PROPOSALS for a composting plant are to be put up for public debate.
Residents in Chesterfield will get the chance to have their say on an application to operate a composting facility at Deepsick Lane, Arkwright Town.
Sita UK wants to construct an enclosed hall which will accept waste from kerbside collections, and green gardening waste from local authorities, and turn it into compost for re-sale and reclamation projects.
The firm has applied to the Environment Agency for a permit and is inviting comments from members of the public at the Arkwright Centre, Hardwick Drive on Friday.
The application will then be available for public viewing from 12noon until 7pm, and residents will be able to find out more information about the project.
Joanne Holt, environment management team leader at the Environment Agency, said: “We will not issue an environmental permit for any industrial site if we consider it will cause pollution to the environment or harm human health.”