New Barnstaple incinerator plans on show this week

MEMBERS of the public will be invited to give their comments and view proposals for the proposed Energy from Waste (EfW) plant planned as part of the Seven Brethren redevelopment at Barnstaple this week. The roadshow will take place at Barnstaple Leisure

MEMBERS of the public will be invited to give their comments and view proposals for the proposed Energy from Waste (EfW) plant planned as part of the Seven Brethren redevelopment at Barnstaple this week.

The roadshow will take place at Barnstaple Leisure Centre from 4pm-8pm on Thursday, July 9 before moving to Green Lanes Shopping Centre from 9.30am-5pm on Friday and Saturday, July 10 and 11.

The aim of the roadshow is to provide information and give an update on possible designs for the plant, which will deal with waste for the Barnstaple and Torridge areas, along with a new recycling centre.

The facility will also be able to provide heat and energy for developments and industry on the site, including the swimming pool and refurbished leisure centre. Creating sustainable energy from waste is a key element of the masterplan, which aims to regenerate the Seven Brethren area to benefit the whole town in an environmentally friendly approach.


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Councillor Des Brailey, Leader of North Devon Council, said: "Seven Brethren is an important site for the whole of North Devon with some spectacular natural assets.

"We are determined that the area is developed with best regard for our environment, and that any development is sustainable.

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"The energy from waste facility could provide a huge contribution by reducing carbon emissions from waste going to landfill and cutting our reliance on fossil fuels by generating heat and power that could be used by nearby developments."

Cllr Roger Croad, Devon County Council Executive Member for Environmental and Regulatory Services, said: "We are working in partnership with North Devon Council to ensure we create a solution that's tailored to the local community.

"Both councils are committed to developing waste management facilities which will benefit the environment and meet the needs of the people of North Devon. Seven Brethren is a prime regeneration site and will be an important factor in helping Barnstaple become a more successful and prosperous place to live and work."

More information on the exhibition and the proposals is available on www.devon.gov.uk/waste

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