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Council buys 'waste plant' land

Land which may be used for a waste plant at Javelin Park in Gloucester has been bought by the county council for 7.4m.

About 100 people attended a meeting in November where a council spokesman confirmed that building an incinerator on the site was one option.

In a statement the council said: "The land may be used for any new residual waste facilities.

"No final decisions on the site will be made until 2011."

Councillor Stan Waddington added: "Securing the land at Javelin Park means that we can comply fully with the government's requirements for funding an alternative to landfill in Gloucestershire.

"It is good news for local taxpayers as it means we can secure 92m of PFI credits from central government, which was conditional on the council owning a site."

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