LIVE: Council throws out Newport incinerator plan

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12.25pm Council throws out incinerator plan

Newport council today rejected plans for an incinerator to be built in the city. A special planning committee voted 8-1 against siting the waste burning plant on land previously used by Llanwern steelworks.


9.10am Campaigners to hold incinerator demo as  Newport councillors debate plan

CAMPAIGNERS against a proposed incinerator in Newport have organised a demonstration ahead of today’s city council meeting.

Pippa Bartolotti, leader of the Wales Green Party and a spokesman for the Stop Newport and Monmouthshire Incinerator Campaign, will be one of the people taking part.

The group plans to protest outside the civic centre as councillors make their way into a planning committee meeting at 9.15am.

The display has been sparked by fears over plans for the incinerator that could be built on the new settlement of Glan Llyn, near Llanwern Steelworks.

Robert Hepworth, chairman of SNIC, said: “Wales needs to wake up to reality.

Incineration is not wanted, not needed and is bad for our health.”

 

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1:17pm Wed 25 Jul 12

james.dyer7@ntlworld.com says...

well, they kept their promise. Will there be an Appeal and what about the costs. still....
well, they kept their promise. Will there be an Appeal and what about the costs. still.... james.dyer7@ntlworld.com

5:24pm Wed 25 Jul 12

Severn40 says...

Unfortunately they will go to appeal and the councillors will have to give sound reasons for their refusal. Unfortunately, politics or merely representing people are not sound reasons.
Unfortunately they will go to appeal and the councillors will have to give sound reasons for their refusal. Unfortunately, politics or merely representing people are not sound reasons. Severn40

9:59am Thu 26 Jul 12

Howie' says...

Wonder why Miqdad Al-Nuaimi voted in for it?
Wonder why Miqdad Al-Nuaimi voted in for it? Howie'

10:01am Thu 26 Jul 12

james.dyer7@ntlworld.com says...

Howie - i wondered that
Howie - i wondered that james.dyer7@ntlworld.com

4:31pm Thu 26 Jul 12

disillusioned of Newport says...

NCC planning committee unanimously voted against the development of a greenfield designated environmental space for housing last october even though the planning officers recommended planning permission. NCC have policies in place to protect greenfield over brownfield sites but this didnt stop the Welsh planning Inspector from recently giving planning permission at appeal stage. So if greenfield's cant be saved, unfortunately I do not hold out much hope for this brownfield site. I admire the action group's determination and well done for fighting this all the way and for the Cllrs who voted against the development. Inevitably, I think Veolia will push for appeal and probably win as seems to be the case for many appeals where land is the issue. residents & general public can complain until they are blue in the face, but from experience no-one really cares about the opinions and objections of people who have to live within the near vicinity of the development/s. i would advise the action group to start preparing in case of appeal and strongly advise to instruct a Barrister as soon as a hearing date is set.
NCC planning committee unanimously voted against the development of a greenfield designated environmental space for housing last october even though the planning officers recommended planning permission. NCC have policies in place to protect greenfield over brownfield sites but this didnt stop the Welsh planning Inspector from recently giving planning permission at appeal stage. So if greenfield's cant be saved, unfortunately I do not hold out much hope for this brownfield site. I admire the action group's determination and well done for fighting this all the way and for the Cllrs who voted against the development. Inevitably, I think Veolia will push for appeal and probably win as seems to be the case for many appeals where land is the issue. residents & general public can complain until they are blue in the face, but from experience no-one really cares about the opinions and objections of people who have to live within the near vicinity of the development/s. i would advise the action group to start preparing in case of appeal and strongly advise to instruct a Barrister as soon as a hearing date is set. disillusioned of Newport

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