More Incinerators For Devon

A formal public consultation on dealing with the county’s waste over the next 20 years, will be launched next month.

 

Devon County Council’s Development Management Committee have agreed to hold a countywide consultation on the Devon Waste Plan, to gauge people’s views on potential site options.
The Brunel Road site at Newton Abbot was removed from the consultation document because of the close proximity of housing. This area will no longer be considered for any waste facilities and will not be included in any future drafts of the Waste Plan.
The areas which will be the subject of consultation are...
  • Greendale Barton at Woodbury Salterton
  • Hill Barton at Farringdon
  • Roundswell at Barnstaple
  • An area to the east of Tiverton
  • Heathfield landfill site in Kingsteignton
  • Broadpath landfill site in Uffculme
  • Deep Moor landfill site at Torridge
  • Heathfield landfill site at Kingsteignton 
A large area in the south of the county for possible landfill if additional capacity is needed in future.
Not all of these possible site options will go forward to be included in the final version of the plan, and decisions will be informed by the feedback ahead of further consultation to be held in 2013.
This latest stage of the plan is looking at a number of site options, in terms of planning principles for the next 20 years, where waste disposal and energy recovery from waste could potentially be located. 
The Waste Plan will not prescribe the type of facilities that may be appropriate in each location, so as not to rule out any innovative or sustainable technologies coming forward in future, and the County Council has no proposals for building waste facilities at any of the site options.
Formal public consultation will be held from 11 May until 3 August. As part of the consultation, public exhibitions will be held to give people the chance the see the site options and give their views. 
For more information on the Devon Waste Plan go to www.devon.gov.uk/wastecorestrategy

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