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Power Plant Still Requires Government Decision

The plans for the PREL's waste plant were recommended for refusal by Peterborough City Council after widespread opposition. (This included fears that Flag Fen's water levels would be adversely affected).

However, the final decision lies with the Secretary of State for Energy and the Government has already indicated that it wants Cambridgeshire and Peterborough to take 5.7 million tonnes of London's waste by 2021. PREL has claimed it will only take waste from a 35-mile radius, and the plans will go before a public inquiry later this year when Government-appointed planning inspectors will make the final decision.

An archaeological dig is currently being undertaken at the site.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
30th April 2007ce

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