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WRG Get Closer to Approval for Salt End EfW Facility

Hull City Council approves Salt End waste plans

Hull City Council has approved Waste Recycling Group’s planning application for a new Energy from Waste facility at Salt End, Hull.

WRG’s plans needed the approval of both Hull City Council and East Riding of Yorkshire Council because the Salt End site sits on the border between the two. East Riding Council gave its consent for the plans in early December 2006. Today’s decision by Hull City Council now means that both local authorities have agreed to grant planning consent.

Hull City Council’s Planning Committee visited the Salt End site this morning before hearing presentations from both WRG and objectors. Following a report from Hull City planning officers, which recommended approval, and debate, the Committee voted to approve the application.

Robert Asquith, WRG’s Group Estates and Planning Manager, commented:

“WRG is delighted to have received the backing of Hull City Council for our proposed Energy-from-Waste facility at Salt End. With East Riding of Yorkshire Council having already given its approval, we now have the green light in planning terms.

WRG will still need to be granted a permit by the Environment Agency to operate the Salt End facility. If this permit is granted, construction is expected to begin later this year.

Waste Recycling Group is one of the UK’s leading waste management and energy recovery companies and handles some 13 million tonnes of household, commercial and industrial waste each year. The company operates facilities for the reception, recycling and disposal of waste, including a network of waste transfer and recycling centres and a regional network of operating landfill sites and manages nearly 70 civic amenity sites on behalf of local authorities for use by the general public. More …

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