BCAG Statement of Case
The Public Inquiry regarding the Barton Renewable Energy Plant (Davyhulme Incinerator) requires each party to submit a Statement of Case. These had to be in the hands of the Planning Inspector by Wednesday 25th July.
The Breathe Clean Air Group has identified the key considerations as:
a) The location of the incinerator where people live and children play, which is not appropriate or safe.
b) The impact of air quality, as emissions from the incinerator would add to the already high levels of pollution.
c) The impact on health as the incinerator emissions could contribute to a range of ill-health and diseases from asthma to cancer.
d) The public perception of harm, since there is easy access on the Internet to information on incinerators, biomass and health issues.
e) Policy mis-alignment, as the proposed site contradicts some of Trafford’s, Greater Manchester’s and National policies.
f) Amenity Impact, as the public will suffer increased noise, traffic and disturbance, and pollution could affect home-grown food.
g) Degeneration of our area, if people want to move away and house prices could fall.
Chairman of the Breathe Clean Air Group, Pete Kilvert said “the BCAG team has worked very hard to produce a robust and thoroughly professional Statement of Case. We feel that we have a very good chance of convincing the Inspector and the Secretary of State, Eric Pickles, that the incinerator must not be built in Davyhulme. However, the presentation of the case at the Inquiry will be done by Barristers and Air Quality experts. This requires funding and we are appealing to the community to support our fighting fund. Please see www.BreatheCleanAirGroup.co.uk for details on how you can help.”