Thorington landfill site earmarked

CONTROVERSIAL waste strategy plans that could see incinerators built at four locations in Suffolk have been agreed in principle.And four landfill sites, including one at Thorington have been earmarked to deal with refuse which cannot be burned.

CONTROVERSIAL waste strategy plans that could see incinerators built at four locations in Suffolk have been agreed in principle.

And four landfill sites, including one at Thorington have been earmarked to deal with refuse which cannot be burned.

The waste core strategy development plan document was discussed by members of the county council cabinet on Tuesday before they agreed to submit the document for approval from the whole council.

The sites allocated are the former sugar beet factory in Sproughton, the former airfield at Eye, Mason's landfill at Great Blakenham and the council's highways depot at Great Blakenham.


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It follows a 16-month period of public consultation during which more than 80 sites were considered.

Councillors representing the areas that have been earmarked for waste disposal sites spoke out at the meeting, before cabinet members agreed to approve the proposals.

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The landfill sites also include Layham and Foxhall.

The document is expected to be brought to full council for approval on December 10 and there will be a six week period in the new year when formal representations on the “soundness” of the strategy can be made before it is submitted to the government in March.

Later in the year it will be subject of a public examination by an inspector appointed by the planning inspectorate and if it is found to be sound it could be adopted by the council in December 2010.

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