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Information for Westmill, Ware (nr. Stevenage)

Status: Prevented
Planning Region: East of England
Planning Sub-Region: Hertfordshire
Operator: Biffa
Capacity: 400,000
Campaign Group(s): Burning Issue Group (BIG)
Notes: In June 2012 Biffa announced that "following feedback from the local community" they intended to abandon plans for an incinerator on the site and instead pursue a "soils repair centre" [Source, Source]. Biffa’s September 2009 proposals were withdrawn and the company stated that they were going to submit their application "later in 2010" [Source]. No application was submitted in 2010 but Biffa stated in April 2011 that they intend to submit the application "sometime in 2011" [Source]. Original proposal was not directed towards household waste: "Our plans are to deal with the non-hazardous waste produced by the thousands of businesses, shops and industry in the area" [Source]. (Entry updated 2012-12-04)