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Shanks gets green light to build waste facility

Cumbria County Council has granted planning permission for waste management firm Shanks to build a £20 million mechanical biological treatment plant.The facility will be built at Hespin Wood near Carlisle and will process up to 75,000 tonnes of waste per year.Last November, the council agreed to a 25-year private finance initiative deal with Shanks to help the council cut the amount ...