A NEW name has been chosen for North Devon Council s new waste processing site being built on the outskirts of Barnstaple. Work to convert an old meat factory, just off the Barnstaple to Torrington road, is expected to be completed in spring 2010, when it

A NEW name has been chosen for North Devon Council's new waste processing site being built on the outskirts of Barnstaple.

Work to convert an old meat factory, just off the Barnstaple to Torrington road, is expected to be completed in spring 2010, when it will begin its new life as the Brynsworthy Environment Centre.

As well as providing a new headquarters for the council's Works and Recycling Service, the 11-acre site will also include space for other office staff, a vehicle maintenance workshop and an education viewing area, to allow schools and other organisations to see how the recycling plant works.

Councillor Rodney Cann said the new name had been chosen to reflect the site's green credentials.

He said: "The new site will offer more space for the Works and Recycling Service, which has been operating under cramped conditions at Seven Brethren for some time. It will also offer much more than this, with other aspects of council work likely to be relocated here.

"We are also incorporating a variety of environmentally-friendly functions at the site, such as a system to harvest rain water and solar panels. Therefore, when it came to naming the site, we have decided to keep it simple and just say it as it is."

Plans also include improvements to the roads leading to the new site, including a right turn lane, bus stops and junction lighting where the Brynsworthy Road joins the B3232 to Newton Tracey.