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  • Ash Recycling at Whitecleaves Quarry?

    Posted on February 11th, 2011 Steve No comments

    Whitecleaves Quarry

    Plans to create a plant in Whitecleaves Quarry to recycle ash into material for road-building and other construction will be on show at St Luke’s Church Hall, Buckfastleigh on Friday 18th February between 1pm and 7pm.

    MVV Umwelt is the company behind the controversial plans for a waste-to-energy incinerator in Plymouth. They want to build a plant at Whitecleaves Quarry to turn around 56,000 tonnes of ash a year from the incinerator into material for road-building and other construction. MVV Umwelt have said that the new plant would employ six to eight people.

    BTT understands that MVV Umwelt has yet to formally approach Buckfastleigh Town Council about the proposed plant, but that the Town Council are aware of the plans and will discuss them further once more details are available.

    The last proposal for the development of Whitecleaves Quarry was the unsuccessful proposal from Sam Gilpin Demolition Ltd to locate a recycling plant there. Local residents and national organisations such as  the RSPB and Natural England protested about the noise, dust and affects on local wildlife (specifically peregrine falcons and horseshoe bats).

    BTT would encourage all interested residents of Buckfastleigh to go and see the plans for themselves next Friday and raise any concerns that they have with a representative of MVV Unwelt.

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