Horsham incinerator: '˜We will fight this appeal'

New battle lines have been drawn up in the fight to build an incinerator in Horsham as a campaign group vows to fight an appeal.

DM1841100a.jpg. Protest against plans for an incinerator in Horsham. Photo by Derek Martin Photography. SUS-180414-201734008

Last week the County Times announced developers behind plans to build a Recycling, Recovery and Renewable Energy facility north of the town had submitted an appeal in a bid to overturn a decision reject the application.

Britaniacrest Recycling put forward proposals to build the 24-hour facility at the former Wealden Brickworks in Langhurstwood Road in January.

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However, they were rejected by West Sussex County councillors in June following concerns over the impact of the facility on the countryside, traffic and residents.

Campaign group No Incinerator 4 Horsham shared similar concerns and spent months battling the plans, staging protests in the town and hosting question and answer sessions with experts.

A spokesman for the group said: “No Incinerator 4 Horsham has vowed to continue working with residents, businesses, councils and other organisations to fight this appeal.”

The group added anyone looking for more information or to donate make a finical donation to the cause can contact [email protected] or visit www.ni4H.org

If overturned the plans would see the facility handle 230,000 tonnes of residual waste a year, generating around 21 megawatts of electricity. For more on the plans see our previous story: All you need to known about Horsham incinerator