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Government deadline passes for Chieveley incinerator appeal



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West Berkshire Council threw out the application in April and with no sign of an appeal by the waste company.
Grundon did not respond when repeatedly approached by the Newbury Weekly News for comment.
The proposed energy from waste facility, with 74m high flue stacks and two plans capable of processing 350,000 tonnes of industrial and household waste a year, was rejected by the council on grounds of potentially massive harm done to a protected area.
It would have been built at Old Kiln Quarry, near Junction 13 of the M4, inside the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Campaign group West Berkshire Against the Grundon Incinerator collected 3,300 letters of objection plus 2,000 more names on a petition during 15 months of tireless campaigning.
It said it would not rest on its laurels however, as Grundon could re-submit a new plan, albeit one which would have to be viably different to the rejected proposals.
“We will not be happy until they return Old Kiln Farm to agriculture and woodland as it should already be and have been left,” a statement by the group read.



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