Shepperton waste plan decision postponed

Image caption, Residents had expressed concern about the possible impact of emissions on air quality

A decision on a controversial plan to extend a waste and recycling plant in Shepperton has been postponed.

Surrey County Council had been due to meet on Friday to discuss the proposal to develop the facility.

But a council spokeswoman said the meeting would now take place on 8 March to ensure all the necessary paperwork was in place.

SITA Surrey put forward the plans on behalf of the council, saying the site would divert waste from landfill.

The facility would be used to heat waste to produce gas for energy and process about 60,000 tonnes of household waste every year.

Local residents have said the location of the proposed "eco-park" in Charlton Lane will impact on their health and quality of life.

Borough councillors in Spelthorne have also objected to the proposal.

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