08 Apr FURTHER PLANNING INFORMATION SUBMITTED TO ESSEX COUNTY COUNCIL
Gent Fairhead and Indaver have submitted further information to Essex County Council in support of their revised planning application for the IWMF.
Industry experts forecast that there will be a residual waste capacity shortfall particularly in the South East. The Government’s new Resource & Waste Strategy says, ‘Given our projections we continue to welcome further market investment in residual waste treatment infrastructure’.
Currently Essex County produces around 655,000 tonnes of residual waste a year. Approximately 3.4 million tonnes of waste is landfilled in Essex each year, of which 628,000 tonnes is residual waste which would be suitable for treatment at the proposed IWMF.
Subsequent to the public meetings arranged in January, the company is also following up on two particular areas of concern that were raised by the local community. Firstly, an expert consultant has been engaged to demonstrate there would be no impact to the local community from any electromagnetic interference from the facility. Secondly they are carrying out further air quality assessments and modelling in in addition to those required under planning and permitting legislation.
The company will submit this additional information to Essex County Council during the month of May for consideration as part of the planning process.