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Planning Application Number http://www.plymouth.gov.uk/planningdoc-2?appno=11-00750-FUL
This huge incinerator is designed to burn 250,000 tons of waste a year, almost a third of which will be left as Incinerator Bottom Ash (IBA) that will need to be processed somewhere. The toxic Fly Ash will need further processing elsewhere in the UK before being stored deep underground in Cheshire. The original plan to process this IBA at Whitecleaves Quarry at Buckfastleigh was rejected by the community and by the DCC. The companies involved went to appeal and lost: a major triumph for local opinion. MVV must now find an alternative solution or export the IBA by sea.
CPRE Devon, along with other members of the DAIA Group, played a major role in achieving the rejection of planning permission for another mass burn incinerator at New England Quarry near Lee Mill at Ivybridge. The fact remains that this incinerator in the Naval Dockyard in Plymouth, though benefitting the yard itself from the use of the waste heat provided, has done nothing for those whose housing surrounds this huge industrial complex.
CPRE Devon is contributing to the current consultation on a new Waste Plan for Devon and campaigns for a more distributed approach to waste management across the County.
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