Recycling and waste management company Viridor has submitted changes to its planning application for its energy from waste facility in Peterborough.
Last month after a three year procurement process, Peterborough City Council selected Viridor as its preferred partner to provide an alternative to landfill disposal for its residual waste for the next 30 years.
The company is planning to build the energy from waste facility in Fengate, Peterborough, but last month made a Section 73 planning application to make changes to the existing planning permission for the facility.
The company intends to reduce the size of the facility by around 40 per cent while increasing its capacity.
Planning permission for a 65,000 tonnes per year facility was granted in May 2010, but Viridor now wishes to increase the capacity to 85,000 tonnes and must obtain planning permission for this.
Viridor says it needs to increase the capacity as the population of Peterborough is expected to grow significantly over the next 30 years.
It has now begun a community engagement programme to explain proposed changes to the facility.
Viridor communications manager Victor Perez-Mares said: “We’re looking to build upon the public engagement work already conducted by the council when planning permission was achieved for the 65,000 tonnes per annum facility.
“Our pubic engagement work will provide an opportunity for residents to find out more about our proposed solution, the modern technology to be used as well as giving them the chance to ask questions to the project team and let us know their views on our proposals.”