Derby

Public give views at Sinfin incinerator inquiry

An inquiry into plans for a waste incinerator in Derby has been opened for submissions from the public.

Proposals for the Sinfin plant were rejected last year over environmental fears, but the developer Resource Recovery Solutions (RRS), appealed.

Hundreds of people had signed petitions against the scheme and now have the chance to address the inquiry.

Public sessions are being held at Derby's Council House and St Stephen's Church Hall, Sinfin Lane, on Thursday.

The inquiry has already heard from a number of expert witnesses during sessions at the Derby Conference Centre on London Road.

RSS has said the plant would improve air quality - but opponents fear pollution could damage public health.

The facility would heat non-recyclable waste and then burn the resulting gases to produce electricity.

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