Politicians have overwhelmingly backed a plan to grow the size of large mounds of hazardous waste and building rubble at La Collette.
States Members voted by 39 votes to three to support a proposal by Infrastructure Minister Tom Binet to extend the life of the ‘waste management site’ on reclaimed land south of the incinerator by up to a decade.
In doing so, Members have given political support to the current headlands that have been built to the east of the reclamation site rising by 4.5m.
They have also given their support to the construction of new mounds of inert building rubble and soil to the south and west to the same height of the eastern maximum height, which is 21.5m above the rocky breakwater surrounding the site.
However, the headlands still require planning permission. A retrospective application for approval of the mounds up to their existing height has just been submitted, and another to increase their heights further will have to follow.
However, these applications now have the weight of political support behind them.
Pictured: The La Collette reclamation before the construction of mounds of contaminated waste.
In backing Deputy Binet’s proposal in the Assembly, Members have approved a ‘short-to-medium’ plan to deal with the island’s hazardous and inert waste, which is based on their continuing processing and storage at La Collette.
They have also supported the extension of a public footpath around the whole perimeter of the reclamation site from the incinerator to the tanker berth.
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