Firm to extend Northamptonshire landfill site life

A company operating a landfill site in Northamptonshire is to apply for permission to use it for 10 more years.

Augean Landfill wants to use a hazardous waste site at King's Cliffe between Corby and Peterborough, which was due to shut in 2013, until 2023.

Augean said the site would not be full by 2013 and could be used for longer.

The firm has had an application to bury radioactive waste at the site rejected by Northamptonshire County Council and a public inquiry is to open in October.

Local residents mounted a campaign to prevent the use of the site for low level radioactive waste from nuclear power stations and won the right to a public inquiry.

Part of the Augean's new plan is to extend a large hole in the ground in the centre of the site.

Environmental studies and design work are underway and Augean are promising to consult local communities before a detailed planning application is submitted next year.

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