Carlisle will be branded “waste city” if £80m incinerator plans are approved. Permission has already been granted for an “energy from waste” processing facility at Kingmoor Park. Residents and campaigners say controversial changes to plans for an incinerator near a residential area could lead to Carlisle being branded a “waste city”. Permission has already been granted for an £80m “energy from waste” processing facility at Kingmoor Park despite objections from those living on the nearby Lowry Hill housing estate and a petition signed by 365 people. But the firm behind the scheme, which will feature a 70 metre high chimney stack, now hopes to secure a green light to increase the amount of waste it processes on the site every year by 50 per cent. Residents had also been promised the plant would run on the latest biomas “gasification” technology which would create energy for use on the Kingmoor Park industrial estate with minimal environmental cost.
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