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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: Ballot papers go out today

11th February 2011 - the following article is reproduced by kind permission of Lynn News

BALLOT papers start going out today for a borough-wide poll which will enable people to say whether they are for or against the proposed waste incinerator on Lynn’s outskirts.

West Norfolk Council decided to hold the referendum, expected to cost almost £50,000, so that it could get an accurate reflection of borough residents’ views on the proposal.

It will be forwarding the poll results to Norfolk County Council, the responsible planning authority for the proposal – but the outcome will NOT be binding on the county council.

Anglo-American company Cory Wheelabrator has been chosen by the county council as its preferred bidder for the incinerator project, which is expected to cost about £500m over 25 years.

The poll is an all-postal ballot, with voting papers being sent to 115,235 eligible electors.

They will be asked: “Do you support the construction of a mass burn municipal waste incinerator on the Willows Business Park, Saddlebow, King’s Lynn?”

Ballot papers must be returned by February 28. The poll result will be announced on March 1.

The Association of Electoral Administration has been commissioned to run the incinerator poll and carry out the count at its Sunderland office.

The borough council had been hoping the county council would organise and pay for the referendum.

But its approaches were rebuffed in December when Mike Jackson, the county council’s director of environment, transport and development, said that it would be “inappropriate” for it to conduct a referendum “which could cause confusion and potentially compromise the statutory consultation we must undertake”.

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