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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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MP: PUT INCINERATOR ON HOLD

1st March 2011 - the following article is reproduced by kind permission of Lynn News

NORTH-WEST Norfolk MP Henry Bellingham has hailed the result of the incinerator referendum as “an extraordinary day for West Norfolk.”

And he believes the plans should now be put on hold in the wake of the result and government plans to review their strategy for waste disposal.

Mr Bellingham spoke out after it was confirmed that almost 93 per cent of people had voted no in the borough-wide poll on the proposed development at Saddlebow. He said he was “incredibly proud” of his constituents for voting against the plan in such large numbers.

And he branded the Cory-Wheelabrator commissioned research showing 65 per cent of Norfolk residents were in favour of the plan as “meaningless.”

He branded the survey as a “childish, spiteful” attempt to undermine the poll, adding: “They should have put their case up in the referendum.”

Mr Bellingham added that he had also spoken to the minister responsible for waste strategy who had told him the government were now planning to review the issue.

Norfolk County Council have previously been given a £169 million PFI grant towards the scheme and Mr Bellingham said it would be sensible to delay the plans until the outcome of the review was known.

“The most important thing is to sit down with the county council and look at other ways forward.”

Meanwhile, south-west Norfolk MP Elizabeth Truss has also welcomed the referendum result.

She said: “The referendum has demonstrated clearly that the residents of West Norfolk are opposed to the incinerator. I want their views to be heard and propose a more integrated approach for waste across the whole of Norfolk.

“This is estimated to save £25m over five years. Given the current spending squeeze, I question the use of public money to fund a project that the local community do not want.”

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