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Green light for temporary Norfolk-Suffolk EfW deal

Defra has given permission to Norfolk County Council to send 20% of its residual waste to an incinerator in Suffolk following the demise of the King’s Lynn energy-from-waste (EfW) project.

Approval for the two-year deal will allow Norfolk to dispose of around 40,000 tonnes of materials through an EfW plant in Great Blakenham.

The councils expect to save around £1m each as a result of the agreement.

Norfolk described that the deal as a “short-term solution”. Longer-term options will be discussed at a public conference on 9 October.

Norfolk recently abandoned plans for the construction of its own EfW plant at King’s Lynn, following delays in a review of the facility’s planning permission by the Department for Communities and Local Government.

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