ensure there is appropriate facilities to allow high quality waste management and street cleansing services to continue to be delivered.