Veolia have plans for an Energy recovery facility in Heysham to ensure that our waste in the future is not going to landfill. Veolia’s plans will create employment locally, and create enough energy to power 60,000 homes.
Following a meeting with Veolia in Morecambe and Lunesdale David Morris MP was invited to visit the Staffordshire Energy Recovery Facility which is extremely similar to the plant which is being proposed for Heysham.
Speaking after the visit to Staffordshire on Friday David Morris MP said:
‘When I met with Veolia in my office I was supportive of the jobs and investment they were proposing to make in our area. The facility in construction will create around 300 jobs and when it is up and running create around 50 jobs. This a huge investment by Veolia and also ensures that our domestic waste is not being landfilled as it is now.
Veolia kindly agreed to arrange a visit to a similar site to the one they were proposing so that I could see for myself what the facility would look like and what the impact to the surrounding area would be. I was extremely impressed with the facility, its construction and cleanliness of the site. The site was situated in a business park in a similar area to the one being proposed in Heysham on the site of a former chemical works.
I was delighted that this proposal has been formulated as a direct result of the Link Road, as this now enables the site to be easily accessible which it would not have been in the past without the investment I secured.’