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Inquiry hears King’s Lynn incinerator would not damage common

PUBLISHED: 17:59 13 March 2013 | UPDATED: 17:59 13 March 2013

The proposed Incinerator site at Saddlebow, King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt

The proposed Incinerator site at Saddlebow, King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt

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A proposed incinerator would not have a significant impact on on the local ecology an expert has told the public inquiry.

Speaking at the public inquiry into plans for a waste facility at Saddlebow Karen Colebourn said: “I have concluded that there is no nature conservation related justification for the proposals to be refused.”

The effect of an incinerator at the proposed site, off Willow Road, on near-by areas of conservational interest.

Roydon Common and Dersingham Bog have been highlighted as areas which could be affected by emissions from the facility.

However Ms Colebourn, giving evidence on behalf of Cory-Wheelabrator, has argued that this is not the case.

“The proposal is not likely to lead to a significant effect upon Roydon Common either alone or in combination with other plans and projects.

“The features of interest have survived periods of much higher air pollution than we have now.”

Ms Colebourn said that she belived her assessment had been overly cautious in its method and that she still had found no significant problems.

The inquiry continues today at the Proffessional Development Centre on Kilham’s Way.

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