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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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Waste incinerator escapes PFI cuts

26th October 2010 - the following article is reproduced by kind permission of Lynn News

PLANS for a new waste incinerator are still on track after new Government funding will be available for the project after all.

Bosses behind the plans at Norfolk County Council were pleased to learn money would still be forthcoming, despite the hard-hitting spending review.

Cabinet member for sustainable development Ann Steward said she was delighted the proposed waste and recycling centre at was one of only 11 waste treatment projects nationally that had retained its provisional allocation of Private Finance Initiative (PFI) credits.

“This is a major vote of confidence from the government in our proposals for a power and recycling centre at Saddlebow,” she said.

Officers are due to meet today to consider which company they will back to take the plans forward.

Planning permission has to be granted for the project and it also has to win a permit from the Environment Agency. The incinerator – providing electricity for 17,000 homes – could be up and running by 2015.

Last week, the council invited the media to the landfill site at Blackborough End to explain why an incinerator – at Willows business park – was needed.

But hundreds of people have spoken out against the plans, including the man who unanimously voted against the plans at a public meeting held at West Lynn recently.

Middleton farmer Mike Knights is fearful emissions from such an incinerator might result in a health risk.

He fears for local people and crops and is worried about the effect of possible emissions from the plant.

He claims that a particular pollutant, PM2.5, might affect the respiratory system, and even shorten life expectancy.

The more he looked into the issue, it was “quite disturbing”, he said. People were concerned and downright alarmed.

A final decision will be made on November 8.

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