They are among ten places across Devon that have been named as potential sites to burn or bury rubbish.

The two sites in East Devon are identified as the rapidly expanding Greendale Barton and Hill Barton Industrial Estates.  Greendale and Hill Barton are based off the A3052 at Woodbury Salterton and Farringdon respectively.

Six of the Devon sites are being considered for waste recovery, which could include plants where rubbish is burned to create energy, and four could be for landfill.

It is part of a 20-year plan by Devon County Council, which is facing rising landfill costs and a shortage of tips.

This list goes before the council next Wednesday when it could be put out to public consultation.

The named sites are:

RECOVERY (potentially burning to create energy)
Greendale Barton, Woodbury Salterton, East Devon
Hill Barton, Farringdon, East Devon
Roundswell, Barnstaple, North Devon
Tiverton East, Tiverton, Mid Devon
Heathfield Landfill Site, Kingsteignton, Teignbridge
Brunel Road Industrial Estate, Newton Abbot, Teignbridge

DISPOSAL
Broadpath Landfill Site, Uffculme, Mid Devon
Deep Moor Landfill Site. High Bullen, Torridge
Heathfield Landfill Site, Kingsteignton, Teignbridge
Southern Devon – area of search – South Hams/Teignbridge

The council said in a statement: “Devon County Council currently has no proposals for any site, and the waste plan will not prescribe the type of facilities that may be appropriate in each location, so as not to rule out any innovative or sustainable technologies in future.”

Subject to any approval by the Development Management Committee on 25 April, formal public consultation is due to start in mid-May for 12 weeks.

Building has also started on another waste to energy plant at Marsh Barton in Exeter, which will process waste from across East Devon.

Waste firm Viridor is asking South Hams District Council for permission to build an energy from waste plant at the New England Quarry at Lee Mill near Ivybridge.