A proposed energy-from-waste plant which will straddle the border of the East Riding of Yorkshire and the city of Hull received the green light this week when planners granted permission for the development.

East Riding had given the project the go ahead late last year but as the large facility will fall inside the boundaries of two local authorities, permission was also required from Hull itself.

The Salt End will be built and operating by waste management giant WRG.

“This decision paves the way for a far more sustainable approach to dealing with the rubbish that is generated in Hull and East Riding,” said Robert Asquith, WRG’s group estates and planning manager.

“Salt End will play an essential role in helping Hull and East Riding Councils to abandon their reliance on landfill, to further increase recycling rates and to recover valuable energy from the rubbish that is left over.”

The developers must still clear a final hurdle as the Environment Agency must be satisfied that any proposed energy-from-waste plants meet certain environmental standards before granting permission for their operation.

If this permission is given, building is expected to begin later this year.

Sam Bond

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