Inquiry begins into Sinfin incinerator plans

A public inquiry is under way into plans for a waste incinerator in Derby.

The proposals for the plant, at Sinfin, were rejected in December over health and environmental fears.

The company behind the plans, Resource Recovery Solutions (RRS), appealed against the Derby City Council decision, prompting the inquiry.

Two sessions open to the public are being held at Derby's Council House on 15 September and St Stephen's Church Hall, Sinfin Lane, on 16 September.

RRS put forward the scheme as part of deal with the city and county councils to treat all the county's un-recycled waste for 27 years.

The plant would slowly heat material to release gas, which would then be burned to create electricity.

More than 300 residents had objected to the proposals, raising concerns about health and environmental problems, and arguing for a greater focus on recycling.

The inquiry is expected to last up to a month.

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