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Go-ahead for Essex MBT

Construction of a new residual waste treatment facility in Essex is set to begin in spring after the county council granted planning permission.

Urbaser Balfour Beatty’s (UBB) mechanical biological treatment (MBT) plant at Courtauld Road in Basildon will process 416,955 tonnes a year of household and commercial black bag waste from Essex and Southend.
UBB said the project would bring economic and environmental benefits to the area, bringing jobs, diverting waste from landfill, and saving the county landfill tax costs.
Project director Richard Lancaster said: “We are thrilled to have been given planning approval to start works on the site.  Preparations have now begun and construction will start in the spring.”
Basildon Borough Council opposed the plans. Councillor Richard Moore, cabinet member for planning, has previously called the project “fundamentally flawed” with too little attention to the impact of extra traffic and the environmental impact.

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