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Allerton Park incinerator ‘benefits’ outlined
8:07am Wednesday 17th October 2012 in News
COUNCILLORS will decide whether a £1.4 billion waste incinerator can be built in North Yorkshire at the end of this month.
Proposals by AmeyCespa for the Allerton Waste Recovery Park (AWRP), between York and Harrogate, will go before North Yorkshire County Council’s planning committee on October 30.
The authority and City of York Council say it will slash their waste bills, but opponents claim it is outdated, too expensive and environmentally harmful.
AmeyCespa’s project manager Bill Jarvis has now written to North Yorkshire councillors outlining the scheme’s “benefits”, saying it will “save taxpayers’ money, drastically reduce landfill and increase recycling”.
“A major proposal such as AWRP will always be an emotive issue,” he wrote.
“While not wishing to detract from genuine concerns of the nearest neighbours to the proposed facility, it is being provided to serve all 700,000-plus residents of North Yorkshire and York.
“We believe we have answered all concerns raised or claims made about the proposals publicly and transparently. AWRP has been designed to meet the needs of all residents, while at the same time being economic, future-proofed and able to deliver benefits into the community for the long term.”