On the 17th January 2014 planning permission was granted for a new Waste Management Centre (WMC) in Bridport, Dorset. The development will include a Household Recycling Centre (HRC) and Waste Transfer Station (WTS), improved access off the A35, enhancement of the Site of Nature Conservation Importance located on site and associated landscape works.
NPA have been involved with finding a suitable site for the WMC in Bridport for many years. In 2009 NPA were commissioned to undertake a review of potential alternative sites. 40 sites in total were reviewed, 7 were shortlisted and Broomhills was finally identified as the site with the most potential for successful delivery.
NPA co-ordinated the scheme design and the planning application, including Planning Drawings, Design and Access Statement, Environmental Statement, Transport Assessment, Flood Risk Assessment, which involved managing the interactions between the multi-disciplinary design team.
We produced the overall scheme design working closely with Dorset Council engineers, and the wider design team. As well as co-ordinating the submission, we prepared the Landscape and Visual and Ecological Assessment chapters of the ES, the Landscape and Ecological Management Plan and the Design and Access Statement.
The WMC will allow local people to dispose of their bulky household waste at a safe, efficient and accessible facility. The WTS will bulk up the waste received from the HRC and kerbside collections for onward transportation.