NORTH Devon Council s planning committee will meet today (Wednesday) to decide whether to approve plans for a brand new recycling centre of excellence at Roundswell. Proposals for the conversion and extension of a former meat processing plant to allow f

NORTH Devon Council's planning committee will meet today (Wednesday) to decide whether to approve plans for a brand new recycling "centre of excellence" at Roundswell.Proposals for the conversion and extension of a former meat processing plant to allow for the relocation of the council's Works Unit from Seven Brethren, are being recommended for approval.The council's lead member for waste and recycling, Cllr Rodney Cann, said the new site would enable the council to maximise the benefits for its customers."It's a very exciting project and we are taking extensive steps to be good neighbours to the people who live nearby, including moving the access and extensive landscaping."It's designed to be a recycling centre of excellence that will last us for the next 30-50 years. There will be an education facility there as well as a viewing gallery."It will provide us with an opportunity to enable us to recycle a greater variety of goods and also help us to maximise the value of the recycled goods."For example, cardboard will be recycled instead of shredded and composted, as it is now.