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Sita's Severnside appeal upheld

Sita has finally gained permission to build an energy recovery centre near Avonmouth, Gloucestershire, after the Planning Inspectorate upheld its appeal.

The Severnside Energy Recovery Centre will be capable of processing up to 400,000 tonnes of commercial and industrial waste per year.

Sita submitted proposals for the facility to South Gloucestershire Council in November 2009 but they were refused by the councillors in June 2010.

In November 2010, Sita UK submitted an appeal to the Planning Inspectorate, which has now proved successful.

Sita A UK planning manager Gareth Phillips said: “We are delighted with this ruling and look forward to progressing with our plans to build a clean, modern and much needed facility, which has already been granted an environmental permit following scrutiny from the Environment Agency.

“The SERC will play an important role in waste management in the region, disposing of non-recycled material in a safe and clean way while providing an alternative to increasingly scarce landfill, and generating enough energy to power around half the homes in South Gloucestershire.”

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