Community and the environment

Viridor takes its responsibility to protect the environment very seriously. We aim to be a good neighbour and recognise we have a duty of care towards those who live or work near to our facilities.  We will consider all of the key environmental and amenity aspects of our proposed development in detail and take all necessary steps to make sure that there will be no disadvantage to the environment or local community by progressing with these proposals.

  • A full Environmental Impact Assessment is being prepared by independent experts, for submission with the planning application. 
  • A permit to operate the proposed facility must be gained from the Environment Agency (EA).  This permit will only be granted once it is satisfied that the facility will be operated safely and without unacceptable impacts on the local community or the environment. As a condition of operation, the EA will regularly monitor the site to ensure all conditions are met.
  • The EfW facility will not accept hazardous waste or clinical wastes and will not result in any unacceptable risk to people or the environment.
  • The facility will be designed to minimise its impact on the landscape through a mixture of design and natural screening.
  • The team will thoroughly investigate access routes and model traffic flows to ensure that the most appropriate solutions are put forward as part of any proposed facility.  Discussions are advanced with the Highways Agency and other partners to develop a new
  • Public access to areas adjacent to the site will be maintained for walkers.

We are committed to public consultation and will ensure that residents have a chance to comment on any proposals before they are submitted.

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