MPs call for Norfolk County Council to scrap incinerator

The proposed incinerator site at Saddlebow. Picture: Ian Burt. The proposed incinerator site at Saddlebow. Picture: Ian Burt.

Monday, January 27, 2014
6:30 AM

It is time for Norfolk County Council to pull the plug on the controversial contract for an incinerator in King’s Lynn - according to two of the county’s MPs.

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Henry Bellingham and Elizabeth Truss say the council should take advantage of the delay to the project, caused by the lack of a decision by communities secretary Eric Pickles on the plant’s planning permission, to ditch the scheme.

But George Nobbs, the leader of Norfolk County Council, has accused the MPs of “desperation” and said a free vote at County Hall had led to a decision to push ahead with the plant, to be built and run by Cory Wheelabrator.

In a letter, the Conservative MPs for North West Norfolk and South West Norfolk, say there are better options available than the incinerator proposed for Saddlebow.

They say: “Opportunities to end this expensive project have already been missed, and we are fortunate that the Secretary of State’s action to delay his planning decision has given Norfolk County Council time to reconsider public opposition and this uneconomical project.

“We therefore urge Norfolk County Council to take advantage of the delay and cancel the project. At a minimum, the council must take this opportunity to make public the details on which the contract was awarded to Cory Wheelabrator, and allow proper scrutiny of the use of public money by the people of Norfolk.”

The pair say they are “encouraged” by the Material Works project to recycle and process 35,000 tonnes of residual and food waste.

King’s Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council, has signed a 16-year contract Material Works, while the company recently announced it has £100m of funding for the project.

The MPs say that, in the shorter term, waste could be dealt with at an incinerator at Amsterdam, by Peterborough-based Green Energy Parks or at Suffolk County Council’s incinerator at Great Blakenham.

But Mr Nobbs, the leader of the Labour/Liberal Democrat administration at Norfolk County Council, said: “Their letter smacks of desperation. I cannot believe that they are on the same planet as the rest of us.

“The council decided by a free vote, something the previous Conservative administration refused to do, to continue with the revised project plan. The council has made its decision.”

The council said costs were rising because of the delay, but that the Material Works proposal was years away from becoming a reality.

David Harrison, cabinet member for environment and waste previously said he was “very sceptical” about the Material Works scheme.

He said: “We need a decision from Mr Pickles as a matter of urgency and it should be one made on planning grounds. The issue should not be confused by alternative technologies which may, or may not, come to fruition in the future.”

• What’s your view on the incinerator saga? Write, giving full contact details, to Letters Editor, Prospect House, Rouen Road, Norwich NR1 1RE.

80 comments

  • Dr. Barrington Smythe (most likely an alias) was a Russian spy working undercover in London...

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    disolushund

    Thursday, January 30, 2014

  • Poor old D - still trotting out that tired old lie about shouting and abuse at the Inquiry. Don't believe everything Jeff tells you as he slept through a great deal of it anyway.

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    Fenscape

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • Yes, how very strange. In addition, there is no record of any correspondence to the Inquiry, NCC, DCLG or Eric Pickles from 'Dr Barrington-Smythe' either. What the D.ick.ens is he talking about, hmmm?

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    Fenscape

    Thursday, January 30, 2014

  • Best thing for Norfolk is to build this incinerator. It is entirely the right area for this project.

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    Mahatma Coat

    Monday, January 27, 2014

  • Bit like Groundhog day!!!

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    Andy T

    Monday, January 27, 2014

  • Odd how Jeff comes on in thirty disguises and then tars others with that brush !! I also agree with the comments from the professionals. Get on and build the incinerator now I say.

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    Inactive account

    Saturday, February 1, 2014

  • NCC has got 26 million for new tablets, laptops and computers, it has got 50 million for a new Thickthorn snarl up system, and it has dropped the senior management review, so those in the public sector take not, they are not 'in it together'. The incinerator has cost millions and all because they wanted to impose it over and above our mandate to reduce, reuse and recycle our resources. Landfill is a massive problem and we should start surveying and mining these sites, with far more jobs involved than their backroom solution would have ever provided. Scrap it now, there's an election coming.

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    ingo wagenknecht

    Monday, January 27, 2014

  • Absolute piffle, there is not enough rubbish to run it therefore the price per ton rises and there will be less as recycling rates must rise also, landfill will soon reach its cap so it will be running at a greater loss. Transport costs will rise so it needs to be central to the county. The whole thing has been a white elephant from the start and that's without taking into consideration the costs of interest to service the borrowed money.

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    Sweet cheeks

    Monday, January 27, 2014

  • I must agree with Del Boy. The action plan by the last administration was to ignore all who oppose the incinerator and hope they go away. This caused problems for councillors who were terrified of losing valuable benefits and had to follow the ex leaders wishes to the letter! Bullying was the order of the day as John Dobson and Brian Long were singled out for implementing party policy on localism and led as lambs to slaughter at county Hall. A few Tories had been voted out of power for sitting on the fence and watching local county councillors John Dobson and Brian Long humiliated at the County Hall kangaroo court. There is still an element of sour grapes syndrome from x county and ex Borough Councillor at every opportunity to take a dig at their old colleague’s at Lynn which is a form of bullying. More bullying when the ex leader had let a colleague take the rap for him known as the kevingate email fiasco; the objective was to discredit Cllr Nick Daubney. I overheard certain pro-incinerator intoxicated persons planning reprisals a Golf and the Tory club Downham Market. The way some pro-incinerator supporters react would suggest they or his wife have a financial interest in the building of the incinerator.

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    tonybromley1951

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Yes Biker boy and £7 million has already been "found" towards the possible penalty payment, look at the proposed budget. I would rather have everyone demanding that David Cameron resolves this issue soon. We will have lost over £24 million of theoretical savings due to the current 3 year delay, the longer the hold up the higher the losses..Stop the drip, drip on our finances now.

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    bedoomed

    Monday, January 27, 2014

  • If the EDP would print my comment, you'd see that reports suggest sending the waste to Holland would cost £34 per ton LESS than the running costs of the Kings Lynn incinerator, including the cost of transport. These figures have been checked by a consulting company and Dr Chris Edwards of the UEA.

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    So_Many_Haters!

    Monday, January 27, 2014

  • Raj I see John Martin has an excellent letter in the paper today. Why dont you send one in I am sure the letters editor would be exstatic to print your letter. The only problem is you would have to provide a name, address and phone number to prove your identity.

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    Canary Boy

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • All support for incinerator is blocked, removed or stopped all day and every day by campaigners. Any mention from people in favour of building it is crushed. It is a very nasty campaign indeed isn't it.

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    Mr Raj Patel

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • When one looks at the mechanics involved it becomes quite clear that this is a 21st century delivery system that works and works well. Incineration is most certainly where the future is and although some may see it as a step backwards it is in reality merely a return to an earlier solution with a proven track record. The methodology may have been slightly altered but the basic principle remains without any significant comparable challenge. In the long term an incinerator will prove to be a worthwhile contribution to the problem of waste disposal.

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    Professor Miles Radcliffe

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • About six times a year there is smoke plumes travelling over the A47 at Middleton. Could it be Rastus?

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    NCIS

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • The 2 NIMBY loose cannons of MPs are still bent on costing Norfolk ratepayers a fortune thanks to their manipulations of Pickles and his department then. Can't help thinking that their main interests are to save their own skins via the ballot box rather than anything else. Shame on them!

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    Honest Injun

    Monday, January 27, 2014

  • Oh dear Raj love what's happened to the written accent??

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    disolushund

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • "V" why not look into what's in it for all of them, nothing adds up the financial figures for CW are appalling and they are banded from building in the USA. The whole thing stinks

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    Sweet cheeks

    Monday, January 27, 2014

  • I have studied all the figures and the only option is to build the incinerator. It makes perfect sense. Every economic indicator points towards this option. These MPs are playing politics and nothing else.

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    Inactive account

    Monday, January 27, 2014

  • On the other hand - just in time !!!

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    disolushund

    Monday, January 27, 2014

  • I agree entirely with Professor Radcliffe. Well said sir. The incinerator should go ahead.

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    Lyn from Lynn

    Thursday, January 30, 2014

  • So Bellingham and Truss say waste can be sent to Holland or Suffolk to be burnt, along with Dobson, Daubney and Long who also agree with incineration provided it is not on their own doorstep, what bunch of turn coats, How much officer time and public money has been spent in trying to stop the damned incinerator. As for Material Works, is it not strange that the "Supposed" injection of money was announced the day before Eric Pickles was due to have given his decision, bad timing by the PR people.

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    Norfolcia

    Monday, January 27, 2014

  • Haha '2000 supporters that couldn't get into the meeting' Very funny - where were they all? I must of missed the queue of battle buses and the hordes of angry pro-incinerator demonstrators all waving placards - maybe Kings Lynn Borough Council has CCTV footage of these extraordinary scenes from their camera system? Or maybe, 'Raj Patel' aka our favourite pal 'D' is talking nonsense as usual?

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    Fenscape

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • Why isnt the EDP looking into what is in it for Nobbs ?.

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    "V"

    Monday, January 27, 2014

  • Is there a doctor in the house?

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    disolushund

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • Best thing for Norfolk is to build this incinerator. It is entirely the right area for this project.

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    Mahatma Coat

    Monday, January 27, 2014

  • Not sure what current hold up is but with the assurances from experts given here I see no reason to delay further. Time to start mixing some cement.

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    Jack Bantoft

    Sunday, February 2, 2014

  • Raj I havent laughed so much in years. Poor, poor Di.ckens! Unfortunately everyone, including reporters present at all meetings, knows you are telling porkie pies.

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    Canary Boy

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • You can just imagine the miserable conga streaming out from Downham's Con club tonight - just past 10pm and the usual rubbish from the pro-troll has started again. Did Jeff manage to get a taxi home OK?

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    Fenscape

    Friday, January 31, 2014

  • Good point Canary Boy - the ever vigilant Dan Grimmer and Chris Bishop must have seen all of the pro-incinerator campaigners trying to crowd through the doors at every meeting and then not reported it for reasons that we just can't fathom....

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    Fenscape

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • I must agree with Del Boy. The action plan by the last administration was to ignore all who oppose the incinerator and hope they go away. This caused problems for councillors who were terrified of losing valuable benefits and had to follow the ex leaders wishes to the letter! Bullying was the order of the day as John Dobson and Brian Long were singled out for implementing party policy on localism and led as lambs to slaughter at county Hall. A few Tories had been voted out of power for sitting on the fence and watching local county councillors John Dobson and Brian Long humiliated at the County Hall kangaroo court. There is still an element of sour grapes syndrome from x county and ex Borough Councillor at every opportunity to take a dig at their old colleague’s at Lynn which is a form of bullying. More bullying when the ex leader had let a colleague take the rap for him known as the kevingate email fiasco; the objective was to discredit Cllr Nick Daubney. I overheard certain pro-incinerator intoxicated persons planning reprisals a Golf and the Tory club Downham Market. The way some pro-incinerator supporters react would suggest they or his wife have a financial interest in the building of the incinerator.

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    tonybromley1951

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • I must agree with Del Boy. The action plan by the last administration was to ignore all who oppose the incinerator and hope they go away. This caused problems for councillors who were terrified of losing valuable benefits and had to follow the ex leaders wishes to the letter! Bullying was the order of the day as John Dobson and Brian Long were singled out for implementing party policy on localism and led as lambs to slaughter at county Hall. A few Tories had been voted out of power for sitting on the fence and watching local county councillors John Dobson and Brian Long humiliated at the County Hall kangaroo court. There is still an element of sour grapes syndrome from x county and ex Borough Councillor at every opportunity to take a dig at their old colleague’s at Lynn which is a form of bullying. More bullying when the ex leader had let a colleague take the rap for him known as the kevingate email fiasco; the objective was to discredit Cllr Nick Daubney. I overheard certain pro-incinerator intoxicated persons planning reprisals a Golf and the Tory club Downham Market. The way some pro-incinerator supporters react would suggest they or his wife have a financial interest in the building of the incinerator.

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    tonybromley1951

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • It makes sense to ignore the rants of D and stick to what has been a successful campaign.

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    democrat

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Raj anyone can comment on this site or they can write to the edp their councillors or MP. Have you spoken at council meetings or the inquiry or if you didnt want to attend made written representations?Everyone has had equal opportunities to contact all authorities as government will confirm thousands of people opposing the project have written to Eric Pickles, Caroline Spelman and Owen Paterson by comparison very few have written in support.

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    Canary Boy

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • Wow ! That Barrington Smythe seems to know his onions. Top notch.

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    Magwitch

    Saturday, February 1, 2014

  • I guess Dave.G is one of those hypocrites who enjoys calling people in West Norfolk "Nimbys". He seems quite happy to see waste "TAKEN" ( not brought) to King's Lynn, indicating it's not in his area!

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    Realist

    Monday, January 27, 2014

  • We know the leader and his cabinet are a little slow but they should really listen to what their peers are telling them. Go on be brave and make a decision for once

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    Sweet cheeks

    Monday, January 27, 2014

  • I would imagine that the restraining order has left a certain someone with too much free time on his hands.....

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    Shirley Stalker

    Thursday, January 30, 2014

  • There was not a scrap of evidence at the inquiry from those opposing the incinerator that was worth hearing. All it amounted to was shouting out and made up figures that did not add up. That Inspector lady must have been laughing afterwards.

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    Rastus Obinga-Odinga

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Del Boy surely you are not suggesting that the antis have connections at the EDP? If so you really are very far off the mark as all regular readers will know.

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    Canary Boy

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Our MP’s are urging cancellation of this project. 65,000 plus tax-payers are urging cancellation but our Council Leader – the one who wanted to quash the project before he became Leader! – thinks he should go ahead with it now. There has to be more to this than meets the eye for such a quick change of heart, especially now we are all aware that there is no threat of bankruptcy, only scaremongering from officers. Just like the CW record in America, this really stinks !! Councillors now need the opportunity to re-vote as they have been totally mislead. Shouldn't such deception make their vote null and void?

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    disolushund

    Monday, January 27, 2014

  • Time the many cllrs who claimed they wanted to refuse the RPP but had no choice other than accept it because they had been told the council was facing bankruptcy, which has been shown to have been nothing more than scaremongering as they were warned at the time, stood up and spoke out!!!

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    Canary Boy

    Monday, January 27, 2014

  • Good to read some worwhile input from the professor. I agree as well and also with the Doctor who puts a firm case in my opinion.

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    Mad Dog

    Friday, January 31, 2014

  • I guess Dave.G is one of those hypocrites who enjoys calling people in West Norfolk "Nimbys". He seems quite happy to see waste "TAKEN" ( not brought) to King's Lynn, indicating it's not in his area!

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    Realist

    Monday, January 27, 2014

  • Get on and build it. Debate has cost enough of Norfolks taxpayers time and effort already!

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    Andy T

    Monday, January 27, 2014

  • On another note, I'm also involved in business. Would you have dealings with a company with a history like CW? There risk ratings are very poor because of the amount of debt they are carrying. No body in there right mind would have dealings with them.

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    Sweet cheeks

    Monday, January 27, 2014

  • Rebel Group, a company representing the Amsterdam incinerator, claim they can transport and burn Norfolk waste at £34ton less than the proposed incinerator at Kings Lynn. These claims were checked by Eunomia (a consultancy company) and Dr Chris Edwards of the UEA. Dr Edwards said scrapping the incinerator would save £18m to £88m over 25 years, depending on the cost of pulling out of the contract. It seems there's an excess of incinerators on the continent with not enough waste to burn. This will only bring prices down as they compete for other countries' waste. Exporting the waste would give Norfolk a breathing space to come up with a better long-term environmentally friendly way of dealing with rubbish without burying it or paying for overpriced incinerators. There's much more than can be done with recycling to reduce the unusable waste, and plenty of new processes coming through proving periods.

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    So_Many_Haters!

    Monday, January 27, 2014

  • Ok let's build it, at Yarmouth

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    Sweet cheeks

    Monday, January 27, 2014

  • And it needs to be in profit within 3 to 5 years and that will never happen.

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    Sweet cheeks

    Monday, January 27, 2014

  • It's clear that those who have commented so far in favour of building the incinerator have not looked at the cost implications for Norfolk if they do. Not only would we be paying nearly twice as much as we need to per ton, we would also have to guarantee a minimum amount of material each year, and pay penalties if we can't find enough to burn. No wonder Cory Wheelabrator and their minions want this to go ahead. Talk about the goose that lays the golden egg. Norfolk will be paying through the nose for the next twenty five years!

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    Barking

    Monday, January 27, 2014

  • NCC has got 26 million for new tablets, laptops and computers, it has got 50 million for a new Thickthorn snarl up system, and it has dropped the senior management review, so those in the public sector take not, they are not 'in it together'. The incinerator has cost millions and all because they wanted to impose it over and above our mandate to reduce, reuse and recycle our resources. Landfill is a massive problem and we should start surveying and mining these sites, with far more jobs involved than their backroom solution would have ever provided. Scrap it now, there's an election coming.

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    ingo wagenknecht

    Monday, January 27, 2014

  • In my numerous letters and articles on the subject of incineration of domestic waste I have concluded that there is little or no risk to public health from this type of industrial operation. The filtering process is such that any potential harmful effects have been negated to a degree almost too infinitesimal to measure unless one deals with the microscopic end of the scale. This particular method of dealing with waste materials of a mixed spectrum could be considered as acceptable and certainly complies and falls well within current legislation designed to police the industry.

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    Dr Barrington-Smythe

    Thursday, January 30, 2014

  • Uranus I'm glad you are not in business as the figures are a joke, they do not add up by a long way.

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    Sweet cheeks

    Monday, January 27, 2014

  • I think a very large number of people will be relieved to find out that they do not live on the same planet as Gnobbs

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    maryjane

    Monday, January 27, 2014

  • A further thought, why are costs rising? Transporting waste as suggested out by the MP's would decrease costs. Does a delay mean that Cory can increase what they charge? Clarification is required please.

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    andy

    Monday, January 27, 2014

  • You are correct MaryJ. I also attended most days and only saw one supporter who attended constantly and slept. On one other occasion, two people turned up to give support - one a motorcycle dealer and a woman who had previously insulted Norfolk residents by saying "Norfolk people are like sheep - I'm sorry but the are" when attending a Council Meeting at County Hall. I certainly never, ever saw 2,000 pro-incinerator supporters outside the Inquiry trying to get in. Ridiculous statement.

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    disolushund

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • maryjane and disolushund. I understand why families would be physically sick and upset about living in close proximity to an incinerator. I don’t understand why people would get upset over an incinerator not being built, unless for financial gain to insult the public and our MPs. I am sure the people running the public inquiry are aware of this. The gentleman you refer to as sleeping through the proceedings is a Town councillor at Downham Market and seems to be putting his family’s interests before the public he serves.

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    batemansusan

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • What rubbish. The people who went to the Inquiry who spoke in favour of the incinerator were treated with nothing but respect - they even received light applause from some people who are obviously grown up enough to recognise that everyone is entitled to an opinion. The Inspector even commented about how pleased she was to observe such polite behaviour. Pity you didn't put in an appearance D.... but then, that's not your modus operandi is it?

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    Fenscape

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • Just for D. I`ve already told you Pickles has made his decision.

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    democrat

    Monday, January 27, 2014

  • I see the anti brigade are out with their rude comments and nasty remarks as usual. Same lot that were shouting the odds at the Inquiry no doubt. No wonder this lot have lost the campaign with this sort behind them. They never stood a chance.

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    Del Boy

    Monday, January 27, 2014

  • What a harassment that must be............

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    disolushund

    Thursday, January 30, 2014

  • And what would the outcome of that free vote have been if the councillors not been threatened with making the council bankrupt, which has not been mentioned since? And strangely NCC have managed to find £19m already. Not bad for an authority supposedly on the verge of bankruptcy!

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    Bikerboy

    Monday, January 27, 2014

  • Well Rastus - you certainly don't need an incinerator! You've got your rubbish covered.

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    disolushund

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Erm - the filtering process that 'you' allude to is not sufficient at all. In fact, they've had their hands slapped for chucking the used bag filters back into the incinerator after use - naughty naughty!!

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    Fenscape

    Saturday, February 1, 2014

  • I agree with you posting 3 times Realist. DaveG is clearly a Nimby.

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    democrat

    Monday, January 27, 2014

  • There are two sides to every story and those who supported the incinerator should have been allowed to have their say as well without suffering as they have done. Bullied and brow beaten. Demonstrates well what Britain has become when your views on something are smothered by activists using their connections.

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    Del Boy

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • I guess Dave.G is one of those hypocrites who enjoys calling people in West Norfolk "Nimbys". He seems quite happy to see waste "TAKEN" ( not brought) to King's Lynn, indicating it's not in his area!

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    Realist

    Monday, January 27, 2014

  • Alecto you are brilliant and no doubt correct. The business case has been studied by minds far greater than mine and they are stunned. I wouldn't entertain it either

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    Sweet cheeks

    Monday, January 27, 2014

  • Please avoid being sidetracked by his stupid comments. That`s what he wants. Game over anyway D.

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    democrat

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • There were upwards of two thousand supporters of the incinerator project who were unable to get into meetings to offer their support. Why are these supporters denied a voice ? When I mention this fact comment is taken away.

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    Mr Raj Patel

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • I am in business Sweet Cheeks and have also been involved in a number of multi national companies over 40 years. The hard facts are that if one puts aside all the emotion and rhetoric there remains the truth and that truth is that this incinerator was, is, and remains, the best and only viable management system for waste. End of.

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    Inactive account

    Monday, January 27, 2014

  • People wanted to give voice and support to incinerator but it was not allowed. They could not get into meetings and had to stay outside. It was dreadful thing to see when people cannot have their say. Not nice way for meetings to have been dealt with. Those who wanted to support incinerator would have needed bodyguards to get near to meetings. Local voting was also rigged for anti campaigners so people could only vote ‘No’. Mps would not listen to those in favour of building and only represented views of the mob which was wrong of them. Letters of support went ‘missing’ and emails were routinely ignored. One local newspaper gave public support to one side only which is why readership has dropped for it. Comments in favour to newspapers removed every day. That is how those in favour of this project have been treated. It has been bias all the way isn’t it ? Don’t think you like to have same treatment as this would you? This is why people are rising up against this campaign to give same back. Sauce for goose is also for gander isn’t it ?

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    Mr Raj Patel

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • So we send all our waste to Holland where they have a perfectly fine incinerator system. I am not totally sure, but that may be a little bit more expensive than taking it to Kings Lynn and burning it. Get on and build it before we are totally buried in landfill

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    DaveG

    Monday, January 27, 2014

  • Interesting that "Sweet Cheeks" say's that she would not deal with a company with a history like CW, Isn't that exactly what your friends Daubney and Long have done, several commentators to this paper have pointed out the shortcomings with Duratrust and Material Works, whilst the idea may prove sound it's a pity that the company dose not match up.

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    Norfolcia

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Norfolk County Council should now be allowed to get on and complete this project without any further unhelpful interference by MPs.

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    blue tractor

    Monday, January 27, 2014

  • Raj. My friend what do you mean? Where are the supporters? Why didnt they write to NCC or the inspector or Mr Pickles or their MP or Caroline Spelman or Owen Paterson and why dont they write to the letters page of the EDP?

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    Canary Boy

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • Raj. Shame only two incinerator supporters could be bothered to turn up at the Public Inquiry. CW was very disappointed. This week one of the supporters who attended the inquiry is trying to convince the World there is mass support for a burner but I uncertain what planet. We will give him benefit of the doubt concede there are three supporters.

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    Alan Allan

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • Well you would agree, wouldn't you? Seeing as you logged in as them and wrote those two pieces?

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    Jeffs Wet Lettuce

    Friday, January 31, 2014

  • "V", what's in it for Bellingham and Truss. If either of them so much as falters in their continued opposition to the incinerator, then at the next election the other candidates will haul them up for it. And the electorate will look elsewhere. Even if national government paid the running costs for a decade upfront and the chimney was extended to Cromer, they couldnt be seen to support it.

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    G_of_Norwich

    Monday, January 27, 2014

  • It's not just planning its viability and it fails on all accounts

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    Sweet cheeks

    Monday, January 27, 2014

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