Council objects to EfW plant over ‘acid rain’ concerns

A Midlands council has strongly objected to plans for an energy from waste (EfW) plant in a neighbouring borough over its concerns that “acid rain” from the facility could damage a nearby site of special scientific interest (SSSI).

Devon-based company Corby Ltd wants to build a 2.5-hectare EfW plant in Corby, capable of processing 260,000 tonnes of household waste a year.

But planning chiefs in East Northamptonshire - the neighbouring borough - this week resolved to issue a strong objection to the proposals. At a meeting on Wednesday, the council’s planning committee agreed with a recommendation from planning officers that the authority issue an objection to the plans. 

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