North Yorkshire waste plant plan a step closer
Plans for a £1.4bn incinerator in North Yorkshire have moved a step closer after receiving backing from councillors in York.
It is claimed the plant at Allerton Quarry by the A59 near Knaresborough and Harrogate will save 90% of the county's waste from going to landfill.
Opponents say incineration is bad for the environment and has health risks.
City of York councillors voted to back the plant at a meeting on Thursday. The county council will vote next week.
James Alexander, the leader of the Labour group at the City of York council, said: "It is the best option financially and environmentally. You cannot recycle all waste."
AmeyCespa has been named as the bidder to build and manage the waste facility.