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Cory propose two new waste management plants

Cory Environmental has submitted a scoping opinion to Essex County Council outlining proposals for two new waste management plants.

Cory Environmental group planning and communications director John Boldon said: “Our intention is to build a mechanical biological treatment plant and an anaerobic digestion plant to process waste arising in north Essex. Once these plants are operational, they will reduce the amount of waste that is land-filled in the county.”

The two plants have been earmarked for the Stanway Hall sand and gravel pit south-west of Colchester, an area that has been identified as a preferred site for waste management in the county’s waste local plan.

Boldon added: “These sustainable waste management plants would help the county meet Government waste targets for Essex by increasing recycling and reducing the amount of biodegradable waste going to landfill. In addition, the residual waste from the process would be used to restore the site for recreational purposes in accordance with the Colchester local plan.”

The proposals will be the subject of a thorough Environmental Impact Assessment, with the scoping opinion identifying the environmental issues and information to be included in this.

“At Cory we are committed to consultation surrounding the potential scheme and will actively seek to engage the local community and its representatives”, said Boldon.

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