Friday, 11 November 2011

The Independent: "Minister's cold feet on [Norfolk incinerator] waste plant funding sets precedent"

Link to web site
(and lots of comments)

"Plans to reduce Britain's dependency on landfill sites by using waste to create electricity were thrown into doubt yesterday, after the Government raised last-minute objections to a key scheme.

"... The scheme was opposed by residents near the proposed location of the Norfolk plant, who claimed it would damage people's health and the environment, and lead to reduced incentives to carry out more recycling. Their campaign is supported by the local MP and borough council, which organised a poll, in which 65,000 people voted against plans for the incinerator.

But Mike Knights, of the campaign against the Norfolk incinerator, said:
"The percentage of waste which can now be recycled is such that there would be no need for such schemes."

Link to BBC Norfolk web site

Link to Norfolk Farmers' Campaign

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