Sessions will explain the Environment Agency’s role in deciding whether King’s Lynn incinerator gets the go-ahead

Two drop-in sessions are being held in King's Lynn next month for the public to find out about the Environment Agency's role in deciding whether an incinerator can be built at Saddlebow.

The EA will be asking people for comments on the application for an environmental permit it has received from Willows Power and Recycling Limited.

Its role is to consider the environmental impacts the EfW facility could have on human health, air, water, land, habitats and species of animals and plants.

It also looks at noise levels and energy efficiency of the plant and the combined effects from other proposals, such as the Centrica Power Station expansion.

An environmental permit from the EA needs to be in place before the plant can start operating. Environmental permits contain specific conditions and emission limits that must be complied with while the plant is operating.


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Separate planning permission from Norfolk County Council will also be required for the plant.

Kevin Rutterford, EA manager for Norfolk, said: 'We urge people to come along and talk to us to discuss our role. We'd like to hear their thoughts and concerns on the proposed plant and gain feedback and ideas.'

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The consultation period will run for eight weeks from Monday, July 25, until September 16.

At the drop-in people will be able to see the full environmental permit application and make informal comments on it to local Environment Agency staff.

Follow the link above to comment on the application.

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