TIME is running out to share your views on the controversial plans to build a waste-to-energy incinerator at Barton Stacey.

Last month a public consultation was launched by Wheelabrator, the company behind the proposal.

But that consultation officially closes on Thursday, December 12, meaning residents have just a matter of days to voice their opinions on the matter.

The pubic consultation included, amongst other things, events staged in Whitchurch, Andover, Barton Stacey, Longparish and Sutton Scotney, plus the publication of various materials and consultation documents at local libraries, community spaces and council offices.

However, the plans have come in for criticism from a host of local groups and figures.

Test Valley Borough Council’s planning committee met on Thursday to decide its response to the proposal.

The council condemned the plans, expressing concerns over issues such as landscape, tourism and air quality.

It also asserted that “inadequate information” had been submitted by Wheelabrator and that “further consultation with the public should occur”.

The company says that all responses received will be taken into account as the proposals are refined ahead of the submission of an application for development consent.

A spokesperson for Wheelabrator said: “We continue to welcome all feedback on our proposals for Wheelabrator Harewood.

“Our consultation is open until 5pm on December 12 so there’s still plenty of time for people to have their say, if they haven’t done so already. We will respond to all the feedback we receive in our consultation report, which will be submitted as part of the application.”

While the public consultation events have now been concluded, consolation materials and documents are still available at eight locations across the borough.

They include: Andover Library; Whitchurch Library; the Cricketers Inn, in Longparish; St Nicholas Church, in Longparish; Barton Stacey Village Hall; the Swan Inn, in Barton Stacey; the offices of Test Valley Borough Council, at Beech Hurst; and the offices of Hampshire County Council, at the Castle, Winchester.

Residents can share their responses in writing via ‘Freepost Wheelabrator Harewood’ or over email by contacting info@wtiharewood.co.uk. For more information go to wtiharewood.co.uk or call 0800 062 2981.