An appeal has been lodged by Urbaser Balfour Beatty against a refusal by Gloucestershire County Council to grant planning permission to a £500 million energy from waste facility.
In March, the council refused planning permission for the site on the basis that it is in the wrong location, despite it being next to Junction 12 of the M5 motorway.
This was also despite the fact that Urbaser Balfour Beatty is the contractor for the council. Under this contract, it has to divert up to 92 per cent of the residual waste created by the residents of Gloucestershire.
Urbaser Balfour Beatty project director Javier Peiro said: “We believe that the application is in line with all relevant planning policy and should receive planning permission.
“While Gloucestershire continues to send its residual waste to landfill, there is an unavoidable environmental and economic cost. The facility would help by diverting waste from landfill, reducing carbon emissions and the release of greenhouse gases.
“We are committed to delivering the best solution to deal with Gloucestershire’s residual waste, as reliance on landfill is unsustainable both in terms of environmental impact and cost.”
Urbaser Balfour Beatty plan to build a 14.5MW facility at Javelin Park.