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Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Campaign to Protect Rural England

Concerns over proposed waste incinerator near Waterbeach

Tuesday, 03 April 2018 14:04

Proposed waste incinerator outside of Waterbeach Proposed waste incinerator outside of Waterbeach

Amey Cespa have submitted an application for a waste incinerator outside Waterbeach.

Update (17 September 2018): Cambridgeshire Country Council have rejected the application for the waste incinerator. See our reaction.

Amey Cespa operate the waste disposal facility outside Waterbeach on the A10 where waste is sorted, green waste is composted, and plastics exported off-site. Now that the availability of off-site places are drying up, Amey submitted an application (S/3372/17/CW) for a Waste Incinerator for plastics and other materials.  The incinerator, on land they already own would be a huge building with a very high 80 metre chimney. There is much discussion on how much pollution incinerators generate and whether this is dangerous to health, the alternative disposal is in landfill sites, which themselves are becoming scarcer, or on land-forming, neither prospect being appealing. In this instance we chose to base our objections on the appearance of the incinerator and the effect on the landscape.  We told the Cambridgeshire County Council:

We concluded that the incinerator would overbear, overwhelm and completely destroy the fragile setting in which Denny Abbey dwells.

The application is undecided at the time of writing. 

You can view our objection letter under Downloads.





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