Devon

Lee Moor waste plant plan approved

A £15m waste treatment plant is to be built near Plymouth.

The plant, proposed by AAD (South West) at Lee Moor, will treat organic waste and produce electricity.

It could open in 2013 on a former china clay refinery and create 25 permanent jobs, a company spokesman said.

Opponents to the scheme, which was approved by Devon County Council, said they were worried about increased traffic and emissions from the facility.

AAD (South West) managing director Tristan Lloyd Baker said vehicles would only travel along one road to reach the site and emissions would be closely monitored.

He added that he was "delighted" with the council's decision.

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