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A NEW £900,000 recycling centre in Waterlooville has been given the final go-ahead.

Councillors at Hampshire County Council voted unanimously to begin construction of the household waste recycling centre, which will be built at Old Park Farm as part of the Waterlooville Major Development Area.

Work is due to start on the facility this autumn and it is set to open next year.

People will still be able to use the current recycling centre, off Hambledon Road, until the new one opens.

Council leaders say the new centre will be a vast improvement as people will no longer have to walk up steps to deposit waste.

There will also be more capacity with eight double bin bays – four more than the existing recycling centre.

There will be 28 car parking spaces.