PLANs to build a second incinerator near Bicester are being discussed by councillors.

Buckinghamshire County Council’s development control committee on Tuesday started a hearing over plans for a burner handling 300,000 tonnes of waste a year at Greatmoor Farm, in Calvert, nine miles from Bicester.

The incinerator, proposed by Waste Recycling Group, would mean an extra 84 lorry trips around Bicester a day.

Campaigners said the proposal would make Bicester “the filling in an incinerator sandwich” after plans for a burner at Ardley were approved last year.

Bicester Town Council and parish councils in the area, including Marsh Gibbon, lodged objections over concerns about the environment, increased traffic and demand.

The hearing was adjourned on Tuesday, with its second day due to be held tomorrow at Coach House, Green Park, Aston Clinton, near Aylesbury.