CONTROVERSIAL plans to build a £30 million waste plant in Kidderminster will go before the county council next week.

Power Generation Midlands (PGM) is the company behind plans to develop a new 'Energy and Resource Park' on land next to the Liberty Aluminium Foundry in Stourport Road.

Campaigners and Wyre Forest District Councillors raised concerns about the environmental impact of the development, public health and traffic congestion if plans were to go ahead.

Kidderminster town councillor Doug Hine, of Wyre Forest Against Incineration, said: "This incinerator will produce emissions that are potentially dangerous to people and the environment — close to homes and sensitive areas."

"We are in the middle of a climate emergency and yet officers are recommending we belch out yet more CO2."

Following the end of a public consultation, campaigners are urging the public to contact planning councillors with their concerns.

PGM says the park will generate low carbon energy and recover plastic waste that would otherwise end up in landfill.

Damian Courtney, of developers PGM, previously said: "Emissions data is monitored continually with safety controls designed to shut the plant down if it exceeds allowed levels.

"We have committed to posting live emissions data on our website which local people will be able to see at any time."

Worcestershire County Council's planning committee will make a decision on the plan at a meeting on Tuesday, September 28.