Fuel burning decision delay

Fuel burning decision delay
Published: 13 February 2004

The UK Environment Agency has extended the deadline for making a decision on whether Lafarge can burn Recycled Liquid Fuel (RLF) at its cement works in Westbury.  The deadline has been extended to allow the West Wiltshire Primary Care Trust to give its views on the application.  Some residents in the Devizes area are concerned about the effect on health that burning RLF will have and attended a surgery organised by the Environment Agency in the Corn Exchange last year.  The agency had originally hoped to make a decision last October and this deadline was extended to January 31. The new deadline is April 30.  Colin Babb of the agency said: "The input from health experts is very important and a second extension to the decision date has been agreed to provide more time for this."