Council picks ten waste sites - three in Horsham

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A LIST of ten preferred waste sites have been revealed by West Sussex County Council - three of which are in the Horsham district.

The council says the sites will help to deliver ‘likely shortfalls in waste management capacity’ adding: “Technical work required to assess the preferred sites is currently ongoing. No decision has been made at this stage about which sites should go forward as allocations in the Waste Plan; that decision will be made by county council in October 2011 when it is asked to approve the draft Waste Plan which will then be subject to independent examination.”

The sites in the district are Nowhurst Business Centre in Strood Green near Billingshurst and two sites at Brookhurst Wood, near Warnham.

At Nowhurst Business Centre the council says there is potential for a built waste facility at the 6.5 hectare site.

This could include an energy from waste facility using incineration or advanced thermal treatment, materials recovery facility, biological treatment, mechanical biological treatment or mechanical heat treatment.

The report says it’s a brownfield site with residential properties within 250 metres but it is recommended to take the area forward.

At the first Brookhurst Wood disused brickworks site of around four hectares the proposed use is given as ‘non-inert landfill extension’.

The report says: “The site would be a good fit with the spatial strategy as it would provide an extension of one million cubic metres to the existing landfill.”

It is recommended to take the site forward.

At the second site at the disused brickworks, of approximately three hectares, the report says again there is potential for a built waste facility.

“The site would be a good fit with the spatial strategy for built waste facilities. With potential capacity to treat approx. 150,000 tonnes per annum it would represent a large treatment facility, in a central location.”

It is again recommended to take the site forward.