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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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Extraordinary scenes at incinerator meeting

22nd March 2011 - the following article is reproduced by kind permission of Lynn News

EXTRAORDINARY scenes were witnessed at this morning’s crucial Norfolk County Council cabinet scrutiny committee meeting on the controversial Lynn incinerator, attended by more than 50 anti-incinerator campaigners from West Norfolk.

The meeting lasted just half-an-hour after it became clear that some of the witnesses being called to give evidence to the committee had not received their papers until yesterday, instead of the required minimum of five days before the hearing.

A motion asking for the meeting to be adjourned was then put to the committee and, after taking legal advice from their officers, members voted 8-8, with one abstention.

The motion was passed on the casting vote of vice-chairman Philip Hardy, a Green councillor from Norwich, who was chairing the meeting in the absence of chairman Paul Morse.

Details of the re-arranged date for the cabinet scrutiny committee meeting will be announced in due course. Among the witnesses due to give evidence are West Norfolk Council leader Nick Daubney and Mike Knights from the farmers’ campaign against the incinerator.

Speaking after the meeting, anti-incinerator campaigner Richard Burton, from Clenchwarton, said: “I think it is one of the first fair things that has happened in this entire process, by a very narrow margin.”

West Norfolk Tory twin-hatters Michael Langwade and Jean Mickleburgh were not at yesterday’s meeting and sent their apologies for absence.

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