Waste plant sites revealed for Suffolk

PLANNING bosses have today revealed the five sites earmarked for waste management plants in Suffolk.

Craig Robinson

PLANNING bosses have today revealed the five sites earmarked for waste management plants in Suffolk.

The shortlist includes the former sugar beet factory in Sproughton, Shepherd's Grove Industrial Estate at Stanton and Hepworth, the Eye Industrial Estate at Eye and Brome and the former Masons Cement Works quarry and Suffolk County Council Highways Depot, both in Great Blakenham.

David Palk, development manager at the county council, said it was thought that facilities would need to be built at three or four sites to cope with increasing amounts of both household and industrial rubbish.


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No decision has yet been made as to what type of plants will be built but they could include an incinerator or mechanical biological treatment.

Lisa Chambers, county council portfolio holder for economic and cultural development - who also chaired the councillor steering group, said members of the public would be able to comment on the plans from next Monday.

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The proposals also include four sites put forward by the waste industry to help manage non-hazardous landfill.

These include: the former mineral working at Thorington near Halesworth and existing landfill sites at Masons quarry in Great Blakenham, Foxhall quarry in Ipswich and Layham quarry near Hadleigh.

The proposals would see an increase in the amount of waste currently being disposed of at these sites or extending the type of waste they handle.

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