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  • 2014
    • Council is told to ‘buy King’s Lynn incinerator site so it can’t be built’ 29-04-2014

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    • King’s Lynn incinerator win fuels fight against similar Canadian plan 15-04-2014

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    • Norfolk incinerator inquiry sparks criticism from both sides 15-04-2014

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    • Incinerator defeated 14-04-2014

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    • Government department says it is still looking at King’s Lynn incinerator plan 08-04-2014

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    • Norfolk County Council ends King’s Lynn incinerator contract 07-04-2014

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    • Campaigners hail community power as the King’s Lynn incinerator is scrapped 07-04-2014

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    • End it now: MPs urge councillors to kill off King’s Lynn incinerator at extraordinary meeting 29-03-2014

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    • Date set for new council vote on King’s Lynn incinerator 21-03-2014

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    • Minister accused of ‘wholly unreasonable’ delay on King’s Lynn incinerator decision 10-03-2014

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    • Norfolk County councillor quits Labour group in protest at incinerator proposals 27-02-2014

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    • CROSS-PARTY GROUP TO CALL ANOTHER COUNTY COUNCIL EGM TO TERMINATE THE WILLOWS INCINERATOR CONTRACT 13-02-2014

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    • ‘We must scrap the King’s Lynn incinerator’, say councillors 13-02-2014

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    • Government delays planning decision on King’s Lynn incinerator 13-01-2014

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  • 2013
    • Candles burn to stop Incinerator 31-12-2013

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    • Government calls for new comments on King’s Lynn incinerator scheme 06-12-2013

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    • INCINERATOR - ‘Work’ on burner site not worth digging into 14-08-2013

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    • Council puts incinerator decision on back burner 18-06-2013

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    • INCINERATOR - Axe the burner now, Tory councillor demands 16-06-2013

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  • 2012
    • KING’S LYNN INCINERATOR: MP to raise issue of public purse paying for Cory’s legal bill 12-12-2012

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    • Calendar to help King’s Lynn incinerator battle 07-12-2012

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    • KING’S LYNN INCINERATOR: Opening scenes of pre-inquiry 29-11-2012

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It's your rubbish, you decide . . .

18th March 2008 - the following article is reproduced by kind permission of Lynn News

LOCAL people are being given a chance to have their say on how their rubbish is dealt with, against a backdrop of controversial incinerators not being ruled out.

Norfolk County Council is looking at options for the treatment of waste in the county, having already decided it will send roughly half to a new treatment facility at Costessey, near Norwich, from 2010.

Seven potential West Norfolk sites have already been identified as possible "thermal treatment" centres, including North Lynn and Saddlebow.

Thermal treatment is an umbrella term used to cover various processes for waste treatment, including incineration.

Ahead of any action, a public consultation was launched yesterday on "The future of waste in Norfolk – what's important to you?".

The consultation is asking for views on the factors residents feel are most important to them when considering future waste solutions such as whether solutions are proven and reliable, how much extra recycling is generated, how much it costs, whether or not energy is generated and local environmental factors.

At present, Norfolk households recycle more than a third of their rubbish, but this leaves about 250,000 tonnes of waste sent to landfill sites every year.

Cabinet member for Environment and Waste Ian Monson said: "It is no longer acceptable to just keep burying waste in landfill sites, so we are now focusing on the waste that is still left over after recycling.

"It is essential that we find alternatives which make better use of waste as a resource and recover even more materials and value from it."

Everyone was responsible for creating waste so everyone was invited to have their say on what future solutions might be. But he added: "Norfolk County Council is keeping options open on the type of waste treatment solution, no technologies are being ruled in or out."

Any proposed waste treatment facility would be subject to planning permission, providing more public consultation opportunity.

Anyone wanting to take part in the consultation should visit www.norfolk.gov.uk/futureofwaste, fill in the Freepost questionnaire in last Friday's Lynn News or ring 0844 800 8004.

The closing date is Friday, April 11.

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