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Amersham waste transfer station plans on display tomorrow
PLANS for a waste transfer station in Amersham go on display to residents tomorrow at a two-day exhibition.
Residents were invited by recycling and waste management firm FCC Environment to give their views on proposals for a site on London Road earlier this year.
The exhibition will include amendments to the plans which have been made in light of feedback from the public.
Residents and councillors have previously raised fears over the impact a site would have on traffic in the area.
Dan Murphy, Project Director at FCC Environment said: "We are grateful to everyone who attended the public consultation earlier this year about the proposed London Road waste transfer station and we value the feedback we received.
"Following questions posed during the consultation exhibition, we have researched local waste and refuse collection vehicle data, carried out traffic reviews and assessed the visual impacts of the proposed facility. We have also undertaken ecological surveys, compiled environmental impact assessments and liaised with both local and national conservation and environmental organisations.
"The key findings from our environmental assessments will be presented at the exhibition and will include a revised building design and site layout. We want to present planning application proposals to the local community prior to formal submission of the planning application."
The proposed transfer station would receive household and some commercial and industrial waste collected in the Chiltern District and part of the South Bucks District. Other than loading waste onto larger vehicles no other processing or treatment of waste would take place at the there.
The waste would then be transported to state of the art 'Energy from Waste' site at Greatmoor, in north Bucks, which is currently under construction. When complete this site will produce enough energy to power 36,000 homes.
The public exhibition will take place at Little Chalfont Village Hall from 3pm to 8pm on Friday, June 20, and from 9.30am to 12 noon on Saturday, June 21.
People who cannot attend these dates can download the exhibition materials after the event at www.fccenvironment.co.uk/amersham or request copies to be posted by calling 01457 819380.
The planning application will be submitted to BCC in July 2014.
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