2 Day Substantive Court Hearing Dates Announced and Fundraising Targets Set

BACI have been advised our 2 Day Substantive Court Hearing Dates will be 10th and 11th October 2018.

The hearing will take place at:

Planning Court (Administrative Court)
Royal Courts of Justice
The Stand
London WC2A 2LL

We are now in a position to calculate the full costs of the Court Case and the dates at which our liability for these costs occur in order to set the next Fundraising Targets.

An impressive over £30,000 has already been raised by concerned residents.  A further £21,500 will be needed for us to take advantage of this legal opportunity.

We have launched the final Crowdfunder page for the remaining amount and all other donation methods of paypal, credit/debit card and BACS are still available.  Please visit our Donations page for more details.

The following diagram will be updated to show the progress made at each remaining stage.


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Thank you all for your Continued Support

Judicial Review Process Permission Granted

The Judicial Review Process 

Progress so far:

In order to begin proceedings –  it was necessary to appoint a firm of Solicitors.  With guidance from ELF – BACI appointed one the best-known Environmental Law firm of Solicitors in the country.

– Pre-Action Protocol Letter sent (incl supplementary letter)
– Reply from the EA received
– Responses from the EA analysed by the legal team
– Preparation of papers and lodging with the Courts – 25/04/18
– Serving of claim form and prepared bundle including grounds and expert/witness statements to The Environment Agency (Defendants) and Covanta (Interested Party) 16/05/18
– Acknowledgement of Service stage – AoS replies received from EA and Covanta but due to accelerated timings the bundles were moved forward to the paper permission stage
– Permission Granted by Judge to move forward to a Full 2 Day Substantive Hearing (received 15/06/18)
– Dates for 2 Day Substantive Hearing set for 10th and 11th October

Please Click Here for more detail regarding the Judicial Review Process

The next stage is preparation for – and appearances at – the full 2 Day Substantive Hearing.

It still may not be necessary to take the case to the full court hearing stage. The Environment Agency can concede at any point up to the actual court hearing.

If there are any funds left over at any point – this will be used either in the wider campaign (if this is still existing) for example on air pollution monitoring equipment or another local project.

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More Information

The Covanta Incinerator – Background
The Covanta Incinerator – Environmental Permitting Process
The Covanta Incinerator – Main Points
Concerns regarding Incineration as a process
Incineration, Recycling and the Circular Economy – Slides

Community Liaison Panel Minutes and Handouts

BACI’s Submission to 1st Consultation in full
BACI’s Submission to 2nd Consultation in full

Marston Moreteyne Action Group site – lots of information dating back to 2010