Environment Agency launches consultation on facility in Horsham

After reviewing more than 130 comments and scrutinising evidence, the Environment Agency is ‘minded to’ issue a permit variation to add mechanical sorting and an energy recovery facility to an existing site off Langhurstwood Road, Horsham, which is operated by Britaniacrest Recycling Limited.

Michael Turner, Area Environment Manager for the Environment Agency, said:

We have carefully considered all of the documents provided by Britaniacrest Recycling Limited as well as relevant matters raised by members of the public. The Environment Agency is satisfied that the appropriate measures are in place to operate the energy recovery facility without causing harm to the environment or human health.

Before we make a final decision, we would like to invite members of the public to read our draft decision document and permit variation and let us know of any further information relating to any potential impact on the environment or public health you would like us to consider.

Two online documents have been produced which can be commented on as part of the consultation: the draft decision document and the draft permit variation. The draft decision document explains the Environment Agency’s thought process and how it has taken on board the comments received in the first consultation. The draft permit variation outlines the conditions the operator would have to meet.

Only issues covered by the environmental permit can be considered in this consultation. All relevant comments will be reviewed before a final decision is made whether to issue an environmental permit variation.

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