Serious Message at the Fair
Members of the Breathe Clean Air Group attended Our Lady of the Rosary School Fair on Saturday (15th September) with the message that the controversial Barton Renewable Energy Plant will loom high above the tree line and will pollute the school with toxic emissions, particularly should a north wind blow.
“This will be a reality” said group Chairman Pete Kilvert, “if the biomass incinerator is built. The building will be 42 metres high and will be clearly visible above the tree line, and the relatively low chimney stack will not be high enough to disperse the emissions adequately. And we will be stuck with it for 25 years.”
The Breathe Clean Air Group has been campaigning for over two years to stop the incinerator being built. Trafford Council refused planning permission last November, but the developer, Peel Energy has appealed against that decision. A Public Inquiry is to be held from 13th November at Manchester United Football ground and will last 3 weeks.
“We are urging local residents to attend the appeal on the 13th November and speak out against the incinerator”, said Mr Kilvert. “Not only is the health of our children and grandchildren at risk if it is built, but house prices in the area will tumble. Nobody will want to live next to an incinerator, the risks are too great.”
The group is busy raising funds to pay for legal representation at the Public Inquiry. The first event is this Friday (21st September) at Davyhulme Park Golf Club. For details of this event and other events please see www.BreatheCleanAirGroup.co.uk. The Future of Urmston, Flixton and Davyhulme is in your hands.