Augean holds drop-in session on plans to extend time limit at Thornhaugh site

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A WASTE company held a public drop-in day on Thursday on plans to extending the time limit on when they can dump.

At the moment Augean has permission to dump waste at its Thornhaugh site until 2013.

But it plans to extend this until 2029 and to restore the site for nature conservation by 2030 and is due to submit an application to Peterborough City Council.

The company held a consultation event on the plans on Thursday last week at Wansofrd to discuss the proposals.

They have also held a meeting with the Thornhaugh Liaison Committee, where members had an opportunity to discuss the proposals further and to view the consultation displays.

Group Technical Director for Augean Dr Gene Wilson said: “We have been open about the possibility of this application for some time, so it has not come as any surprise that we are bringing these proposals forward now.

“Augean is grateful for the input of community representatives on the Liaison Committee, who we have worked closely with for a number of years, to speedily resolve any issues that might arise and allow the site and the local community to happily co-exist.

“Following comments made to us by the community yesterday, in particular regarding the restoration of the site, we will incorporate these where possible into our proposals, before they are submitted to Peterborough City Council in the new year.”