Stop The Incinerator Fouling Land at Ernesettle (STIFLE) is based in Plymouth.

Stop The Incinerator Fouling Land at Ernesettle

Stop The Incinerator Fouling Land at Ernesettle

STIFLE’s first public meeting will be held on Saturday 24 January 2009 at 10.00 am at the Parkway Social Club, Ernesettle Lane, Higher Saint Budeaux, Plymouth, PL5 2EY.

The Plymouth Devonport MP, Alison Seabeck, will be present and the local ward councillors have also been invited.

There is a map on the STIFLE website.

Devon Waste Partnership have been granted funding by DEFRA to proceed with plans to secure a bidder for a waste management scheme for Plymouth, Torbay and South Devon. A Government inspector has accepted Plymouth City Council’s plan to offer land it owns at Ernesettle on the banks of the River Tamar as a suitable site for an incinerator.

Residents on both the Plymouth and Cornish sides of the River Tamar are united in their total opposition to this scheme for many reasons. Visit the STIFLE website to learn more.

2 Responses to “STIFLE’s first public meeting”

  1. It has just been confirmed that Colin Breed MP for South East Cornwall will also be present at the STIFLE public meeting on Saturday 24 January 2009.

  2. STIFLE (Stop The Incinerator Fouling Land at Ernesettle), Plymouth, held a very successful public meeting on 24 January 2009 at the Parkway Public House overlooking the beautiful greenfield site in the Tamar Valley which has been selected by Plymouth as a potential incinerator site.

    Approximately 300 residents from both sides of the River Tamar packed the hall to hear a presentation by Stuart Lane, a local resident and lecturer in the Science Faculty of the University of Plymouth. The presentation raised serious concerns over the site selection process, the suitability of the site and the choice of an incinerator as a waste management solution. The MPs for Devonport, Alison Seabeck, and South East Cornwall, Colin Breed, expressed their outrage at the choice of this site and promised cross-border and cross-party cooperation to fight the plan.
    Mark Turner, of the South West Devon Waste Partnership (a triumvirate of the three local authority areas involved – Plymouth City, Torbay and South Devon), was challenged on a number of issues and agreed that better consultation was needed.

    The BBC and ITV evening regional news programmes covered the meeting – there has been disbelief and anger expressed by people living in other parts of the region who had been unaware of the actual location before seeing the television reports.

    Local and regional newspapers also had good coverage which prompted considerable on-line comment, as did local radio stations. See thisisplymouth – links to further media coverage can be found at http://www.ernesettle.org.uk

    There is a petition on the 10 Downing Street website at http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/Ernesettle/ – signatures would be appreciated.

    We also have a Facebook site at S.T.I.F.L.E. which has attracted 350 + members in three weeks and is a very good way of keeping in touch with all those interested parties.

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