Council is set to reject plans for UBB incinerator
DISTRICT councillors were set to add to protests about the controversial proposals for an incinerator at Javelin Park last night.
The development control committee of Stroud District Council was being advised to object Urbaser Balfour Beatty's planned residual waste treatment plant in Haresfield.
Top of a list of seven concerns from strategic head of development services Barry Wyatt was the incinerator should not be discussed until Gloucestershire County Council's waste core strategy is finalised.
He also felt the burner would adversely affect the landscape and the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
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But UBB says wants to take some heat out of the argument.
Its spokeswoman Julie Fourcade said the UK still relied on landfill to deal with waste left after reducing, reusing and recycling.
She said: "We know there are concerns over a facility in Gloucestershire but we believe much of the information being promoted in the county is wrong and designed to scare people.
"For example, the misinformation over health impacts which are erroneous. There are energy from waste facilities already operating in the UK and 350 plants throughout Europe which have been operating for years with no health impacts."
Ms Fourcade added: "More than this, communities throughout Europe are reaping the rewards of effective and local waste management, secure employment and increasing their ability to use the heat from the plant to heat homes and businesses cheaply and sustainably."
â Campaigners from Gloucestershire Vale Against Incineration will hold the latest in a series of public information meetings at Nailsworth Town Hall at 7.30pm on December 4.