Vow to fight with new Corby waste plant strategies

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A firm that was allowed permission to construct a waste recycling plant in Corby is attempting to get limitations on the distance from lifted it can source rubbish.

Gretton and Weldon councillor Rob McKellar has vowed to fight the proposals.

The site is really near the contentious planned Brookfield Waste Plant, which was conquered by campaigners only several weeks past.

Drenl was granted planning permission for its own waste plant several years ago, but that permission confined the firm to bringing waste to Corby from a maximum of 30 miles away.

An innovative application has been submitted which tries to lift that restriction.
In its planning documents, Drenl said: “[The limitations] are causing significant financial difficulties in procuring the funding to continue construction of the facility.”

“We intend to source as much home and industrial waste as possible from the immediate region surrounding the site and we are in talks to do this.

“The plant has formerly secured planning permission from the local authority and will be constructed as planned.”

The facility will deal with household and commercial waste. The waste will probably be sorted to reclaim any material that is recyclable and any unrecyclable substances will be transferred to a gasification unit to create renewable energy.

“Corby and its surrounding hamlets aren’t Great Britain’s dumping ground and we will not permit any developer to take care of us as such.

“We will fight this application every step of the method.

“We conquered the Brookfield Waste Plant and we will conquer this Waste Plant too.”
The best way to remark on the proposals

An official consultation on Drenl’s program to extend its region of operations is not closed until Thursday, February 5.

People can view the strategies online at Northamptonshire County Council’s web site either by filling in an internet form or by writing to the authority.

The plan are also available to look at at Corby Council’s site. To find them search for the application at publicaccess.corby.gov.uk using the program reference: 14/00501/COC.

The county council page contains advice concerning the program as well as links to Drenl’s first program, which acquired planning permission in 2009.

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