Second public exhibition for residual waste facility

9th November 2011

(Source: Gloucestershire County Council)

A second public exhibition is being held at Javelin Park for people to find out more about the waste facility proposed for the site.

Gloucestershire County Council is looking for an alternative solution to landfilling its residual waste - that's the waste left over when we have reduced, reused, recycled and composted all we can.

In March, the council announced that two bidders - Complete Circle (is a consortium of John Laing, Keppel Seghers & Shanks) and a consortium of Urbaser and Balfour Beatty - had been invited to refine their detailed proposals for the waste facility.

Both confirmed they would use Javelin Park as the location for the facility.

The council has asked both bidders to start preparations for a planning application. However, a planning application will only be submitted by the successful bidder that is selected to provide the facility in November.

Both bidders began pre-planning consultation in July, which included a joint public exhibition. People who visited were able to learn more about the bidders and the technologies they are proposing.

A second exhibition is now planned to update local people and organisations. Bidders will explain how their feedback has influenced the proposals and provide a final opportunity for comments to be made before a planning application is submitted by the successful bidder. The exhibition will be held on Javelin Park on:

Saturday 12th November - 12pm till 6pm

Sunday 13th November - 12pm till 4pm

Monday 14th November - 2pm till 8pm

People will be able to speak to representatives from Gloucestershire County Council and both bidders.

They will also be able to provide feedback which will be taken on board as both bidders progress with their proposals.

Cllr Stan Waddington, cabinet project champion for waste, said: "Hundreds of people attended the first public exhibition and discussed their queries or concerns directly with the two bidders.

"This second public exhibition is another opportunity for people to make their views known and see how feedback from the previous exhibition has been taken on board.

"Burying our waste is not financially or environmentally sustainable and even if we reach our 70 per cent recycling aspiration there will still be 30 per cent of rubbish that needs to be dealt with.

"This new facility is important as it can deal with this waste and cut the amount of rubbish going to landfill, while generating enough energy to power in the region of 28,000 homes."

For more information contact Gloucestershire County Council on 01452 425611 or email recover@recycleforgloucestershire.com.

You can also visit www.recycleforgloucestershire.com/recover for more information on the project itself.


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