Second series of drop-in sessions announced

Dates now available in March.

Residents in east Leeds are being urged to attend a second series of drop-in sessions to find out more about plans to build a Recycling and Energy Recovery Facility at the former wholesale market site on Pontefract Lane in the Cross Green Industrial Estate.

Veolia Environmental Services and Leeds City Council are planning to build a recycling and energy-from-waste plant capable of boosting recycling rates and generating electricity for the national grid by burning the remaining black bin household waste that cannot be recycled.

As a follow up to the drop-in sessions run in January, Veolia hope to address some of the questions and concerns expressed by local residents, and provide more detailed information about their proposed facility from ongoing work carried out as the planning application develops. Veolia are currently working on a planning proposal to be submitted in the spring and are keen to hear from people across Leeds and in the local area to help shape the proposals, get involved in the development and share their views.

The proposed facility will create around 300 jobs during the three year construction and 45 permanent jobs. Veolia are working with local colleges to promote recruitment from local people and to support apprenticeships and work placements. At the Thursday and Friday sessions, a representative of Veolia’s HR department will be available to talk about working for the company.

John OSullivan, Strategy and Development Director at Veolia Environmental Services, said: “We are again encouraging all residents and businesses in the local area to come down and examine our plans, find out the facts behind the proposals and learn a bit more about Veolia and how we can increase recycling and generate energy from the city’s waste.”
Council officers will also be available at the drop-in sessions to talk through the plans and answer any questions.

For more information call 0800 085 8980
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Kevin Parker
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Veolia Environmental Services   
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Email: kevin.parker@veolia.com
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