ENVIRONMENT body Natural Resources Wales (NRW) has said that a public consultation will be held before an Environmental Permit for the North Powys Bulk Recycling Facility is decided.
It has been confirmed by NRW that the permit application by Powys County Council, which in effect is to run the site, has now been formally submitted.
Mid Wales operations manager for NRW, Ann Weedy, said: “We will be holding a public consultation as part of our determination process, which we will advertise accordingly.”
Villagers fear that black bin residual waste will be dealt with at the facility, and have vowed to fight any move to allow this to happen.
Mark Pearce of campaign group Abermule Communities Together, (ACT) said:
“NRW has previously given written undertakings that this permit application will be of high public interest, and subject to public consultation.
In May 2019 the council’s cabinet voted unanimously in favour of going ahead with the scheme after a full council meeting had urged them to refuse it.