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."