Plans for a new recycling centre in Sheringham have taken a leap forward.

Norfolk County Council has lodged an application for the £1.65m scheme, meaning people can leave comments on the council's online planning portal

The facility will replace the current site on Holt Road in East Beckham, which has been earmarked for closure - along with the Mayton Wood Recycling Centre near Coltishall.

The new facility will be located on land opposite the existing centre and accessed from the A148 Holt Road. It will feature a one-way system, which should cut queues, and has space for a 'reuse' shop. 

North Norfolk News: The proposed new recycling centre for Sheringham. The proposed new recycling centre for Sheringham. (Image: Supplied)

Councillor Eric Vardy, cabinet member for environment and waste, said: "I welcome the opportunity to provide a reuse shop for the people of this area for the very first time, as we know that over the years our popular reuse shops across the county have prevented thousands of tonnes of good quality items from being thrown away.”

North Norfolk News: Norfolk county councillor for Sheringham, Judy Oliver.Norfolk county councillor for Sheringham, Judy Oliver. (Image: Supplied)

Councillor Judy Oliver, who represents Sheringham division, said the centre would be "of huge benefit to the residents of Sheringham and Beeston Regis and the surrounding areas."