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The Plans for a massive Waste Incinerator less than 4 miles south west of Whitchurch were first announced on this website on the 19th February.

The proposed incineration plant would be built beside the A303 just the other side of Longparish and the size being proposed could make it the 10th largest Power Station/Incinerator in the UK (out of 250). It would be just 900m from the River Dever, 1.2km from the River Test and just 4 miles from Whitchurch.  The high-rise industrial complex would be up to 55m high and could have emission stacks ‘the height of Big Ben’.

It is understood that Wheelabrator expect the site to be operational 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with lorry movements on and off site every 4 minutes.

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Wheelabrator has updated the Government Planning Inspectorate (PINS) with their new time line for the application and they now expect their statutory public consultation to take place between early November to mid-December 2019.

This is a delay of around 2-3 months on their original plans and they told the Planning Inspectorate that they have been reviewing the design plans of the proposed development after receiving feedback on the current design during non-statutory consultation. Wheelabrator have also advised  that the size and positions of the buildings will be included in their statutory consultation documents.

The company has confirmed that they expect to submit their planning application to the Governments Planning Inspectorate towards the end of Quarter 1 next year.


Visit www.bintheincinerator.com to read what groups such as the Road Haulage Association, the Soil Association and the CPRE are saying…. food for thought.

Unfortunately Wheelabrator has so far failed to engage with the residents of Whitchurch, despite promising our Town Council and our local MP Kit Malthouse that they would hold a public meeting.  To have your say email your local and national politicians; through bintheincinerator.com you will find a useful button, which provides their names and e-mail addresses.

Donations can be made via the website www.bintheincinerator.com or email fundraising@bintheincinerator.com


Green Week 2019Whitchurch Green Fair Saturday 28th September 1.30pm – 4.30pm

Representatives from the local campaign group ‘Bin the Harewood Incinerator’/ Keep Test Valley Beautiful will be at the Whitchurch Green Fair on Saturday 28th September. Do come along and meet them and they will endeavour to answer any questions you may have about the incinerator, local impact (based on reports from experts in the field) and the planning process.