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Relief for residents as tip remains open; Greenbelt site given the all-clear HUDDERSFIELD DISTRICT.

Byline: By Nick Lavigueur

TIP users in south Kirklees can relax after the Upper Cumberworth SITA site was given special dispensation to stay open.

The Bromley Farm Household Waste Recycling Facility - open since the early 1980s - was threatened with closure as it is located in the 'greenbelt' contrary to planning rules and only has temporary planning permission.

But councillors decided it could stay open as none of the 12 potential sites surveyed had been suitable and said its impact on the greenbelt was considered to be negligible.

Had the tip been closed, residents would have faced a long drive to Meltham to dispose of their rubbish.

Kirklees councillors said the closure of the site would seriously damage their ability to recycle and to meet government targets of recycling or composting 50% of all waste by 2020.

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GOOD NEWS: Staff and nearby villages are delighted that the Bromley Farm Sita waste recycling site at Upper Cumberworth will be staying open
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Nov 22, 2008
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