Derby

Review move over Sinfin incinerator plan rejection

Plans for a waste incinerator in Derby could be reconsidered just weeks after apparently being finally rejected.

The Sinfin Lane plant would have burnt 190,000 tonnes of waste a year from across the county.

In November the Planning Inspector turned down the scheme, saying it would have a negative impact on traffic, air quality and people's living conditions.

Now Shanks, one of the companies behind the plan, has confirmed it will seek a judicial review into the decision.

The Planning Inspector was ruling on an appeal by developers Resource Recovery Solutions (RRS) - of which Shanks is a partner - against an earlier rejection from Derby City Council in 2009.

After the inspector's decision RRS, which has a 27-year contract to deal with the county's waste, said there was still no long-term solution to disposing of the area's rubbish.

Shanks said they would not be commenting until the end of the legal proceedings.

Simon Bacon, who co-ordinated residents' opposition to the project, said: "I am somewhat shocked and surprised that Shanks have not got the idea that they are not welcome in Derby.

"We had heard a few rumours and it just goes to show they have no regard for the public of Derby."

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