Firm wants to ex­pand land­fill near vil­lage

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Your Telegraph -

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.

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