City council calls for massive protest letter against waste incinerator

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WESTBURY City Council is urging residents to protest the proposed waste incinerator by writing to the Planning Inspector.

The council has created three letter formats that residents can download and send to the planning inspector, who is due to make a final decision on the controversial incinerator plans in November.

City Council leaflets began being distributed to all households in Westbury to help explain the incinerator case in full and to ask residents to submit their comments. The letters can also be found on the City Council’s website here: www.westburytowncouncil.gov.uk/dept/incinerator/

August 23 deadline

Residents can choose from the three sample letters, but there are also key themes in the flyer that can be used if you want to write your own worded letter. All letters and emails must be received by the case manager by August 23.

The city council said: “The Town Planning Inspectorate will hold a public inquiry into this application in November 2022. Public opinion is important and will be taken into account during this inquiry, so we have one last opportunity to let it be known. to the town planning inspector what we think of this proposal. .

Ask for support

“We are once again asking for the support of our residents – this time encouraging as many residents as possible to write to the Town Planning Inspector expressing their views on this incinerator project, no later than 23 August 2022.

“Westbury City Council fought against a planning application to build this incinerator capable of handling 430,000 tonnes of waste and adding at least 80 extra HGV movements along all major roads into Westbury , via many neighboring towns and parishes.

“With an expected operational life of 25 years, if approved this incinerator will add another 25 years of pollution which will not only impact Westbury, it will impact a much larger area.

230,000 tonnes of CO2

“Not only will the building where the waste is treated be huge and tower over the surrounding countryside, but the chimney built to disperse the emissions is so tall it will be seen for miles spitting out 230,000 tonnes of CO2 and a myriad of other products. chemicals and pollutants that will drift with the direction of the wind before eventually finding a place to settle several miles from the source, adding to the added pollution from additional vehicles on our already congested roads.Who knows where these particles will settle? »

All written submissions should be sent to: Alison Dyson, The Planning Inspectorate, Room 3c, Temple Quay House, 2 The Square, Bristol. BS1 6PN

Email responses to: [email protected]