What a waste of your money
DERBY City Council may end up paying thousands of pounds to fight its own refusal of planning permission for the controversial Sinfin waste treatment site.
The incredible situation has arisen because of a contract arrangement with waste company Resource Recovery Solutions (RSS).
The city council and Derbyshire County Council have a multi-million-pound deal with the company to handle their waste for the next 27 years.
That agreement was reached before the city's planning committee refused the application for the £50m plant that the waste company wants to build in Sinfin Lane.
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RSS is expected to contest the planners' decision but the Derby Telegraph can reveal a clause in the contract between the company and the councils states the authorities have agreed to pay 90% of any potential appeal costs. That clause will come into effect once all funding for the waste plant is in place.
But the councils will meet on Tuesday to decide whether they should cover the costs anyway, with the city council saying it would be "in the spirit" of the contract.
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