The Environment Agency has notified us that the total number of submissions received for the environmental permit stands at 2,000.
This includes the 1584 submissions that are available to view online at https://consult.environment-agency.gov.uk/psc/mk43-9ly-covanta-energy-limited/consultation/published_select_respondent – as well as those who used the online system but did not want to be published and those who submitted comments via email and post.
This number is nearly twice the number of submissions that were considered at the planning stage of around 1,000.
We would thank to extend a massive thank you to each and every person who took the time to object to the Environment Agency
Thank you to everyone who talked to their neighbours, friends or work colleagues about this and spread the word.
A special thank you to our Leaflet and Poster team who spend many hours delivering leaflets and putting up posters – throughout the Vale and beyond. An estimated 7-8 thousand leaflets were hand-delivered by volunteers.
A special mention needs to go to members who financed printing of the leaflets and members who purchased and displayed BACI banners on their properties.
This is not the end of the process. We will be posting further information shortly.