Hightown incinerator plant information events

THE Becon Consortium, the group behind an incinerator plant plan for the Hightown area, is holding another series of information events on the multi-million pound proposal.

Arc 21, the organisation which represents 11 councils including Newtownabbey, is planing to build a waste sorting plant and incinerator in the Hightown Quarry.

The proposal will see a huge power plant built which will burn waste which can’t be recycled and convert the resulting energy into electricity, which could potentially power 30,000 homes for a year.

The Becon Consortium, which is handling the proposal is keen to engage with the public about the proposal.

Representatives from the organisation will be in Corr’s Corner hotel this Friday, April 26 from 11am to 8pm and on Saturday, April 27 from 10 am to 4pm.

And on Friday, May 10, they will be holding another information session in the Academy Sports Club from 4pm to 8pm and on Saturday, May 11 from 10am to 4pm.

The event is designed to explain the proposals in detail, answer questions and provide the public and others with an opportunity to share their feedback.

Project director with Becon Ian Smith said: “Most of those who attended the exhibition and drop in sessions to date have told us they have left much better informed about our proposals and we therefore are keen to host some more in the local area.

“We have found them very useful as a way to listen to the comments and feedback from local people and will use this feedback to inform our planning application later in the year.

“We would encourage anyone who is interested in finding out more to come along to these drop-in information events.”

Further details on the plan can be found at www.becon.co.uk.