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Firm submits new incinerator plan

A firm which faced strong opposition to proposals to build a waste incinerator in North Yorkshire has submitted new plans to the county council.

BCB Environmental Management wants to build a £23m plant at Marston Moor Business Park in Tockwith.

Villagers voiced health concerns after BCB's original plans were submitted last year. The firm has revised its plans after a public consultation.

BCB said the plant would create 18 new jobs when operational.

The firm said its original application had been "significantly refined".

Managing director Phil Boardman said: "The company is now confident that it has the best possible waste management solution to help to divert waste from landfill.

"We have invested heavily in the newest technology to help to provide a cleaner, greener way of dealing with the rising levels of waste.

"Landfill is no longer sustainable in terms of waste management and will cost council taxpayers millions of pounds in the future, if the problem is not addressed."

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