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Buckinghamshire EfW gets green light

An energy from waste plant in Buckinghamshire has been given the green light.

The council awarded the £275m contract of FCC Environment in July but the decision was called in for consideration by the county council’s overview and scrutiny committee. The committee has announced that there were no grounds to refer the decision back to either the council or the cabinet.

The scheme will see FCC Environment build and operate an energy from waste facility at Greatmoor, in Buckinghamshire. The council said it would divert household and commercial waste from landfill and produce 22 megawatts of electricity for 36,000 homes.

Overview chair Lesley Clarke said: “It is clear to this committee that the programme is robust, represents value for money and is capable of delivering what has been promised.”

Steven Adams, cabinet member for environment at the council, said: “This solution to the disposal of household waste is a sustainable, value-for-money option that is tried and tested in other parts of the UK. I hope it will now be possible to move forward and deliver the project as planned.”

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