ONE of the companies in the running for the £850m 25-year contract to manage Cheshire’s waste is inviting residents to give their views on proposals for a plant in Wincham.
Resource Recovery Solutions (RRS), a partnership between United Utilities and Interserve, is launching a comprehensive engagement programme on its planned state-of-the-art facility at Wincham Lane, which is set to create “at least 70 new long-term jobs”.
The schedule includes a series of information days where people will be asked to comment on the design of the facility.
The waste treatment plant will recycle materials and utilise ‘proven gasification technology’ to generate renewable energy from the remaining ‘black bag’ waste - enough to power 22,500 Cheshire homes.
An RRS spokesman said the advanced technology will be housed in a ‘specifically designed, modern, streamlined building’ alongside a visitor and education centre, which will also be offered as a community centre.
Residents and interested parties will be able to find out more at a series of four public information days on:
Tuesday, July 28, from noon-7pm at Wincham Hall Hotel, Hall Lane, Wincham.
Thursday, August 13, from noon-7pm at Rudheath Social Club,Middlewich Road
Wednesday, August 26, from noon-7pm at Wincham Community Centre, Church Street, Wincham.
Monday, September 7, from 2-9pm at Northwich Memorial Hall.
Jane Parkinson, project director said: “We want to involve the community throughout the development of this important project and we are looking for people’s views on all aspects of it.”