Leeds approves two major waste plants
The two incinerators will be built within a mile of each other. The first waste plant will be developed by Veolia Environmental Services . It will burn household waste and is to be located at a site near Cross Green in south-west Leeds.
The 8-storey building is set to generate enough electricity for 20,000 houses. Construction work on the multimillion project is expected to start at the end of this summer. It will continue for at least 36 months.
The £125 million energy from waste facility will be a largely glazed and timber frame building, which will be known as the greenhouse.
Councillor Mark Dobson, executive member for the environment said: “This decision has been years in the making and the level of scrutiny provided by panel members demonstrates just how important the incinerator is to the city.
“I’ve said frequently that we can’t afford to continue to bury waste in the ground on financial or environmental grounds.
“Alongside other improvements to our waste services, this is a significant milestone in enabling us to recycle as much as we can.
“With the final discussions set to get underway, we’re confident the end result will be a facility that will allow us to realise our ambitions for a cleaner, greener Leeds.”
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