Bedfordshire Against Covanta Incinerator (BACI) Press Release - General Release Date 04/04/19 BACI is now in a position to launch its funding for the Court of Appeal Hearing and its second visit to the Royal Courts of Justice in London 2/3 July 2019. People Power and Community Spirit together have taken this forward to the Court of Appeal to continue … Continue reading Press Release – Fundraising for Appeal Hearing Launched
The BACI Committee met on Thursday 15th November to discuss the possibility of proceeding with a challenge to the High Court Judgement at the Court of Appeals. The Committee unanimously agreed that BACI should take the opportunity to proceed to the Court of Appeals. This – of course – is dependant on the full and … Continue reading BACI Committee Meeting re Appeal
We have been advised that the Hearing will start tomorrow at: Court 18 From 10:30 Planning Court (Administrative Court) Royal Courts of Justice The Stand London WC2A 2LL We have been appointed Mrs Justice Lang as our Judge.
BACI is pleased to announce that the target of £38,500 set for 16/09/18 has been met and as of 17/09/18 the total amount stands at £38,950. The Skeleton Argument together with the Trial Bundles and a 3rd Expert Witness Statement have now all been sent to the Courts. This is the last documentation to be … Continue reading Fundraising Target met and last Court Documentation before Hearing Dates Completed
Following the decision by the Environment Agency to issue an Environmental Permit to Covanta - BACI has been pursuing legal advice regarding the Judicial Review Process. The Judicial Review process must be commenced within 3 months of the issue of the Permit on 26 January 2018. Under advisement from the Environmental Law Foundation (ELF) the … Continue reading BACI issues Pre-Action Protocol Letter to the EA as first stage of Judicial Review Process
BACI conducted a survey in April 2018. The response to this showed that only nearly half of residents in the parishes identified by Covanta had received a Newsletter
Covanta reported in the last CLP meeting that they had sent out 4,800 newsletters – Click Here to View – to local residents by post and will be issuing an update 4 times a year.
There were majors problems involved with the last Newsletter which was due to go out in December 2017. Deliveries were very patchy and many Newsletters had still not arrived with residents by April 2018.
– EA reluctant to comment on specific Rookery Pit information due to Judicial Review and Appeals periods still in play
– BACI asked to send a representative to future meetings
– Electricity scheme details – £60 a year, a resident on 30 April 2018, 35 years from startup of EFW operations
The latest Community Liaison Panel Minutes are now available.
Meeting 25 (7) – 08/03/18
CLP Terms of Reference 2016
Environment Agency – Compliance and Assessment Briefing Note (General)
EA Rookery Pit Update and General Information on the EA’s role Presentation
Electricity Subsidy Scheme Presentation
All previous minutes and handouts of the Community Liaison Panel dating back to September 2009 can be found by Clicking Here
UKWIN (UK Without Incineration) has been very supportive during BACI's submissions to the Environment Agency and we would like to support their new initiative. As seen from the table on the UKWIN website http://ukwin.org.uk/resources/table/ - there are a number of anti-incinerator groups involved in fighting their own incinerator battle. UKWIN are asking all memberships of these local groups … Continue reading UKWIN Bin the Burners Campaign
Thank you to everybody that submitted comments to the Environment Agency. The final numbers are not through from the Environment Agency yet - but our contact has advised us that it is looking like 1200+. This is a good number for a second consultation where there are more limitations imposed by the EA on the … Continue reading 2nd Consultation Period has now closed