|Comments regarding the Covanta Incinerator sent to BACI|
|Joint Statement on behalf of the 3 Fitwick Liberal Democrat Candidates:-
While it must be appreciated that Energy from Waste technology presents a significant improvement over using landfill, the Rookery South incinerator is not a suitable development and must be opposed.
A major reason for this includes indirect pollution from the incinerator, including large increases in transport and construction. Additionally, we believe the location is inappropriate due to the noise and visual pollution on the local wildlife and the country park. We also view the environmental permit as being out of date and not fit for purpose.
If this development does go ahead our councillors will provide vital checks on the impact of the incinerator, demand effective and strict pollution limits and will campaign to prevent the site sending remaining ash to landfill. We will ensure local residents are not ignored in the decision making process.
It is essential this development does not negatively impact efforts to reduce, reuse and recycle our waste, in particular our plastics.
We support the work of BACI and their upcoming Court of Appeal hearing.