Plans for Viridor waste facility on display

Viridor is inviting local residents to view its proposals for a waste treatment facility to be built at Lostock Gralam in Cheshire.

The company plans a mechanical and biological treatment facility that will treat residual waste and provide a source of solid recovered fuel that can be used to generate electricity at the nearby Ineos Chlor combined heat and power plant in Runcorn, currently under construction.

Viridor, which is in the final round of bidding for Cheshire West & Chester and Cheshire East Councils £850m private finance initiative waste contract, revised its proposals after the original planning application was rejected as being too large and because of its potential threat of increased traffic on local roads.

The revised planning application includes a scaled down facility, which will treat 200,000 tonnes of residual waste a year, as opposed to the original 250,000 tonnes a year applied for in 2009.

Members of Viridor's planning team will be available to answer any questions that residents may have with regards to the proposed facility at the public consultation being held at Lostock Sport and Social Club between 4pm and 8pm next Monday 11 October.

Viridor said letters are also being sent out to all local residents to invite them to the consultation, and all interested parties are welcome to attend.

The other finalist bidding for the 25-year Cheshire waste contract is Resource Recovery Solutions, a consortium of United Utilities and Interserve, which opted not to revise its planning application for a facility in Cheshire in August, following an earlier rejection.

  • Viridor said residents not available to attend on the day are asked to contact Hannah Kirkpatrick on for further information.

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Watched Undercover Boss on Channel 4 with chief executive of this firm and thought he came across well, seems like a company which really looks after its employees and public interests. I’ll take a look at their plans for my home town with interest too

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