Landscaping to start at Newhaven incinerator this summer

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LANDSCAPING at Newhaven incinerator will start this summer, which will include a dark green fence around the development.

Veolia Emvironmental Services said plants would include native trees and shrubs. Construction is expected to be completed and the facility ready to operate by the end of 2011. The main works in 2011 will be the internal fitting out of the facility. The main building is almost fully clad and is now at its full height.

Both the administration block and weighbridge access road are almost finished. External works including forming flood bunds and landscaping of the site, will commence in the summer. This will include external perimeter mesh fencing on steel posts. A spokesman for Veolia said they would be raising steam and steam blowing during the day and might create a bit more noise than normal operation. He said: “It will be noticeable in the immediate vicinity for short periods of time. A silencer will be fitted so it is not expected to be a nuisance. You might see steam coming out of the chimneys, from roof vents or from the temporary silencer at ground level. This is part of the commissioning process and totally normal. This will not continue during operation.” Once tests are complete and the facility ready, it will be handed over to Veolia. Any queries visit www.veolia.co.uk/southdowns