Corby set to reject energy park plans

Protesters' signs A council report says the firm has not provided enough information on the environmental impact of the plans

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Developers of a business park for energy and recycling firms, which they claim could create 3,000 jobs in Corby, must provide more information on its environmental impact, a council says.

Gretton Brook Estates' plan for a Resource Recovery Park on land off Gretton Brook Road will be considered by Corby District Council on 19 August.

The proposals received more than 350 individual objections.

The authority wants more details about what type of firms would use it.

A council report says the firm has not provided enough information on the environmental impact of the plans.

A report for councillors says: "Despite being asked repeatedly to provide specific descriptions of what is proposed, the applicant has failed to provide it."

The plans prompted protestors to march through Corby in April 2013 when 150 people handed the council a petition opposing Brookfield Resource Recovery Park.

Doug Wright, Gretton Brook Estates' managing director, said: "This concept, which has already attracted the interest of a number of investors, is a modern solution which is in demand and which had the chance to put Corby ahead of the game."

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