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St. Modwen Plans Innovative Recycling Park

Regeneration expert St Modwen Properties PLC is planning an innovative multi-million pound scheme in the South West which is intended to provide a total recycling solution on a single location.

An outline planning application has been submitted to Bristol City Council for industrial/distribution purposes which will enable St Modwen to create a new recycling/ecopark on 55 acres of the former Britannia Zinc site in Avonmouth.

Since its acquisition of the site, St Modwen has already completed the demolition of the smelter complex and the re-licensing of the existing tip for general non-hazardous waste use. St Modwen is operating the tip, which has potential for significant expansion and for the creation of a separate hazardous waste cell.

Bristol Recycling Park’s unique operation could attract recycling companies handling materials including ‘end of life’ vehicles, tyres, plastics, green waste, paper, card and glass. Some of these processes may also transform waste into energy.

The proposed recycling facility would run in conjunction with its existing 28-acre landfill operation at the site, allowing the recycling of materials without a major increase in traffic.

Rob Skelston, of St Modwen, said: “The intention is to develop a recycling park as part of a wider industrial scheme on this strateically located site on the M5 and M49. Because of new directives covering the treatment of waste and recycling, we are already receiving significant interest in the park.”

Subject to planning consent, development of the ecopark could commence by the end of the year.

For further information contact Rob Skelston on 0117 3167780. Issued by Paul Raymer of Howle Chapman Raymer (0121-236-7771).