CONCERNS have been voiced over plans to reopen Cardigan’s household waste site.

Ceredigion County County said the tip will reopen for business next Thursday (June 11) but with an extensive list of restrictions – including odd and even number car registrations only being allowed to visit on certain days and restrictions on what can and cannot be skipped.

However, Mike McGee, who operates Cardigan Sand and Gravel along the same narrow road where the tip is situated, wonders if a better system could be put in place to avoid congestion and safety concerns.

“This notice implies that traffic to the Cilmaenllwyd site are to be permitted to queue along the single track road leading from the A487 junction to the entrance of the Cilmaenllwyd site, a distance of several hundred metres,” said Mr McGee.

“We use this access for our daily traffic too, including multi-axle articulated tippers, and the Tarmac Readymix site traffic also uses this access, plus a kennel and cattery and several residences.

“The roadway has only three or four passing bays. Consequently traffic chaos will ensue and tempers will undoubtedly flare.”

Mr McGee has contacted the council and asked it to “reconsider the implementation of this ill-judged notice and scheme.”

He added: “Oernant Farm hosts a circus and other events on the field at the junction and perhaps enquiries can be made such as this could be made available in fair weather as a holding area?

“You also have an area just outside the gated entrance of the transfer station where cars can be stacked.

“Otherwise perhaps you will need to arrange an appointments system and possibly traffic marshals to regulate traffic as has been implemented elsewhere.”

Neighbouring local authorities Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire are both operating a booking system for their waste and recycling sites.

Mr McGee added: “Perhaps the Tivside readership may also come up with even more practicable solutions to assist.”

Ceredigion Council has been contacted for a comment.