CONTROVERSIAL plans to build a waste processing plant in Garston have been shelved.
The scheme at Stalbridge Dock prompted widespread protests in the district, as it was to be built close to new housing developments.
But the company has decided not to renew its option to build on the site after it failed to secure contractors and customers for the plant, which was planned to process up to 150,000 tonnes of rubbish a year.
Yesterday, opposition councillors welcomed the news the Jack Allen Holdings project was effectively scrapped.
But, because the site is on the verge of being designated as the official “sub-regional waste facility”, another firm could still approach Associated British Ports (ABP) with another scheme.
The council’s strategy in designating the site for the specific use for waste treatment was that a scheme was already in the pipeline.
Otherwise, companies with a view to development waste sites could apply to build at any other location in the city boundary.