Ford incinerator’s future is in the balance

COUNTY councillors are poised to make a final decision on a new waste treatment and incinerator facility in Ford on Tuesday (July 22).

Grundon Waste Management had put forward the plans for the former Tarmac Topblock site on Ford Airfield industrial estate, but members of West Sussex County Council’s planning committee postponed their final decision when they last met on Tuesday, June 3.

This month’s meeting of the committee will take place at County Hall North, in Horsham, and will see councillors taking the ultimate decision on the future of the planned waste plant.

If approved, the site would handle 200,000 tonnes of largely commercial and industrial waste at the site per year.

The meeting will be held in the Park Suite and is due to start at 10.30am. Numbers will be limited but the meeting will be webcast live.

Those wishing to attend are asked to reserve their space by sending an email request to by noon on Monday to avoid the disappointment of being turned away on the day.