New England Quarry Incinerator.

Artist’s impression of the proposed incinerator. Lovely isn’t it? Picture from Viridor via the Save our South Hams website 

New England  Quarry is owned by Viridor and they have put in a planning application for an incinerator, or the New England Resource Recovery Centre, as Viridor would have it, even though they have not been awarded the contract to treat Devon’s waste. Viridor asserts that there is enough commercial waste to justify an incinerator in addition to the proposed incinerator in Plymouth. Viridor has also submitted an application  for a landfill site to accept Incinerator Bottom Ash.

The planning application for this incinerator was unanimously refused on October 24th 2012.

Councillors could be lobbied in advance of this meeting. Here’s a link to the Development Management Committee.

The Officer in charge  is Mrs S Penaluna, Planning Officer, Devon County Council,  ABG  Luscombe House, County Hall, Exeter. EX2 4QW

The  Planning Application number: DCC/2975/2010

It’s too late to respond to this application now, but you can see what has been written by South Hams Friends  of the Earth, dated 19/04/10,  in response to the original application here: Response to NERRC

A shorter document is the SHFoE response, dated 8/4/11,  to the revised planning application which can be found here:NEQ RPAw


More information on this campaign can be found on the ecoivy website.