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Last Updated: Tuesday, 11 March 2008, 12:37 GMT
Villagers debate incinerator plan
Waste dump
Rubbish would be burned to produce energy
Villagers campaigning against a plan to build a waste incinerator plant close to their North Yorkshire homes have called a meeting to discuss the scheme.

Councillors from Tockwith with Wilstrop Parish Council are to host the meeting with residents, businesses and school officials on Tuesday.

The company behind the scheme, BCB Environmental Management said burning material would create energy.

North Yorkshire County Council has not set a date for a planning decision.

Councillor Clive Billeness, of Tockwith with Wilstrop Parish Council, said: "It's a business park. On that park you've got food packaging plants, there's a micro brewery, there's a medical supplies packaging plant.

"They're hardly the kind of things you want to have next door to an incinerator."

In a statement the firm said the Yorkshire and Humber Assembly had already supported the plans.

Company officials said they would be available for consultations on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in the village at The Forge between 1800 and 2000 GMT.

An Environment Agency spokesman said: "We are not satisfied with the level of detail in the environmental statement which was submitted with the planning application.

"This statement aims to determine whether the emissions can be dispersed effectively.

"We have therefore asked for further information to be submitted which relates to the stack height of the proposed development."

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