Planning permission has been granted for the expansion of Willshee’s Swadlincote depot, creating 25 new jobs and giving us the capability to recycle a further 120,000 tonnes a year.
The company will be investing around £10 million into this new facility with market leading equipment and operational standards. Council officials are predicting that up to 100 indirect jobs could be created on the back of our commitment, with a potential injection of up to £100 million into the local economy.
Part of the area will be kept free for wildlife and we are liaising with Derbyshire Wildlife Trust in terms of making this happen.
The new site will open later in the year, with no restriction on its potential life cycle in terms of time.
Managing Director Dean Willshee commented: “This is fantastic news for the company and also for the local economy. We are operating in a market that has massive growth potential so we have been upping our ambitions for some time, but to get this seal of approval from the council means that we can really accelerate our plans for expansion.”