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Incinerator News

  • 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: BIN THIS NOW

4th March 2011 - the following article is reproduced by kind permission of Lynn News

WE always knew the vote would be NO but the scale of the response has delighted anti-incinerator campaigners.

The sheer weight of votes means borough and county councillors will simply be kicked out of office by the electorate at the first available opportunity if they take no notice of the referendum.

Today, there is also the very real threat of legal action because campaigners consider the whole process has been “flawed”.

Norfolk county council faces a double-barrelled onslaught if it fails to heed the resounding public rejection.

After the almost 93 per cent vote against, a councillor who many thought supported the proposal has come out against it, and the anti- incinerator lobby is threatening to take legal action against the county.

County and district councillor Brian Long, environmental portfolio holder for the borough, said: “The public have definitively spoken and that, to me, is the stance that every councillor should now adopt on this incinerator.

“I am going to be saying no unless it can be proved that the incinerator is 100 per cent safe. If it isn’t right, it shouldn’t happen. It would be folly to enter into a contract.”

He intends to put forward his case for an alternative solution at today’s Conservative group meeting before Monday’s county cabinet considers the incinerator contract.

Mike Knights, from the farmers’ campaign against the incinerator, confirmed: “We are currently collating evidence to support a future legal challenge.”

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