Land near Chichester being considered for waste processing development

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A WAR-TIME Nazi bomb target is being considered for a possible multi-million pound waste processing development.

The five-hectare site, near the A27 Bognor bridge roundabout, Chichester, was recently put forward as a possible park-and-ride site for the city.

But the district council has now dropped this idea, and West Sussex County Council is examining the potential for a waste facility on the land.

The area was once a war target as it was the Ministry of Defence’s petrol storage depot for Tangmere’s famous Battle of Britain air base,

The proposals include buildings that could be put to different uses, such as a waste transfer station, material recycling facility, mechanical biological treatment plant, or an energy from waste plant.

The petrol depot is one of a short list of ten preferred sites identified by the county council for waste facilities.

A decision over whether to take the proposals forward will be made in October.