Norfolk County Council approves revised energy from waste contract


A revised contract with Cory Wheelabrator for treating residual waste has been approved by Norfolk County Council’s cabinet following a decision by the entire council to give approval.

The revised plan refreshes the contract dates for the project to address the delay in securing planning permission, which arose after the Communities Secretary Eric Pickles called in the planning permission for his determination.


In order for the project to proceed, in which an energy from waste facility will be built by Cory Wheelabrator in King’s Lynn, planning permission is still needed. This will be granted once the Communities Secretary has made his decision before 14 January 2014.

The vote by councillors was close with 40 voting in favour and 38 against, with six councillors absent.