There are 2 local public consultations open at the moment that could have implications regarding the Covanta Incinerator development. East West Rail – Western Section Phase 2 Public Consultation - the latest Covanta Community Liasion panel minutes record Network Rail have confirmed they are upgrading the rail crossing - which will then be remotely operated … Continue reading Non-Covanta Public Consultations with Implications
Key Points –
– Environment Agency is currently considering further information from Covanta/Veolia following issues raised at the 1st Consultation
– 2nd stage is not likely to go ahead until September and will include a drop in session by the Environment Agency during the 2nd consultation period.
– Network Rail have confirmed they are upgrading the rail crossing which will then be remotely operated from the signal box – but this will increase the time the barriers are down to 5 minutes each time
The latest Community Liaison Panel Minutes are now available.
All previous minutes and handouts of the Community Liaison Panel dating back to September 2009 can be found by Clicking Here
Many residents will have noticed considerable works commencing at the Rookery Pit site. This current activity is concerning the Low-Level Restoration Order. This order effectively puts the pit back into good condition after its history of clay extraction by stabilising the pit sides etc. This activity would usually be undertaken by the land owners (in this case O … Continue reading Current Works at Rookery Pit
Please see below BACI's submission to the Environment Agency in full.
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. … Continue reading 2,000 Submissions to Environment Agency
The Environmental Permit Public Consultation Period is now open. Originally meant to remain open for only 20 working days – BACI has secured an extension to this period The period that you will be able to make representations to the Environment Agency will now run – 6th March- 18th April. BACI have provided some notes regarding Environmental … Continue reading Environmental Permit Public Consultation Now Open
Please see below a BACI press release. The surrounding Parish and Town Councils were encouraged to join in a co-ordinated BACI banner campaign to raise awareness and show unity. There has been a considerable increase in the populations surrounding Rookery Pit since planning permission was granted and many of these residents will be unaware of … Continue reading Press Release – BACI Banners
Please see post below from another public facebook group. On behalf of Bedfordshire Against Covanta Incinerator (BACI) I am now in a position to remove the recent Disclaimer that was protecting all members and associates of BACI (individuals and Town/Parish Councils) from possible legal or financial implications. As you will see from the post above the … Continue reading Update – A421 Banners
Following on from the CLP Minutes members were advised that Covanta-Veolia had also issued the following update: “Covanta and Veolia have today (Monday 31st October 2016) taken the first steps towards implementing the planning consent for Rookery South Energy Recovery Facility. Covanta has served notices on land owners of plots within the boundary of the … Continue reading Notice of Land Possession around Rookery Pit for works granted by DCO
BACI has been advised by the Environment Agency that Covanta/Veolia's Environmental Permit was submitted on Friday 18th November 2016. However - due to a backlog at the National Permitting Service it is unlikely to be assessed by the Environment Agency for another 3 months - ie end of February 2017. We are told it is … Continue reading Covanta Submitts Environmental Permit