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Planning boss welcomes 'anti-bin blight' guidance
4:00pm Monday 19th August 2013 in News
COLCHESTER planning boss Tim Young has welcomed Government guidance which will see town hall planners insist on bin storage units being included in any new housing developments.
Under the new guidelines announced by Eric Pickles, Local Government Secretary, new housing developments will have to include bin storage units, so black sacks and wheelie bins are not clogging up residential streets.
“It is a good idea and it will be useful in Government guidance, but councils up and down the country, including Colchester, have been factoring this in for a while now,” said Mr Young, who has called for wheelie bins to be introduced in parts of the borough.
He added: “It doesn’t make a change to my hope for wheelie bins to be introduced in Colchester.
“If we’re serious about recycling, they are essential and at least in new developments we will have that choice.
“It won’t change the situation for Victorian homes in places such as New Town, but I’ve always said there should be a mix and match option in Colchester.”
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