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Put King's Lynn incinerator on hold, Norfolk County Council conservatives warned

PUBLISHED: 15:04 04 March 2011 | UPDATED: 17:05 04 March 2011

Anti-incinerator poster in King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt.

Anti-incinerator poster in King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt.

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Conservatives on Norfolk County Council were today urged to put plans for an incinerator on hold while they consider alternatives.

It comes after a poll carried out by West Norfolk council showed more than 90pc of people in the area were against the proposals.

On Monday, the county council’s cabinet will decide whether to give Cory Wheelabrator the 25-year contract to build and run the plant at Saddlebow, near King’s Lynn.

At a meeting of the council’s ruling conservative group today, North West Norfolk MP Henry Bellingham warned them to heed the strength of public opinion against the plan.

“If it gets ignored, conservatives in Norfolk could be staring into a very big abyss,” he said.

“What they’re going to have to think about over the weekend is the whole question of trust.”

For full story, see tomorrow’s EDP.

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