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Recycling centre set to be discussed
CHIPPING Norton town councillors will be discussing a proposed recycling centre in the town at their next meeting.
Councillors had a meeting with cabinet members and officers of West Oxfordshire District Council (WODC) just before Christmas over the proposed site at Greystones but failed to reach an agreement over a strip of access land.
WODC plans to develop the site into a recycling centre following the closure of Dean Pit in September last year, but the access land belonging to the town council has been causing controversy.
The district council needs the land so it can widen it to improve access but so far has not been able to agree on a rental agreement with the town council.
A statement from the town council said discussions were still “on-going”.
“We are continuing to work with West Oxfordshire District Council constructively to achieve a re-cycling centre at Greystones which we are hoping to come to a beneficially satisfactory agreement for the community whom we have been elected to represent,” it said.
Councillor David Harvey, cabinet member for environment at WODC, said: " Chipping Norton Town Council is currently considering an offer for an additional piece of land needed to create a safe entrance to the site.
"We are all hopeful that this will be accepted so that this much-needed facility can go-ahead."
Councillors will be discussing the matter further at their next meeting on Monday, January 21.