Veolia, on behalf of Birmingham City Council, intend to redevelop the existing Lifford Lane Waste Recycling Centre (aka the tip). Their intention is to provide a new split-level Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) and multi-functional Waste Transfer Station.
The site has been used for waste management for several decades and the current buildings need to be removed and replaced. In addition, the proposals aim to improve the services offered to the community, increase recycling rates, reduce traffic, remove the need for the public to access bins by carrying waste up steps and ultimately reduce the volume of waste sent to landfill.
The proposed development will improve efficiency with bins that are clearly marked and parking is clearly delineated. These measures, along with a redesigned entrance, would allow residents to get into and out more quickly, reducing the number of cars that would need to queue.
The new Waste Transfer Station would replace the existing building with a purpose-built, segregated facility. The weighbridge for lorries is moved further on to the site which ensures they are separated from cars accessing the site. Unlike the current arrangement, several lorries would be able to off-load waste at any one time, improving overall turn-around times.
To look at the planning documents and comment on the plans for the Household Waste Recycling Centre at Lifford Lane, visit Birmingham City Council’s planning portal. Please note, there are a lot of documents.
You can use the reference to search for the application on BCC Planning Online.
https://eplanning.birmingham.gov.uk/Northgate/PlanningExplorer/Home.aspx and the reference is 2023/00552/PA