Derby waste treatment plans are put on hold

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The company behind a controversial waste treatment site in Derby has withdrawn its appeal against a decision to refuse planning permission.

Derby City Council refused to grant planning permission for Cyclamax to build a waste site on Raynesway, which is part of Derby's inner ring road.

The firm lodged an appeal which was due to be heard at a public inquiry next year.

But Cyclamax said it remains committed to building the plant.

The proposed facility at Raynesway would have processed 100,000 tonnes of waste a year.

Rick Twomey, technical director at Cyclamax, said: "Due to a redesign required to accommodate all the activities envisaged for the Raynesway Resource Park, Cyclamax have decided to withdraw the planning appeal but is still committed to Raynesway Resource Park and will explore submitting a new revised planning application in 2011."

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