Public can shape plan

PUBLISHED: 14:47 24 January 2008 | UPDATED: 15:38 11 May 2010

DERRICK ASHLEY

DERRICK ASHLEY

A PUBLIC consultation has been launched over the future of waste ­planning. The move comes at a time when Herts County Council is looking at alternatives from using landfill sites. County councillor Derrick Ashley, executive member for planning and extern

A PUBLIC consultation has been launched over the future of waste ­planning.

The move comes at a time when Herts County Council is looking at alternatives from using landfill sites.

County councillor Derrick Ashley, executive member for planning and external relations said there were "important decisions" to be made about waste planning.

Cllr Ashley said: "In the past we have taken much of our waste out of the county to be processed.

"This is no longer an option," he said.

He continued that decisions for the future included the potential of waste treatment facilities.

The consultation reports have ruled out Lumen Road in Royston as being a site only for business use.

And the Sainsbury depot site in Buntingford has been ruled out, too, as has the Watermill industrial estate in Buntingford.

Under exisiting facilities the household waste recycling site in York Way, Royston, will be retained as a "safeguarded site".

Public consultation will begin on January 28 and ends on March 10.

n Three documents covering the waste plans are available on www.hertsdirect.org/wasteplanningconsultation

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