Councillors at Worcestershire County Council planning meeting voted unanimously to approve the 200,000-tonne energy from waste facility
The project will provide employment for around 200 workers during construction and commissioning abd is set be built near Hartlebury and deal with waste from across Herefordshire and Worcestershire.
The application, submitted last May, now has to be considered by communities secretary Eric Pickles.
Although the site is in the green belt, director of planning Dianne Tilley advised members that exceptional circumstances justify the proposal.
The project is needed to deliver sustainable waste management infrastructure for Worcestershire and Herefordshire and provide electricity for 20,000 homes.
MWM director John Plant urged the secretary of state to recognise that the decision should be made locally rather than recovering it for his own determination. “EnviRecover will allow Worcestershire and Herefordshire to significantly reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill,” he said.