Elizabeth Truss MP reacts to King's Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council's announcement of funding for an alternative waste management facility.
Elizabeth said "This is a really positive development and illustrates that alternative forms of waste management are available at a competitive price. The gate fees of £55 per tonne of waste are considerably less than the fees estimated in NCC’s PricewaterhouseCoopers document of up to £105 per tonne for an energy from waste plant. Re-cycling rates are growing, waste will be reducing and this needs to be factored into any ongoing costs. The economics must stack up and represent good value for the tax payer."
"I have again this week written to the Secretary of State Eric Pickles to ensure this is carefully looked into when he decides on the future of the proposed energy from waste plant in King's Lynn. He already is fully aware of the depth of feeling against the proposed plant with 65,000 people voting against it and, as I have previously stated, the proposed plant is too big and in the wrong location."