£50million business park plan for controversial landfill site

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PROPOSALS for an ambitious £50million redevelopment of a controversial landfill site have been revealed.

About 500 jobs could be created as Houghton Landfill is closed within the next five years and operator Biffa transforms the plot into a business park.

Councillors, Sheila Ellis and Colin Wakefield at Houghton Quarry where the Environmental Agency are investigating water pollution.
Councillors, Sheila Ellis and Colin Wakefield at Houghton Quarry where the Environmental Agency are investigating water pollution.

The waste management firm announced earlier this year it would close the site, after originally applying to continue landfill operations there until 2028.

 

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