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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: Leader defends poll

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

BOROUGH council chiefs have branded moves to undermine the result of the incinerator referendum as “immature.”

A special West Norfolk council meeting will be held on Thursday to consider their next move in the wake of the decision to press ahead with the plan.

But borough council leader Nick Daubney said: “To listen to technical arguments as to why you can ignore 65,000 people because one person calls it a recycling centre and another calls it an incinerator I think is immature.”

Concerns were raised during Monday’s cabinet meeting in Norwich over the nature of the question posed, while Mr Daubney admitted the information submitted had not been checked before being sent out to voters.

But he added: “We went to the trouble to hold a perfectly legal referendum. All sides were invited to submit a case. If some didn’t that’s not my fault.”

Liberal Democrat group leader Dr Ian Mack said the borough’s ruling Conservative group could have acted earlier if they had supported their motion against the incinerator last spring.

Branding the county council decision as a “slap in the face for local democracy”, he said: “I suspect people across the borough will be very angry and disillusioned with local Conservative politicians, and confused as to what they actually stand for.”

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