A planning application to build a waste treatment facility in Derby has been deferred indefinitely by the local authority, despite planning officers recommendation to approve the plant.
Derby County Council Planning Committee has asked the waste management firm behind the planned facility, Resource Recovery Solutions to submit further information about the impact the plant will have on public health.
A council spokesperson Maureen Eastgate said: The council felt there was not sufficient information to address the concerns felt by the public about the affect it may have on public health.
RRS plans to build a mechanical biological treatment plant, which will be capable of reprocessing 60,000 tonnes of waste annually. An Advanced Conversion Technology facility which uses gasification to generate energy from waste - is also proposed.
RRS project director Blair Marriott said: Clearly we are disappointed that the decision on the planning application for Sinfin Lane has been deferred. The proposed waste treatment facility is part of an integrated solution to deal with Derby and Derbyshires waste sustainably by diverting waste from landfill and helping the councils exceed their joint recycling target.
We will now work closely with the council to provide the additional information, as requested, and hope that the application can be considered again at the earliest opportunity.