Plans for new waste plant in the Vale of White Horse

Plans have been submitted for a waste treatment plant in the Vale of White Horse in Oxfordshire.

The proposed plant is on 44 acres (18 hectares) of open countryside between the villages of Sutton Courtenay and Appleford.

It would process 220,000 tonnes of waste collected in Oxfordshire, Berkshire and London.

About 110,000 tonnes of dried waste will be taken away by train to be burnt as a coal substitute.

The application comes a month after a waste-burning incinerator in north Oxfordshire was approved by councillors despite protests from residents.

Public consultation

The Waste Recycling Group Ltd, which is proposing this new development, had originally made a bid to build an incinerator near Sutton Courtenay but it withdrew its application in July.

At the time it held a public consultation about the plans to develop this alternative facility near Sutton Courtenay.

Alan Bulpin from Waste Recycling Group Ltd said the plant would separate waste, recycle where possible and transform the remaining products into the dried fuel.

Details will be presented to the Vale of White Horse District Council development control committee and comments will then be passed on to Oxfordshire County Council.

Oxfordshire County Council will ultimately decide on the application, but has declined to comment on the application.

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