Go-ahead for rubbish to be brought into city

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Waste contractor Veolia has been granted planning permission to import more waste to Sheffield’s Bernard Road incinerator from South Yorkshire, North Derbyshire and North Nottinghamshire.

The company is bringing in rubbish to burn from elsewhere because of a reported decrease in the amount of waste people in Sheffield are throwing away, due to increasing recycling collections.

Sheffield Council’s city centre, south and east planning board has granted an application for waste to be brought in from Doncaster, Bolsover, Bassetlaw, Newark and Sherwood, Amber Valley, Derbyshire Dales, High Peak, Ashfield and Mansfield.

Waste is already brought in from Rotherham, Barnsley, Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire.

Under the application, Veolia asked to increase the amount of imported waste from 50,000 tonnes a year to 65,000 tonnes. Some 16 objections were made, from groups including Friends of the Earth and the Green Party.

n The planning board also approved proposals to demolish former Victorian industrial buildings between Charlotte Road and Baron Street, next to Bramall Lane, and replace them with 16 flats. Four objections were made to the proposals.