Devon County Council has put forward five possible locations for energy-from-waste (EfW) plants in the region.
As part of the Devon Waste Plan, the county’s waste strategy for the next 20 years, the local authority has proposed the construction of EfW plants with an individual maximum capacity of approximately 80,000 tonnes in order to avoid a concentration in one area.
The plan states: “The need to maximise diversion from landfill will require provision of energy recovery capacity of around 380,000 tonnes within Devon, to be achieved through existing facilities, the implementation of existing planning permissions and the delivery of a small number of new facilities.”
The proposed sites for new facilities are at:
- East of Tiverton
- Hill Barton (Farringdon)
- Greendale Barton
- Heathfield (Kingsteignton)
The plans will be discussed by the council on 23 October.