Why should we establish the MBT & EfW facilities here?
Establishing the infrastructure here is fully compatible with the overarching strategic framework at all tiers i.e. European, UK, Northern Ireland and sub-regional level.
In particular, reference should be made to The European Waste Framework Directive (revised in 2008), The UK National Infrastructure Plan 2011, Northern Ireland Waste Management Strategy, Northern Ireland Best Practicable Environmental Option and the arc21 Waste Management Plan.
The provision of this infrastructure is wholly consistent with the proximty principle and the principle of self sufficiency which are principles contained in the European Waste Framework.