Hereford & Worcester

Hartlebury waste incinerator public inquiry date set

Artist's impression of waste facility near Hartlebury, Worcestershire
Image caption Mercia Waste Management said the plant would create 42 jobs

The date for a public inquiry into a waste incinerator in Worcestershire has been set.

Councillors at Worcestershire County Council voted to approve plans for the 200,000-tonne energy-from-waste facility, near Hartlebury, in March.

The inquiry will begin at County Hall, Worcester, on Tuesday November 22, and is expected to last eight days.

Representatives for the county council, the applicant and the objectors will be invited to address the hearing.

Mercia Waste Management said the plant would create 42 jobs and generate enough power for up to 20,000 homes.

If the minister approves the scheme, the work would start in autumn, to be completed in 2014.

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