Proposal to extend life of waste tip

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A WASTE company is hoping to extend the time limit on when it can dump at two of its sites.

Augean held a public drop-in day on Thursday last week at Wansford on its plans for the tip at Thornhaugh. At the moment it has permission to dump waste until 2013 but plans to extend it until 2029.

As part of the plans, the site would be restored for nature conservation by 2030.

The company is due to submit an application to Peterborough City Council.

They have also discussed the proposals with the Thornhaugh Liaison Committee.

Group technical director for Augean Dr Gene Wilson said: “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 community to happily co-exist.

“Following comments made to us by the community, 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.”

Augean is also proposing to extend the time limit for dumping waste at its King’s Cliffe site until 2026. The time limit there also runs out in 2013.

It will be applying for permission to the infrastructure planning commission, which deals with planning applications for hazardous waste sites.

Consultation on the plans, which can be viewed at www.augeanplc.com, ends in January.

Augean has permission to dump low-level radioactive waste at its King’s Cliffe site. An appeal against the decision to allow permission will be heard in January.