UP to 150,000 tonnes of waste will be brought to a new composting facility in Northwich, if council chiefs give the go-ahead to plans.
Members of Cheshire County Council's Development Regulatory Committee (DRC) meet on Tuesday to rule on Organic Waste Management Limited's application to build an in-vessel composting plant at Lostock Works, off Griffiths Road.
And county planners have recommended the scheme gets the green light, saying it would help meet targets to divert waste away from landfill sites.
Though the application has provoked concern among residents - with nine letters of objection being received - a report to the DRC fromplannerssays itwouldbe'an appropriate development'.
It adds: 'The proposal would not result in any unacceptable adverse impacts in terms of noise, dust, odour or visual impact.
'The proposed facility would assist in achieving national and European targets for the diversion of waste from landfill thus ensuring more sustainable waste management.'
The report says the application is to process 150,000 tonnes of mixed biodegradable waste from local authorities, food producers, supermarkets and more each year.
A maximum of 47 lorries will go in and out of the site each day between 9am and 4pm, although residents have raised concerns about the impact of traffic.
Rudheath Parish Council also raised concerns about traffic and said safeguards should be put in place to mitigate traffic and odour, while Vale Royal Borough Council said there was no need for additional waste treatment plants in the borough, but raised no other objections.
The report to the DRC states that,while the possibility of odour pollution is a fear among residents, the applicant has provided plans to prevent any adverse impacts, with the operation taking place within an enclosed building.