National Revolt Hits Greater Manchester
Anti-incinerator protestors and local people all over the UK have come together to fight proposals for scores of Incineration Plants which, according to the Times newspaper â€œhave ignited a new planning row with the Governmentâ€. The report goes on to say that the building of energy from waste (EfW) plants, some of them capable of burning up to 90 lorry loads of rubbish a day, has set councils against each other and drawn Ministers into parish conflicts.
â€œFortunately for the people of Greater Manchester, the members of Trafford Councilâ€™s Planning Committee and nearby Salford Council were unanimous in their rejection of the Barton Renewable Energy Plantâ€, said Pete Kilvert, Chairman of the Breathe Clean Air Group. â€œThey know that these incinerator plants emit dangerous particles and heavy metals which are hazardous to health. The countryâ€™s environmental standards are not good enough to protect usâ€, added Mr Kilvert, â€œso we want a ban on all Incinerators to protect the peopleâ€.
The future of the controversial Barton Renewable Energy Plant in Davyhulme, Greater Manchester, is still in doubt because the promoter Peel Energy may lodge an appeal against the Councilâ€™s unanimous decision to reject its proposal, and the Environment Agency is still deliberating whether or not to grant an Environmental Permit.