COUNTY MUST “RISE UP IN PROTEST" AGAINST INCINERATOR SAYS LUFF
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COUNTY MUST “RISE UP IN PROTEST" AGAINST INCINERATOR SAYS LUFF

The proposal for a “waste-to-energy” incinerator at Hartlebury has been formally opposed by the area’s MP, Peter Luff.
He has written to Worcestershire County Council opposing the planning application and is writing this week to the Environment Agency opposing the separate application for an environmental permit for the scheme.

In his letter to the Council, Peter said,

“I believe that Hartlebury Parish Council has put together an outstanding case against this facility and I wish to associate myself in every respect with the objections made by the parish council.

“I particularly wish to emphasise objection number 12 that the scheme “if adopted, reduces the flexibility to bring forward any emerging technology for waste disposal for at least 25 years”. I believe in environmental terms this is a very serious objection indeed to the application and I do hope that the County Council will give serious consideration to what I regard as a very powerful case against the incinerator.”

Commenting, Peter said,

“The more I think about this whole idea, the more convinced I become that it is the wrong solution not just for the area around Hartlebury, but for the whole county of Worcestershire.

“If this incinerator is built it will lock us into an expensive, old-fashioned and polluting technology for decades. In the 21st century we should be adopting 21st century solutions – not tired old one like this.

“I hope every Worcestershire resident who cares about their environment will rise up in protest against this monstrosity.”

ENDS


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