Wiltshire

Swindon waste incinerator plans go on display

Plans for an £8.3m waste treatment plant in Swindon are set to go on show.

Swindon Borough Council said it wanted to build the facility at the household recycling centre on the Cheney Manor industrial estate.

The council said the plant would heat waste to produce synthetic gas and charcoal and would generate enough power for "several thousand" homes.

A public meeting is being held on Wednesday at the Western Community Centre in Somerset Road from 1900 BST.

A council spokesman said: "The council estimates the cost of disposing of waste using the new treatment system will be £54m over the next 10 years, compared to more than £80m if it was sent to landfill.

"But the new technology could net a potential income of £10m over the 10-year period from producing the renewable energy."

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