Hereford & Worcester

Views sought over Worcestershire plans for waste

People in Worcestershire are being asked for their views about how waste produced in the area should be managed.

More than 50 places have been identified as being suitable in principle for waste facilities, the county council said.

If approved, these areas would be in the county's Waste Core Strategy, which would last until 2027, it added.

The council said the overall aim was to send as little of Worcestershire's waste to landfill as possible.

It added this was not only because it costs homes and businesses in the county about £50m a year, but also because it was not sustainable for the future and can damage the environment.

More than 50 locations, mostly industrial estates, have been identified as being suitable in principle for waste facilities, provided they also comply "with a whole set of tests to protect the environment and local people", the council said.

The deadline for comments is 9 November and there will be another consultation in January before the draft Waste Core Strategy is submitted for government approval.

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