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North Wales Residual Waste Treatment Talks Start on £800m Facility

Public consultation is starting over plans to process non-recyclable waste in North Wales, possibly building an incineration plant. The plan is to process 150,000 tonnes of non recyclable waste a year

Two sites in Deeside and Anglesey have been reserveed in the £800m project. Officers say nothing has been finalised and all ideas are being considered. They’re holding talks with residents across the area, beginning at Holyhead on Fri. North Wales

In all 5 main councils have joined forces and invited firms to make plans for waste processing plants like incinerators to cope with waste now put into landfills. They are expecting that the new plant will process more than 150,000 tons of waste a year in a project costing a computed £800m over twenty-five years. Flintshire council is taking the lead among the group made from authorities covering Anglesey, Gwynedd, Conwy, and Denbighshire. The partnership is known as the North Wales Residual Waste Treatment Project ( NWRWTP ).

Councillor Eryl Williams, chair of the NWRWTP’s joint council, declared the Welsh Govt has set target of recycling seventy percent of home waste by 2025, and using a rubbish heap was no longer a choice.

PUBLIC Meetings will b held at a varity of locations – see the original BBC News post.

He stated that they want to hear as many peoples’s perspectives as practical so they are urging any residents who need to know a lot more about the project or need to ask about the project to come along to one of the sessions.

They assert the Deeside processing strategy and location was only used to show a “business case” to secure funds from Welsh Govt. It has agreed to put in £142m over the term of the project. In May, the NWRWTP exposed it’s been in debate with an Anglesey aluminum business about securing a choice to get land on the previous aluminum works near Holyhead for a site.

Other recommended sites may be included as neither the Deeside or Anglesey sites are hard and fast. The bids will be shortlisted till a preferential bidder appears with the winner predicted to be designated in late 2012. A planning application will then be submitted to the most relevant authorities. Work on the plant isn’t predicted to start before 2016. Folks can learn more online and take a role in the consultation through the NWRWTP web site.

Read more at the BBC Article

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