REVISED plans have been revealed to turn farmland at Kennford into landfill and a recycling facility.

Initial proposals on the land at Lower Brenton Farm submitted to Devon County Council last year prompted widespread opposition and were withdrawn.

But applicants BT Jenkins have come up with new plans for which are now out for public consultation.

BT Jenkins currently operates the Trood Lane recycling and inert landfill site which is about a kilometre away but this site is nearing the end of its life, having exhausted its permitted capacity and the site at Lower Brenton Farm is intended as a replacement.

The new plans, which are temporary, with three phases each lasting three to four years, have now been submitted to Devon County Council for consideration for planning permission.

They are understood to be ‘significantly different’.

Kenn Parish Council is looking at the latest plans and the consultation is due to end on September 2.

A Facebook group Residents Against The Landfill has almost 300 members opposed to the scheme.

Since the first scheme was withdrawn, BT Jenkins has been consulting with the community and shared the proposals before the plans were formally submitted.

The company says it listened to the original feedback and had changed its plans in response.

Following the previous concerns, the site is now smaller.

The application is for provision of temporary construction, demolition and excavation waste recycling facility; importation and landfilling of up to 700,000 cubic metres of inert waste materials; and associated works.Details can be found on both Devon County Council Kenn Parish Council websites.