SOUTH West Wiltshire MP Dr Andrew Murrison has welcomed the decision by the Environment Agency to extend its consultation over controversial proposals by Northacre Renewable Energy Ltd for a waste-to-energy incinerator in Westbury until February 21.

The MP had written to the Agency on December 18 to request the extension citing new briefing material that was relevant.

He said: “The Environment Agency has made the right decision and reflected the high level of public interest in an application which I very much hope is unsuccessful.

"I would urge people to respond to the consultation by the new deadline.”

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