Redbridge plans go on show

Published: Tuesday, 28th November 2017

Next month there will be a chance to view proposals for a new recycling transfer station to be built at Redbridge.

On 6 December, between 3pm and 8pm, Oxford City Council will be joined by consultants Peter Brett Associates at Redbridge Park and Ride where they will put the proposals for the recycling transfer station and the reconfiguration of the Park and Ride on public display. It will not only be a chance to view the plans and discuss the benefits of the facility, but also to ask questions and offer feedback about the proposals. 

They will be joined by the Council's recycling team who will be on hand to talk and answer questions about recycling initiatives and hand out free food waste recycling bags.   

Cllr John Tanner, Board Member for a Clean and Green Oxford, said: "These proposals involve a revamp of a little-used section of Redbridge Park and Ride and will not result in the loss of any existing parking spaces.

"The transfer station will store recyclable material before it is bulked and sent off for recycling. At the moment, the City Council sends the material to a transfer station at Culham, a round trip of over 20 miles. Owning a transfer station in the city will make the Council's collection service more efficient as less time will be spent on tipping runs. On top of that, it will reduce vehicle emissions." 

The recycling transfer station will be energy self-sufficient and the remodelled car park area will be ecologically improved with the addition of a green exit corridor to encourage wildlife and insects onto the site.

The planning application is expected to be made by Christmas with formal consultation at a later date.