Not exactly a riveting topic I admit, but one which is likely to be in the headlines shortly. Yesterday (Tuesday) Worc CC held a public meeting to brief its council taxpayers on why it was getting into bed with Herefordshire Council to build a PFI-funded state-of-the-art waste incinerator. Each authority will be committed to divying up £350M for the new plant. Herefordshire's Cabinet is due to discuss the plan tomorrow (Thursday).
What I would like to ask well-informed and knowledgable followers of The Voice is this: I was told that at one time Herefordshire Council considered building its own waste disposal unit at Rotherwas, as it would have produced sufficient energy from the waste's heat to be fed to the new factory units which we are told will one day grace the re-branded Skylon Park.
This is such an emminently sensible eco-friendly idea that I think the person who told me was pulling my leg. Is there a grain of truth in this story?