Newhaven Incinerator

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Coordinates: 50°47′46″N 0°03′22″E / 50.796°N 0.056°E / 50.796; 0.056

Newhaven Incinerator

The Newhaven Incinerator is an incinerator currently under construction for the treatment of up to 210,000 tonnes per annum of East Sussex's municipal solid waste. The facility, being built by Veolia Environmental Services, has been given the green light by planners at the Conservative-controlled East Sussex County Council.[1][2]

Opposition[edit]

Campaign group Defenders of the Ouse Valley and Estuary claimed that more than 11,000 objections were made to the incinerator. In its petition, the group said: "The incinerator proposed by East Sussex County Council will dominate the town of Newhaven with two chimneys towering over 230 feet (70 m) high, the main building of the incinerator will be over 100 feet (30 m) high and more than 500 feet (150 m) long. The site is on the edge of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and in a valley which is between the two halves of Newhaven."

Construction[edit]

Construction of the incinerator began in April 2008 and was completed in late 2011.[3]

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