FULL COUNCIL MEETING – Wednesday 25th March : Labour Motion submitted against BREP
There is a meeting of all Trafford Councillors on Wednesday 25th March at the Trafford Town Hall. This is a regular council meeting, but the Labour Group has put forward a motion again rejecting the BREP Development and asking for clear commitment from the council.
This is a public meeting, meaning that anyone can attend and observe from the Public Gallery.
Wednesday 25th March 2015
Council Chamber, Trafford Town Hall, Talbot Road, Stretford, M32 0TH
We need as many people as possible to attend to show and re-affirm the strength and opposition to this development.
If you can’t make it for any reason, the meeting will be live streamed to the internet for you to watch on a Computer or Mobile Device and we will share the link to this on the night via our twitter feed at @BCAGtrafford (www.twitter.com/BCAGtrafford)
Motion Submitted by the Labour Group – Barton Renewable Energy Plant
In light of the recent extremely misleading and confusing publicity statements issued by the Conservative Group claiming that they had secured a halt to the Barton Renewable Energy Plant, whilst Peel explored the possibility of producing heat as well as electricity. And, in light of the subsequent communication issued by the Breathe Clear Air Group stating that the incinerator is not on hold, that Peel already have planning permission to build a plant which is capable of producing heat as well as electricity and that plans are on schedule with work due to commence on the plant within three years.
This Council now seeks to reaffirm its opposition to the proposed Biomass Incinerator, in a genuine and meaningful way.
Therefore in light of current press statements, where the Peel Group has said that BREP is planning to provide heat as well as electricity, the Council resolves to:
Write to Peel calling for them to permanently scrap plans to build a Biomass Incinerator in Davyhulme and to inform Peel that the Council accepts that burning biomass produces more carbon dioxide than burning coal and much more than burning gas per unit of electricity produced; burning wood produces masses of dangerous Particulate Matter; burning biomass with refuse derived fuel such as plastics, at the relatively low temperature of 850 degrees C, as proposed by BREP, is likely to produce deadly dioxins and other organic chemicals as well as masses of nitrogen oxides. Burning wood with preservatives from construction and demolition sites will release heavy metals such as arsenic.
And clearly state to Peel that the proposed plant is out-dated and its emissions are likely to cause ill-health amongst Trafford residents and to affirm that Trafford Council does not want or need a high carbon-based electricity and heat production plant within its boundary.