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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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Incinerator idea for Saddlebow

22nd April 2008 - the following article is reproduced by kind permission of Lynn News

LYNN could be a step closer to a new multi-million pound waste incinerator, it was revealed this week.

Norfolk County Council has included a site at Saddlebow Industrial Estate in its application for millions of pounds of Government money to help pay for a household waste treatment centre in West Norfolk – and has not ruled out an incinerator as an option.

Government funding is expected to cover half the estimated cost of the facility, which would treat around half of the county's residual waste, which cannot be re-used, recycled or composted.

It will also play an important role in the council's drive to reduce landfill and boost its green credentials.

Mr Ian Monson, cabinet member for environment and waste, said: "Creating new infrastructure is essential if Norfolk is to reduce its reliance on the disposal of waste to landfill and avoid fines and escalating taxes.

"The county council is working to divert waste from landfill in a cost-effective manner that will also reduce our impact on the environment."

Mr Monson said the council was keeping its options open on the type of waste treatment methods to be used and would not be selecting a bidder until 2010.

As the Lynn News reported in February, the council's site, on The Willows industrial park, is one of a string of sites identified as potential locations for a "thermal treatment" centre, an umbrella term covering various waste treatment methods, including incineration.

This week's announcement does not guarantee the Saddlebow site will be selected as waste companies will have the option of putting forward other sites when they bid for the contract.

Project manager Mr Joel Hull said he was confident the Saddlebow site would withstand scrutiny should it reach the planning stage and did not rule out an incinerator as an option.

"The council has not ruled anything in or anything out. We will be looking at the best solution to justify itself," he explained.

The county council is currently running a public consultation on hundreds of proposed waste and mineral extraction sites across the county, including a score in West Norfolk.

To take part in the consultation, which ends on Friday, April 25, click on www.norfolk.gov.uk/nmwdf

The council is also asking the residents to have their say on the future of waste in Norfolk.

Visit www.norfolk.gov.uk/futureofwaste or call 0844 800 8004 to get involved.

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