Plans for new West Sussex waste sites under scrutiny

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HOW waste should be managed over the coming decades is the focus of a public consultation.

West Sussex County Council and the South Downs National Park Authority are launching a consultation about how they should plan for the management of the county’s waste in the future. Seven sites have been identified for new waste facilities, including the fuel depot at Bognor Road, Chichester.

The plan encourages more modern methods of dealing with waste and reducing the reliance on landfill.

Officials say extra sites are required because it is estimated that by 2031 there will be an extra 500,000 tons a year of commercial, industrial and construction waste generated in the county.

Councillor Lionel Barnard, deputy leader of the county council, said: ‘Before we finalise this plan we want to find out what communities, businesses and other stakeholders think about the plan and whether it offers the best solution for waste management in the future.’

To see the plans visit westsussex.gov.uk/mwdf

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