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Sky submits plan for incinerator

A controversial plan to build a waste incinerator in Monton, Salford, has been submitted by development firm Sky Properties.

The firm wants to be given permission to treat 240,000t of waste a year at the site, which would be broken down and turned into gas.

But local people oppose the plan because they say it will damage their health because of the increased pollution and the extra traffic generated by the site.

Sky Properties said if Salford City Council approves the planning application, enough energy can be produced to power around 15,000 homes and businesses. The company also said it has conducted a consultation, including a three-day exhibition, and said it posted details of its plan to around 14,000 people who live in the area.

Sky spokesman Anthony Hirsch said: “The Green Lane Eco Park offers the opportunity to regenerate disused employment land through an investment of £70M in the local community, creating jobs and training placements and supporting local businesses by offering a more cost-effective and environmentally friendly way of managing local business waste.”

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