Hereford & Worcester

Hartlebury incinerator plan to be discussed by council

Plans to build a waste incinerator in Worcestershire have been recommended by council officers for approval to reduce the amount of rubbish sent to landfill.

West Mercia Waste Management firm said the plant could process up to 200,000 tonnes of rubbish annually to produce a 15.5 megawatt supply of electricity.

It said its proposed EnviRecover incinerator in Hartlebury Trading Estate would also create 42 jobs.

Worcestershire County Council is due to consider the plans on Tuesday.

The council said it expected a high turn out for the meeting as more than 700 people had taken part in public consultations about the plans last year.

It said there was only room for 140 people to attend the council meeting but it had arranged to broadcast the meeting live on the council website from 1000 GMT.

The officers report in the council minutes and agendas recommends the planning committee be "minded to approve" the application.

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