Former Rushden recycling centre could be sold

The recycling centre in Newton Road, Rushden
The recycling centre in Newton Road, Rushden
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Preparations are being made for a former recycling centre to be sold off for development.

East Northamptonshire Council has said it plans to dispose of the former recycling centre and council depot site in Newton Road, Rushden, as it is surplus to requirements.

Members of Rushden Town Council were also asked at a meeting earlier this month to note the prior notification required to demolish all buildings on the site.

A spokesman for East Northamptonshire Council said: “East Northamptonshire Council agreed to sell the former recycling centre and depot site in Newton Road, Rushden, as part of its business plan to sell off unwanted assets.

“We are now disposing of the site, which is considered surplus to requirements, to save on business rates, generate money and enable the land to be developed.

Funds generated from the sale will go towards maintaining frontline services.”

It comes as the Household Waste Recycling Centre in Northampton Road, Rushden, is undergoing refurbishment.

The site is closed while the work, including the introduction of new recycling bays and an additional traffic lane to accommodate more vehicles, is taking place and will re-open in the early summer.