Work begins on £2m waste and recycling centre

WORK BEGINS At the start of the £2m scheme for a new civic amenity and recycling centre near Saundersfoot, Councillor Huw George (right) is pictured at the site with centre supervisor Terry Reynolds. (8891000)

WORK BEGINS At the start of the £2m scheme for a new civic amenity and recycling centre near Saundersfoot, Councillor Huw George (right) is pictured at the site with centre supervisor Terry Reynolds. (8891000)

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WORK has started on a £2million development to create a new waste and recycling centre for Pembrokeshire.

The Crane Cross Civic Amenity and Recycling Centre, near Saundersfoot, will provide a waste management facility for the collection and segregation of municipal waste serving the south east of the county.

The construction is expected to take seven months to complete.

The facility is part of the South West Wales Materials Efficiency project, which is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government.

“This facility is long overdue,” said Councillor Huw George, cabinet member for environmental and regulatory services.

“As a local authority, we face tough recycling targets in the future and this new facility will help us meet them - as well as provide local residents with a state-of-the-art waste and recycling centre.”

Sited off Devonshire Drive, the layout of the new development has been based on the award-winning civic amenity site at Waterloo, Pembroke Dock. The council said that its design would be 'sympathetic to the agricultural environment of the area'.

The buildings will be covered in dark green corrugated cladding, with external lighting being sensitively sited and the whole development screened with tree planting and vegetation.

It has been designed by Capita Property and Infrastructure Limited, while construction will be carried out by local contractor G D Harries.

The council recently approved its application for the plan, subject to 18 conditions, including traffic calming along the A478. This is likely to include extending the local 50mph speed limit and improving the signage at the junction with Devonshire Drive at Crane Cross.

Last year, the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority turned down the council's plans for its preferred site a short distance away, alongside the A478 road and next door to Brooklands Nursing Home. The rejection followed a year-long campaign by the home and its supporters against the use of the site.

It is proposed that the new site - which will replace the Salterns site in Tenby - be open to the public from 8am to 6pm every day from April 1 to September 30, and from 8am to 4pm between October 1 and March 31.

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10:55am Mon 4 Aug 14

Eckysense says...

Says it all. A photo of a cabinet member demonstrating what he really thinks of the local environment while being prepared to dig up a green field for the sake of recycling rubbish. The existing site is already positioned in an industrial area If more space is required then use the car park at the end of the road that is always empty.
Says it all. A photo of a cabinet member demonstrating what he really thinks of the local environment while being prepared to dig up a green field for the sake of recycling rubbish. The existing site is already positioned in an industrial area If more space is required then use the car park at the end of the road that is always empty. Eckysense
  • Score: 8

11:28am Mon 4 Aug 14

Bilbo101 says...

OMG, Another photo shoot for for Huw George! He is quickly become the poster boy of choice at PCC. In this instance a picture of a JCB in the field would have worked just as well and saved us the travelling expenses and lost wages of Huw George and the civic amenities supervisor. Boys, we want you to work and not spend your time gallivanting round the county attending photo ops.

The council needs to make £20m of savings over the next 3 years, well they can start by banning the photo shoots and use a library picture just like the do for Bryn. Next they could further contribute to helping meet the savings by stop awarding themselves pay rises, especially at a time when many council staff are experiencing pay cuts and redundancies.

To further help meet the savings target they could remove the obscenely generous annual car allowance for the Chief Executive. This is obviously not needed as apparently the nice shiny £89,000 Porsche that we paid for is surplus to requirements and now being used as a run-around by Bryn's son to get to work. We are also paying for his sons car insurance in the form of an expensive family insurance policy. This car should have been a council car and used for council business only and there is no need to pay for his families car insurance as well. We, the council tax payers are currently paying Bryn an extra £20,500 Car Allowance + Car Insurance per year and that money roughly equates to a senior member of staffs salary.

This council is so desperately in need of an overhaul, our money is not being well spent and our services are failing. Time for change......long overdue.....
OMG, Another photo shoot for for Huw George! He is quickly become the poster boy of choice at PCC. In this instance a picture of a JCB in the field would have worked just as well and saved us the travelling expenses and lost wages of Huw George and the civic amenities supervisor. Boys, we want you to work and not spend your time gallivanting round the county attending photo ops. The council needs to make £20m of savings over the next 3 years, well they can start by banning the photo shoots and use a library picture just like the do for Bryn. Next they could further contribute to helping meet the savings by stop awarding themselves pay rises, especially at a time when many council staff are experiencing pay cuts and redundancies. To further help meet the savings target they could remove the obscenely generous annual car allowance for the Chief Executive. This is obviously not needed as apparently the nice shiny £89,000 Porsche that we paid for is surplus to requirements and now being used as a run-around by Bryn's son to get to work. We are also paying for his sons car insurance in the form of an expensive family insurance policy. This car should have been a council car and used for council business only and there is no need to pay for his families car insurance as well. We, the council tax payers are currently paying Bryn an extra £20,500 Car Allowance + Car Insurance per year and that money roughly equates to a senior member of staffs salary. This council is so desperately in need of an overhaul, our money is not being well spent and our services are failing. Time for change......long overdue..... Bilbo101
  • Score: 15

11:57am Mon 4 Aug 14

Flashbang says...

It's a photo of toxic waste, note the hi-viz to warn you.
It's a photo of toxic waste, note the hi-viz to warn you. Flashbang
  • Score: 3

1:48pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Tttoommy says...

We do keep seeing him don't we taking all the photo opps available, also noticed that Pembrokeshire County council "facebooking" and tweeting a LOT since the story of the paedophile came out - can I say it's MUCH too late to try and improve your tarnished image, you know the saying don't you Jamie, Huw and Bryn?

You cannot polish a turd!
We do keep seeing him don't we taking all the photo opps available, also noticed that Pembrokeshire County council "facebooking" and tweeting a LOT since the story of the paedophile came out - can I say it's MUCH too late to try and improve your tarnished image, you know the saying don't you Jamie, Huw and Bryn? You cannot polish a turd! Tttoommy
  • Score: 3

9:19pm Mon 4 Aug 14

malcolm calver says...

Ay last all has been revealed.
There had been rumours doing the rounds for quite a while that Cllr George had been seen in the fields of Pembrokeshire looking for something . It is ironic that he is photographed by open gates as one rumour suggested he had spent so much time in one field that he was locked in the field by the irate farmer and he had to be rescued.
On a more serious note I do hope provision has been made to improve the access road to the facility from the Sageston to Tenby road as this road was often flooded.
Ay last all has been revealed. There had been rumours doing the rounds for quite a while that Cllr George had been seen in the fields of Pembrokeshire looking for something . It is ironic that he is photographed by open gates as one rumour suggested he had spent so much time in one field that he was locked in the field by the irate farmer and he had to be rescued. On a more serious note I do hope provision has been made to improve the access road to the facility from the Sageston to Tenby road as this road was often flooded. malcolm calver
  • Score: 3

11:53am Tue 5 Aug 14

Viewcam says...

How much is PCC going to sell the land for at the salterns were recycle centre is now ? or will Celvac be getting it ?
How much is PCC going to sell the land for at the salterns were recycle centre is now ? or will Celvac be getting it ? Viewcam
  • Score: 1

1:31pm Tue 5 Aug 14

Welshman23 says...

Huw with a shovel in his hand he should be familiar with digging the party he belongs to.
Huw with a shovel in his hand he should be familiar with digging the party he belongs to. Welshman23
  • Score: 1

2:11pm Tue 5 Aug 14

caldysenna says...

Perhaps someone or better still our intrepid county councillers might like to explain to you the taxpayers why the cabinet members of the IPG spent £1000,000 of your monies on paying Hyder Consulting of cardiff on pre site planning on the site that had previously been selected next to brooklands nursing home having been advised that this site was totally unsuitable for the development of this nature.
And perhaps someone should ask why PCC completely rejected the crane cross site as being totally unsuitable due to flooding.
Perhaps someone or better still our intrepid county councillers might like to explain to you the taxpayers why the cabinet members of the IPG spent £1000,000 of your monies on paying Hyder Consulting of cardiff on pre site planning on the site that had previously been selected next to brooklands nursing home having been advised that this site was totally unsuitable for the development of this nature. And perhaps someone should ask why PCC completely rejected the crane cross site as being totally unsuitable due to flooding. caldysenna
  • Score: 4

11:03am Wed 6 Aug 14

Cymru bach says...

So the new recycling centre for Tenby is in ------Saundersfoot! Thanks a lot for nothing PCC.

Huw George is having a big impact on Tenby, building a new £8.5m Welsh School which no one wants on Greenhill's Rugby pitch, knocking down a perfectly good infants school which received an excellent Estyn report. Closing the Salterns tip which no one wants to happen, and now opening this facility on a green field site which no one wants.

What on earth are Councilllors Michael Evans and Michael Willliams doing whilst all this is going on.
So the new recycling centre for Tenby is in ------Saundersfoot! Thanks a lot for nothing PCC. Huw George is having a big impact on Tenby, building a new £8.5m Welsh School which no one wants on Greenhill's Rugby pitch, knocking down a perfectly good infants school which received an excellent Estyn report. Closing the Salterns tip which no one wants to happen, and now opening this facility on a green field site which no one wants. What on earth are Councilllors Michael Evans and Michael Willliams doing whilst all this is going on. Cymru bach
  • Score: 7

12:31pm Fri 8 Aug 14

Shadowlands says...

I think that this is Cllr George caught trying to bury evidence of the IPG incompetance!

The saga of this facility has been a farce, why they did not go for this site in the first place instead of playing politics with the National Park by trying to get them approve a totally unsuitable site - of the 20+ they looked at only the "Brooklands" site was inside the Park boundary!

@Viewcam - its for Celvac
@Cymru bach - its for South East Pembs, not just Tenby, just as Kilgetty tip was before the Salterns.
I think that this is Cllr George caught trying to bury evidence of the IPG incompetance! The saga of this facility has been a farce, why they did not go for this site in the first place instead of playing politics with the National Park by trying to get them approve a totally unsuitable site - of the 20+ they looked at only the "Brooklands" site was inside the Park boundary! @Viewcam - its for Celvac @Cymru bach - its for South East Pembs, not just Tenby, just as Kilgetty tip was before the Salterns. Shadowlands
  • Score: 1

11:20am Sat 9 Aug 14

caldysenna says...

caldysenna wrote:
Perhaps someone or better still our intrepid county councillers might like to explain to you the taxpayers why the cabinet members of the IPG spent £1000,000 of your monies on paying Hyder Consulting of cardiff on pre site planning on the site that had previously been selected next to brooklands nursing home having been advised that this site was totally unsuitable for the development of this nature.
And perhaps someone should ask why PCC completely rejected the crane cross site as being totally unsuitable due to flooding.
whoops sorry meant £100,000 not £1000.000.
[quote][p][bold]caldysenna[/bold] wrote: Perhaps someone or better still our intrepid county councillers might like to explain to you the taxpayers why the cabinet members of the IPG spent £1000,000 of your monies on paying Hyder Consulting of cardiff on pre site planning on the site that had previously been selected next to brooklands nursing home having been advised that this site was totally unsuitable for the development of this nature. And perhaps someone should ask why PCC completely rejected the crane cross site as being totally unsuitable due to flooding.[/p][/quote]whoops sorry meant £100,000 not £1000.000. caldysenna
  • Score: 2

11:36am Sat 9 Aug 14

Bilbo101 says...

caldysenna wrote:
caldysenna wrote:
Perhaps someone or better still our intrepid county councillers might like to explain to you the taxpayers why the cabinet members of the IPG spent £1000,000 of your monies on paying Hyder Consulting of cardiff on pre site planning on the site that had previously been selected next to brooklands nursing home having been advised that this site was totally unsuitable for the development of this nature.
And perhaps someone should ask why PCC completely rejected the crane cross site as being totally unsuitable due to flooding.
whoops sorry meant £100,000 not £1000.000.
It really makes me sick it really does! The council employs highly qualified and highly paid people yet time and time again then seem to judge that their expertise and knowledge is insufficient and decide to spend vast sums of tax payers cash on expensive external consultants ( some of which are ex-council employees, not necessarily PCC employees ).

I strongly believe that in most case the main reason that this is done is so that the consultants can recommend the Bryn's preferred outcome and this way the blame for the decision is deflected away from him as they always have the excuse that it was recommended by external consultants. I have been in this situation before where external consultants are hired ( that turn out to be old acquaintances of senior staff ) and it is made clear to them before the contract is awarded what the organisations preferred option is and hey presto after a long feasibility study the org's preferred option gets recommended by the consultants, nice work if you can get it.

PCC did not need to spend £100K on consultants to evaluate which site was best, they already hae the staff in house that are capable and qualified to make such decisions.

This council stinks, way too many bad apples, when will it all end ? Get rid of Bryn NOW, this man is responsible for this constant waste of tax payers money. I wish I was paid £200K+ ( Salary + Benefits ) to outsource the running of an organisation to external consultants.
[quote][p][bold]caldysenna[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]caldysenna[/bold] wrote: Perhaps someone or better still our intrepid county councillers might like to explain to you the taxpayers why the cabinet members of the IPG spent £1000,000 of your monies on paying Hyder Consulting of cardiff on pre site planning on the site that had previously been selected next to brooklands nursing home having been advised that this site was totally unsuitable for the development of this nature. And perhaps someone should ask why PCC completely rejected the crane cross site as being totally unsuitable due to flooding.[/p][/quote]whoops sorry meant £100,000 not £1000.000.[/p][/quote]It really makes me sick it really does! The council employs highly qualified and highly paid people yet time and time again then seem to judge that their expertise and knowledge is insufficient and decide to spend vast sums of tax payers cash on expensive external consultants ( some of which are ex-council employees, not necessarily PCC employees ). I strongly believe that in most case the main reason that this is done is so that the consultants can recommend the Bryn's preferred outcome and this way the blame for the decision is deflected away from him as they always have the excuse that it was recommended by external consultants. I have been in this situation before where external consultants are hired ( that turn out to be old acquaintances of senior staff ) and it is made clear to them before the contract is awarded what the organisations preferred option is and hey presto after a long feasibility study the org's preferred option gets recommended by the consultants, nice work if you can get it. PCC did not need to spend £100K on consultants to evaluate which site was best, they already hae the staff in house that are capable and qualified to make such decisions. This council stinks, way too many bad apples, when will it all end ? Get rid of Bryn NOW, this man is responsible for this constant waste of tax payers money. I wish I was paid £200K+ ( Salary + Benefits ) to outsource the running of an organisation to external consultants. Bilbo101
  • Score: 5

5:16pm Sat 9 Aug 14

malcolm calver says...

Cymru bac

I do believe Cllr Williams and Cllr Evans are doing what they are good at "sitting on the fence" afraid to make a decision because of the publicity over Brooklands by vocal few with a vested interest.
Cymru bac I do believe Cllr Williams and Cllr Evans are doing what they are good at "sitting on the fence" afraid to make a decision because of the publicity over Brooklands by vocal few with a vested interest. malcolm calver
  • Score: 1

9:42am Mon 11 Aug 14

Tttoommy says...

It looks as though every council employee earning over say £35k is an useless incompetent
It looks as though every council employee earning over say £35k is an useless incompetent Tttoommy
  • Score: -1

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