Plans for the development of a new waste transfer station in Amersham have been cancelled.
Buckinghamshire County Council has decided not to go ahead with the development that would have been used to transfer household waste from the south of the county to the new energy from waste plant at Greatmoor north of Aylesbury.
A similar facility is already operating at High Heavens, High Wycombe. A waste transfer facility had also been planned to be constricted adjacent to the existing household recycling centre at London Road East, Amersham.
In conjunction with the landowners, Chiltern District Council, Buckinghamshire County Council have decided that suitable lease conditions could not be agreed that are beneficial for taxpayers as a whole.
The County Council’s residual waste contractor, FCC Environment, has confirmed that at the present levels of demand the existing waste transfer station at High Heavens in High Wycombe will be sufficient for them to process non-recyclable waste from the south of the county for onward transfer to Greatmoor.
Chiltern District Council has also confirmed that the existing operational approach of using High Heavens will be suitable for them over the medium to long term.
Buckinghamshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Planning & Environment, Warren Whyte, said: ‘During this planning stage we have had the opportunity to jointly review our original plans for waste transfer capacity.
As the additional capacity that this transfer station would have provided will not be critical for the foreseeable future, we have all decided it makes sense to stop the development.
This will also lead to some savings to council taxpayers.‘