BBC Berkshire - Berkshire incinerator plans submitted to council

Plans for an incinerator in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Berkshire have been submitted to the council

Waste management firm Grundon wants to build the facility on the Old Kiln Quarry site beside the M4 motorway at Chieveley.

The company said the plant's capacity had been cut from 350,000 to 250,000 tonnes in response to local opposition.

The plans have been submitted to West Berkshire Council and a public consultation will follow.

Campaigners called Grundon's scale-down of its original plans "minor", and said the incinerator would damage the landscape and lead to a rise in vehicle numbers.

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