A council has asked for more time to respond to a planned energy plant powered by rubbish that campaigners have previously claimed would be a "big, unsightly blot" on the landscape.
Development company Powerfuel Portland has proposed the £100m energy recovery facility (ERF) in Portland, Dorset.
Weymouth Town Council, which has been asked to consider the plans by Dorset Council, voted nine to one in favour of requesting an extension "for fuller consideration of the application" at a meeting of the planning and licensing committee on Tuesday.
Campaign group Stop Portland Waste Incinerator (SPWI) has also raised traffic and health concerns.
Powerfuel Portland said it would be built on a brownfield site which already has consent for a power plant.