Upbeat mood on incinerator challenge

Campaigners opposed to the King's Lynn incinerator scheme are confident of a legal challenge against it succeeding.

They have written to the high court requesting a judicial review and have appointed James Segan from law firm Richard Buxton Environmental and Public Law to represent them.

At a public meeting held at Lynn-sport, in Lynn, on Friday night leading campaigner Richard Burton described Mr Segan as a young man who was going places and added: 'We can win and stop this from going ahead.'

At the campaign meeting, attended by more than 200 people, Mr Burton said he planned to challenge the Norfolk County Council cabinet decision to award Cory Wheelabrator a contract and the scrutiny comm-ittee's vote to uphold that decision.

Brian Long, deputy leader of Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council, said: 'I urge people to write to County Hall during this consultation, but it's also vitally important to write to environment secretary Caroline Spelman to show there is no public support for this incinerator. Her email address is on her website, and if you can fill her inbox with your views that will really help our case.'

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Six weeks of public consultations on the planned incinerator begin on Wednesday and run until August 3.

Mr Burton said: 'It's still vitally important you put in your objections. If they are overlooked by the county council they will be seen by a judge at a later stage.'

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Opponents of the proposals are concerned about the health risks an incinerator might pose to the public.

Cory Wheelabrator insists no significant effects would be caused by emissions.

To see the proposals and take part in the consultations visit www.norfolk.gov.uk

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