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Pressure group welcomes new plan

News that Archallagan plantation won't be used as a tip for bottom ash from the incinerator has been greeted as a "common sense solution".

Gill Crossley from ASAP, the group which opposed the idea, says she and her colleagues were surprised when the Department of Local Government and the Environment re-applied for the use of the site last year.

The Council of Ministers has now given planning approval for a processing facility for bottom ash at Old Turkeyland Quarry, Balthane, and for the storage and disposal of processed bottom ash at New Turkeyland Quarry.

CoMin has also approved a residual landfill facility at the Point of Ayre.

Mrs Crossley says it's a much better plan (play attached audio file):

(Picture: Archallagan Plantation, in the distance, from manxscenes.com).

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