Plans for chimneys submitted for troubled waste site

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Controversial plans have been submitted to build two 10-metre high chimneys at the Marshgate Waste Transfer Station.

Local residents have objected to the proposals which were submitted to planners by agents LPC Trull Ltd earlier this month. The planned chimneys will vent exhaust fumes from 999kw wood burning biomass boilers inside the existing building.

A fire broke out at the Marshgate site in 2014 which burned for 57 days and caused severe disruption to residents and local businesses.

Brothers Lee and David Averies pleaded guilty to breaching environmental regulations at their Swindon sites at a hearing on 30 September 2016. The judge passed sentence on the Averies brothers on 26 October 2016.

Lee Averies was handed a 12 month prison sentence suspended for two years and made subject to a criminal behaviour order, banning him from working in the business for five years.  David Averies has been disqualified from being a company director for three years and fined £4,208 and ordered to pay £50,000 costs.

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