Firm wants to expand landfill near village
A WASTE management firm has revealed plans to expand facilities at its landfill site in King’s Cliffe.
Augean, which runs the East Northants Resource Management Facility at the village, wants to increase the amount of waste it can accept each year from 100,000 tonnes to 150,000 tonnes.
It also wants to create a new landfill void for low-level radioactive waste and extend its operating licences to 2016.
The company recently won a lengthy battle with local protesters to dump low level radioactive waste at the site, with campaigners losing their appeal against the decision in January.
Now, two information sessions will be held to explain Augean’s latest plans.
The Planning Inspectorate is holding two drop-in sessions at King’s Cliffe Memorial Hall on Monday, May 14, between 1pm and 8pm and Tuesday, May 15, between 10am and 2pm - to explain the process to members of the public.
The expansion would have to be accepted by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with the final decision being made by the Planning Inspectorate.