Whetstone Recycling and Household Waste Site (RHWS) and Waste Transfer Station (WTS) Redevelopment
How the new Whetstone RHWS may look
Reducing the amount of rubbish we send to landfill is one of Leicestershire County Council's top priorities. The fourteen RHWSs contribute to achieving this priority by providing facilities to enable more waste to be recycled and diverted from landfill.
Leicestershire County Council is redeveloping the Whetstone Recycling and Household Waste Site (RHWS) to provide an improved level of service to site users and to increase levels of recycling.
28th March - Update
The redevelopment works at the Whetstone site are now underway. The construction period is expected to take approximately 8 months and the site will remain open during this period.
The extent of the works has reduced the tipping area so delays are expected during busy periods. Customers are advised to use an alternative site if possible, such as Barwell or Oadby; or visit the site during off peak times – early morning or late evening.
The current site opening times are April to September – 8am to 8pm and October to March – 8am to 6pm.
23rd November - Update
The planning application to improve the Whetstone RHWS and WTS was considered by the County Council’s Development Control and Regulatory Board on 22nd November 2012. Planning Permission for the application was granted subject to conditions.
Detailed plans are now being drawn up for improvements to the Recycling and Household Waste Site and WTS and we hope to be able to start the construction works in early 2013.
14th August 2012 - Update
Further to our planning consultation (carried out from 23rd April to 17th June 2012), the County Council has now submitted the planning application for the proposed improvements at the Whetstone RHWS and WTS.
As you may be aware, our aim is to completely redevelop the site, building a state of the art RHWS and a new WTS. The proposed redevelopment will offer better access, layout, and signage for local residents.
To find out more about the planning application process and view the application:
- Visit: www.leics.gov.uk/planning_applications
- Click on: ‘Search Leicestershire County Council planning applications online’
Enter the planning application number: 2012/REG3MA/0298/LCC
17th June 2012 - Update
The public consultation on the pre-planning application has now ended.
The consultation ran from the 16th April until 17th June and was intended to give residents and stakeholders an opportunity to comment on the proposed improvements to the site.
You can view plans of the proposed improvements by clicking on the links below:
- Whetstone proposed layout plan (architect drawing) (pdf document 2.524 MB)
- To provide a modern, efficient, user friendly Recycling and Household Waste Site and Waste Transfer Station
- To reduce service user queuing times and congestion impact upon nearby roads
- To reduce health and safety risks on site
- To increase recycling, reuse and landfill diversion performance
- To develop facilities on site that will provide the flexibility to meet local waste management needs over the next 30 years
- User friendly RHWS layout (same as Oadby, Loughborough, Mountsorrel)
- Increase space for on site queuing, reducing the risk of congestion upon roads
- Reduce on site service user queuing times
- Reduce health and safety risks by separating different site users
- Reduce noise, dust and litter by managing waste within containers/building
- Provide area on site for commercial waste recycling
- Accommodate waste growth resulting from future local housing developments
- Improve recycling, reuse and landfill diversion on site
Planning application: July - October 2012
Construction commenced: 27th February 2013
Construction period: Approximately eight months
Improved site open: autumn 2013
Page Last Updated: 11 January 2013