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20 April 2012, 17:32
After a 2 day meeting, members of Buckinghamshire County Council's Development Control Committee have approved plans for the new Energy from Waste facility.
It'll be built at Greatmoor Farm near the villages of Calvert and Steeple Claydon.
The committee heard from public objectors, supporters, local County Council members and Parish Councils - the final vote was seven to two in favour.
The Council says the permission is covered by more than 50 conditions, and amendments were made to ensure that an access road to the planned facility and its junction on A41 were completed before phase 2 of the development started, to ensure that no building work was done on Sundays and bank holidays, and to ensure the Energy from Waste facility accepted only waste from Buckinghamshire Household Waste and Recycling Centres on Sundays and bank holidays.
The committee considered issues around need, location, and design, health, environment and transport, before the full debate and decision.
Chairman David Polhill said, "The application for this Energy from Waste facility must rate as the most difficult planning decision this Committee has ever had to deal with, and I thank the Committee members for their sterling efforts over the past weeks. There has been a great deal of interest in this proposal and it is encouraging to see such a good number of the public here. I’d Like to thank them for their time and contribution."