In a recent article, entitled Incinerator row is coming to a head, The Eastbourne Herald reports that the Liberal Democrat MP for Seaford, Norman Baker, received confirmation that East Sussex County Council failed to consult the Treasury before deciding to award a five-year extension to Veolia without inviting rival bids. Continue reading »

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It is being reported (in the Eastbourne Herald and the Hastings Observer) that Seaford MP Norman Baker has written to the auditor of East Sussex County Council’s accounts, demanding a formal investigation is launched into the way in which the contract for the controversial incinerator at Newhaven has been handled.
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People concerned about the imminent threat of Climate Change will be seeking to whip up support in opposing the Newhaven incinerator plant by taking to the streets in a nine-day movement of people across the south coast towards the Climate Camp 2008 protest site. Continue reading »

The Environment Agency (EA) is inviting comments on Veolia’s proposed Newhaven Incinerator permit application. The EA is planning to re-issue a Pollution Prevention and Control (PPC) Permit to Veolia South Downs Ltd for its proposed incinerator at Newhaven. People have until 20th August to send their comments to the Environment Agency. The EA is obliged to consider all comments before making their decision. Continue reading »

According to a BBC News report: “A group of protesters have occupied the site of a proposed incinerator in Newhaven, East Sussex”. The article continues: “Police said six people gained access to the land on Tuesday morning, and some climbed a crane.” UKWIN awaits further information about today’s protest and High Court ruling.

Indymedia UK
, a network of individuals, independent and alternative media activists and organisations, “offering grassroots, non-corporate, non-commercial coverage of important social and political issues”, has also published a report on the latest developments. Their article, entitled Activists squat Newhaven incinerator site in protest explains that “Stop Incineration Now!” protesters are demonstrating “their fury now that construction [site clearance] on the highly controversial incinerator plant has begun”. Continue reading »

Plans to build an incinerator in Newhaven, East Sussex, will be put under the legal spotlight on Monday (21 July 2008) after the High Court granted an urgent hearing for a case filed by Lewes District Friends of the Earth.

The local Friends of the Earth group has applied for a judicial review because the planning committee which considered the proposal for the incinerator ignored long term regional recycling targets. Judicial review is the court procedure used to challenge the lawfulness of public authority decisions. Continue reading »

There will be a Judicial Review aimed at quashing the Incinerator Planning permission at the Royal Courts of Justice on the 21st and 22nd of July starting at 10:30 am on Monday the 21st. The actual courtroom will be sign posted.

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November 2007: Nicola Day + DOVE’s Judicial Review of EA’s permission for Veolia to operate proposed incinerator quashed. The EA and Veolia say they did not properly explain the information about carbon emissions. Application not yet, as far as I am aware, resubmitted. Continue reading »

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