Controversial Waste Plant application

A multimillion planning application for a Waste Reprocessing Plant to be build in North Yorkshire is being considered amidst fears from locals.

Campaign against waste incinerator

Campaigners say the development will ruin the landscape.
Campaigners say the development will ruin the landscape. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Protesters against plans to build a waste incinerator in North Yorkshire say they have not given up their fight.

Last night county councillors approved proposals to build the site at Allerton Park quarry near Knaresborough, saying it will bring jobs.

A campaign group says the development will ruin the landscape.

Planners debate waste plant

A decision is expected imminently on whether a controversial waste incinerator will be built in North Yorkshire. Planning experts have been debating the issue all day.

The plant, which would be built at Allerton Park quarry near Knaresborough, has attracted criticism from some local residents who say it would ruin the landscape.

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Protesters say new waste plant will "dominate" landscape

Councillors in North Yorkshire are deciding whether to approve plans to build a waste reprocessing plant near Knaresborough.

Protestors gathered outside North Yorkshire County Council office ahead of this afternoon's decision.

The company behind the multi-million pound plant, Amey Cespa, says the waste plant is safe and would benefit the area.

But campaigners claim the development, which will be built at Allerton Park, would ruin the landscape and damage the environment.

Multimillion pound waste plant to be considered

A controversial planning application, opposed by locals, is set to be considered by authorities in North Yorkshire.

The application for a multimillion pound Waste Reprocessing Plant to be built at Allerton Park will be decided on amidst fears from locals in the area.

Members of the North Yorkshire Waste Action Group (NYWAG) fear that the application will be given the green light and permission granted to build the facility.