Incinerator plan for quarry site near Plymouth goes on show
DRAFT plans to build an incinerator in the countryside outside Plymouth are soon to go on display to the public.
The Environment Agency is giving people the opportunity to make comments on the draft permit for the proposed energy from waste plant at New England Quarry near Ivybridge.
The incinerator was one of two shortlisted to handle Plymouth's waste.
It was eventually beaten in a bidding war by MVV Environment Devonport, which is now building an incinerator at Weston Mill for the South West Devon Waste Partnership.
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Viridor Waste Management had already said it would push ahead with the incinerator next to the former New England Quarry regardless.
And people are now being invited to drop-in and speak to Environment Agency staff as part of the consultation on a draft environmental permit for the proposed incinerator.
The drop-in is part of their consultation which closes on Friday October 12.
Judy Proctor, for the Environment Agency, said: "We want to help people understand how we have reached our draft decision on the permit.
"These sessions are also an opportunity to help people understand what information we can take into consideration when reaching our final decision."
Technical specialists from the Agency will be available from 12.30pm to 8pm to talk about the draft decision and help people respond to the consultation, and answer questions about the regulatory role.
As part of the surgery there will be group question and answer sessions with a permitting officer at 3pm, 3.45pm, 4.30pm, 5.15pm, 6pm, 6.45pm and 7.30pm.
Ms Proctor said: "These sessions will focus on the permitting process and people can ask how we reach our draft decisions on a permit application. Attending the drop-in session is not essential for people to have their say on the draft decision but it may help to formulate written responses."
These sessions can be booked in advance by emailing SWEFW.firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 03708 506 506 and leaving contact details and preferred time.
The public surgery will be held at the Watermark centre in Ivybridge on Thursday October 4 from 12.30pm to 8pm.
All responses to the consultation must be made in writing to: Environment Agency, Permitting Support Centre, Environment Permit Team, Quadrant 2, 99 Parkway Avenue, Sheffield S9 4WF or email@example.com, quoting EPR/LP3936KF.
These will help the Environment Agency arrive at a final decision on the environmental permit application.