Incinerator gets go-ahead

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CONTROVERSIAL plans to build a £165 million incinerator in Hartlebury has been approved by Worcestershire County councillors.

Members gave the green light to the plant during a full council meeting today.

The county council's cabinet agreed a deal last month that would see Worcestershire taxpayers fork out £125m of the loan, while the rest will be paid by Herefordshire households.

Herefordshire County Council has yet to make a decision on the plans, however.

EnviRecover, which will be built on Hartlebury Trading Estate, will have capacity to divert 200,000 tonnes of waste from landfill sites each year.

Planning consent for the plant was given the go-ahead by the Secretary of State in July 2012.

Construction is expected to start this spring and the plant wil be fully operational in early 2017.

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3:17pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Stourportlass says...

So they're trying to kill us off then?
So they're trying to kill us off then? Stourportlass

6:01pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Stephen Brown says...

It would be good to know WHICH councillors aka Lemmings voted in favour.

Hardly a surprise however as most of them don't understand the first thing about it neither do they have the gumption to find out just in case it rocks their party boat. The issue of them not wanting to expose their frailty on this in case it reveals past incompetence in procurement and ineptitude in contract talks might also have something to do with it - Labour, LIbDem and Tory councillors included.

The truth will out eventually when taxpayers are squeezed like pips to pay for this madness.
It would be good to know WHICH councillors aka Lemmings voted in favour. Hardly a surprise however as most of them don't understand the first thing about it neither do they have the gumption to find out just in case it rocks their party boat. The issue of them not wanting to expose their frailty on this in case it reveals past incompetence in procurement and ineptitude in contract talks might also have something to do with it - Labour, LIbDem and Tory councillors included. The truth will out eventually when taxpayers are squeezed like pips to pay for this madness. Stephen Brown

6:31pm Thu 16 Jan 14

stour67 says...

Maybe this is why they are cutting the OAP help as written in the other web page
Maybe this is why they are cutting the OAP help as written in the other web page stour67

8:20pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Stephen Brown says...

What the story does not say is how much the interest charges are!

This will take the final cost even on the council's own figures to £763million, yes million! As the costs are rising I suspect it will be more like £1billion in the end for this white elephant that will most likely be redundant anyway come 2023 with legislative changes.

Minimum they will have to find an extra £6million a year - while at the same time cutting services including to OAP's as suggested above.
What the story does not say is how much the interest charges are! This will take the final cost even on the council's own figures to £763million, yes million! As the costs are rising I suspect it will be more like £1billion in the end for this white elephant that will most likely be redundant anyway come 2023 with legislative changes. Minimum they will have to find an extra £6million a year - while at the same time cutting services including to OAP's as suggested above. Stephen Brown

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