RICHARD BIRD

...putting people before party

Incinerator News

  • 2014
    • Council is told to ‘buy King’s Lynn incinerator site so it can’t be built’ 29-04-2014

      Read More...

    • King’s Lynn incinerator win fuels fight against similar Canadian plan 15-04-2014

      Read More...

    • Norfolk incinerator inquiry sparks criticism from both sides 15-04-2014

      Read More...

    • Incinerator defeated 14-04-2014

      Read More...

    • Government department says it is still looking at King’s Lynn incinerator plan 08-04-2014

      Read More...

    • Norfolk County Council ends King’s Lynn incinerator contract 07-04-2014

      Read More...

    • Campaigners hail community power as the King’s Lynn incinerator is scrapped 07-04-2014

      Read More...

    • End it now: MPs urge councillors to kill off King’s Lynn incinerator at extraordinary meeting 29-03-2014

      Read More...

    • Date set for new council vote on King’s Lynn incinerator 21-03-2014

      Read More...

    • Minister accused of ‘wholly unreasonable’ delay on King’s Lynn incinerator decision 10-03-2014

      Read More...

    • Norfolk County councillor quits Labour group in protest at incinerator proposals 27-02-2014

      Read More...

    • CROSS-PARTY GROUP TO CALL ANOTHER COUNTY COUNCIL EGM TO TERMINATE THE WILLOWS INCINERATOR CONTRACT 13-02-2014

      Read More...

    • ‘We must scrap the King’s Lynn incinerator’, say councillors 13-02-2014

      Read More...

    • Government delays planning decision on King’s Lynn incinerator 13-01-2014

      Read More...

  • 2013
    • Candles burn to stop Incinerator 31-12-2013

      Read More...

    • Government calls for new comments on King’s Lynn incinerator scheme 06-12-2013

      Read More...

    • INCINERATOR - ‘Work’ on burner site not worth digging into 14-08-2013

      Read More...

    • Council puts incinerator decision on back burner 18-06-2013

      Read More...

    • INCINERATOR - Axe the burner now, Tory councillor demands 16-06-2013

      Read More...

  • 2012
    • KING’S LYNN INCINERATOR: MP to raise issue of public purse paying for Cory’s legal bill 12-12-2012

      Read More...

    • Calendar to help King’s Lynn incinerator battle 07-12-2012

      Read More...

    • KING’S LYNN INCINERATOR: Opening scenes of pre-inquiry 29-11-2012

      Read More...

  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
Submit to FacebookSubmit to Google PlusSubmit to StumbleuponSubmit to Twitter

Fears for marine life over incinerator

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

OPPONENTS of the proposed Lynn incinerator have urged council leaders to be cautious amid fears the development could impact on marine life off the Norfolk coast.

The plea came as it emerged fisheries regulators had warned Norfolk County Council of their concerns over the impact the Saddlebow development may have on shellfish beds in the Wash and urged them to seek further advice from government environmental advisors.

The warning was revealed the day before the latest examination of the decision to press ahead with the planned scheme was due to take place.

Concern over the possible impact on sea life in the region was raised by opposition Liberal Democrat and Green county councillors in their request for further probing of the county council cabinet’s decision to press ahead with awarding the contract for the development to Cory Wheelabrator earlier this month.

In their call-in to the county council’s cabinet scrutiny committee, which meets in Norwich today, they said: “The award of the contract and the Cabinet papers do not include significant details regarding the potential impact upon marine life in the Wash of a fully operating incinerator.

“We therefore believe that the precautionary principle should be applied here especially when the decision has the potential to impact the health of Norfolk residents.”

Meanwhile, it has also emerged that officials from the Eastern Sea Fisheries joint committee, the body charged with protecting fish stocks in the region, have called on the county council to evaluate the potential effects of emissions, including aerial deposits, on the shellfish population in the Wash and North Norfolk coast special area of conservation.

In a letter released to the Lynn News yesterday, marine environment officer Judith Stoutt said: “Representatives of the local fishery have brought to the attention of the joint committee concerns over the effects of compounds potentially released from waste incinerators on the marine environment.”

She said the Wash fell within the 10 kilometre radius of the site that European directives state assessments of the impact should be carried out within.

She added: “The joint committee would suggest that shellfish beds in the Wash be considered as ‘sensitive ecological receptors’ in this context.”

The committee also called for the council to seek further advice on the issue from Natural England, the independent body which advises the government on environmental issues.

EU e-Privacy Directive

This website uses cookies to manage authentication, navigation, and other functions. By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.

View e-Privacy Directive Documents

You have declined cookies. This decision can be reversed.

You have allowed cookies to be placed on your computer. This decision can be reversed.