North East Wales

Public's views sought on Deeside waste incinerator

Incinerator Image copyright Wheelabrator
Image caption An artist's impression of the proposed waste incinerator at Deeside industrial park

Plans for a waste incinerator in Deeside which its creators say will produce enough energy to power 30,000 homes are going out to consultation.

The Parc Adfer facility would be run by US firm Wheelabrator and would process up to 200,000 tonnes of non-recyclable household waste each year.

The company said around 300 jobs would be created during construction and 35 full-time jobs once it was open.

The consultation will run until Friday 11 July.

The incinerator plan, known as the North Wales Residual Waste Treatment Project is a partnership between Gwynedd, Anglesey, Conwy, Denbighshire and Flintshire councils.

Wheelabrator was selected in April as the preferred bidder for the 25-year contract, which is worth about £800m.

It plans to submit an application for the plant on Deeside Industrial Estate near Connah's Quay later in the year.

UK operations vice president Gary Aguinaga said: "This is our first opportunity to talk to local people about the technology we're proposing and explain how we intend to build and operate this facility in a safe and responsible way.

"We want people to ask us questions - because that means we can start to address some of the concerns that have been raised and we can demonstrate how our experience and commitment to excellence will make this a state of the art facility that North Wales can be proud of."

Six public exhibitions are to be held in June at sites across Deeside, Connah's Quay and Queensferry.

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