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Motorhome waste disposal facilities being considered at north Norfolk public toilets

Motorhome waste disposal facilities could soon be installed at existing public loos and county-run recycling centres in north Norfolk.

It comes after councillors called for urgent solutions to stop campervans dumping waste.

While councillors supported new waste disposal facilities, concerns were raised that it would not be delivered in time for this summer, with recommendations needing to go before the council’s cabinet which will now not meet until September.

Democratic services officer Matt Stembrowicz said separate work was being conducted looking for government levelling up cash to fund the work.

He said: “Even if the recommendation was accepted by cabinet tomorrow the chance of getting those waste disposal facilities in place this summer is limited.”

Victoria Holliday, Conservative councillor for the coastal ward, warned that the levelling up funding was not yet a certainty and called for speedy solutions to address the issue this year.

Ms Holliday suggested officers look to put in place portable waste collection or work with commercial campsites to see if they will take non-resident waste, which was already happening at some campsites, including one at Stiffkey.

She said: “We have ditches on the coast being polluted with campervan waste and it’s totally unacceptable.”

While the committee supported looking into quicker measures for this year, Paul Heinrich, Liberal Democrat councillor for North Walsham East, pointed out that wild camping is illegal in England.

He said: “These vans that dump their waste in our loos are in breach of the law anyway perhaps we ought to be asking the police to be a little more vigilant.

“There are already facilities, they are on the campsites. They are not hugely expensive.

“If you can afford £45,000 minimum for a campervan you can afford a site.

“People really should be encouraged to do so.”

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