Amey wants to build £200 million new waste treatment plant at Waterbeach – and wants residents to have a say

31st August 2017

Amey is proposing to develop a £200 million new waste treatment facility at its Waterbeach Waste Management Park in Cambridgeshire.

The company expects it could create up to 300 jobs during the construction period and once it is up and running.

Amey is planning to hold two public exhibitions two public consultations to enable local people to have their say.

The information sessions will take place on Friday September 8 (2pm to 8pm) and Saturday September 9 (10am – 4pm).

A spokesman said: “During the sessions our team will be on hand to explain our proposals for energy from the waste facility. It will create energy (in the form of electricity, heat or a mix of both) and enhance the range of treatment processes available at the waste management park.”

The company says it is keen to hear the views of residents prior to finalising a planning application for the facility.

Amey’s new facility is likely to be built on land next to the Mechanical Biological Treatment hall at Waterbeach Waste Management Park.

The information sessions will be held at Waterbeach Waste Management Park, Ely Road, Waterbeach, CB25 9PG. You don’t need to register to attend the sessions, just drop by. Parking is available.

For more information, please contact the company at wasteenquiries@amey.co.uk or on 01223 861010.

Amey provides a complete waste management service for local authorities, businesses, residents, schools and colleges, health and social care services in Cambridgeshire and the East of England.

From their 400 acre waste management park at Waterbeach – about three miles north of Cambridge – they operate a range of waste services that aim to promote recycling and reduce landfill.

Amey also has a long-term contract with Cambridgeshire County Council and have responsibility for treating the waste produced by local residents.

The spokesman said: “Various waste sorting and composting technologies at the Waterbeach site help us to do just that and we also manage Household Recycling Centres on behalf of the authority.”

Amey handles just under 400,000 tonnes of waste at its Waterbeach park each year, of which over 50 per cent is diverted from landfill.

Rob Edmondson, environmental services managing director at Amey, told the on line Recycling and Waste World magazine that they expect the new facility would handle around 230,000 tonnes of household and commercial waste a year, generating enough electricity to power the equivalent of 45,000 homes.

He added: “It would also create more than 300 jobs during construction and into operations.”