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Flintshire residents urged to debate Deeside waste plant proposals at drop-in sessions

FLINTSHIRE residents are being asked for their views on a controversial project which could see a waste-burning facility built in Deeside.

Public consultation is now taking place over the £142m North Wales Residual Waste Treatment Project (NWRWTP) – and people across the county are being asked to speak up and share their views.

Drop-in sessions for people to learn more about the project and share their views will be held at the Village St David’s hotel at St David’s Park in Ewloe next Friday and Saturday, August 12 and 13, from 10am-4pm.

The planned waste plant – expected to be built on Deeside Industrial Park – will deal with residual rubbish, that which cannot be recycled or composted, from Flintshire, Anglesey, Conwy, Denbighshire and Gwynedd.

Cllr Eryl Williams, chairman of the NWRWTP’s joint committee, said: “We are keen to hear as many people’s views as possible, so I would urge any residents who want to know more about the project or want to ask questions about the project to come along to one of the sessions.”

The project has been met with anger by community leaders, who have vowed to fight against any waste-burning facility being built in Deeside.

Three waste management companies have been shortlisted for the lucrative contract and will soon submit detailed bids for evaluation.

It is thought the preferred bidder will be appointed by 2013.