The Secretary of State, Hazel Blears, is understood to have written to Nottinghamshire County Council informing them of the decision to call in Veolia’s application for a 200,000 tonne per annum waste incinerator at Rainworth, near Mansfield, Nottinghamshire.
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Veolia failed in their bid for a landfill site at Rock Common, West Sussex, and they were caught out withholding environmental information in Nottinghamshire. Continue reading »

Local campaigners have been taken aback by the Secretary of State’s decision to allow Waste Recycling Group (WRG) to construct a 3rd line at the Nottingham incinerator. The ageing and ailing Eastcroft burner would, if this plan goes ahead, increase its capacity by 100,000 tonnes per year, to 260,000 tonnes. Continue reading »

Government Office issues holding order, preventing Nottinghamshire County Council from granting planning permission to Veolia’s Sherwood Forest (Rainworth) incinerator application. Continue reading »

On Friday 9th January 2009 Nottinghamshire County Council’s Planning Committee voted 10 to 1 not to object to Veolia’s planning application for a Sherwood Forest incinerator. PAIN is joined by Sherwood MP Paddy Tipping and Newark and Sherwood District Council in requesting that Government Office for the East Midlands (GOEM) calls in this ‘decision’ and sets up a public inquiry. Continue reading »

People Against Incineration (PAIN), the Rainworth (Sherwood Forest) based campaign group is pleased to announce:

The planning decision went our way big time, with Newark & Sherwood District Council not only objecting, but saying that if Nottinghamshire County Council approves Veolia’s incinerator application they (the District Council) would ask for a public inquiry, and if the Secretary of State doesn’t grant a public inquiry, Newark & Sherwood District Council would take advice on a legal challenge (judicial review)

See the BBC live news report

See another video interview and some local newspaper photographs

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People Against Incineration (PAIN) are organising two anti-incineration protest demonstrations to take place on Tuesday 9th December 2008 to correspond with Newark & Sherwood District Council’s Planning Committee meeting where the Council’s incinerator consultation response will be decided.

PAIN is putting out the call to all anti-incineration campaigners to join the peaceful fun in Sherwood Forest, with a morning protest during the Planning Committee’s site visit to the Old Rufford Colliery Car Park, Rainworth (9 – 10 am), followed by an afternoon demonstration at the Newark & Sherwood District Council offices at Kelham Hall (protest from 3 – 4 pm, incinerator application to be considered 4 – 6 pm), and hopefully evening celebrations!

A meeting will be held by PAIN on Thursday 4th December, from 7:30 pm in the Phoenix Suite at Rainworth Village Hall, Kirklington Road to discuss plans for the protest demonstrations.

Campaign organiser Linda Tift says:

We know it’s a difficult time of the year with much to do and many commitments to meet, but this is the moment we have all been worked towards for the last 3 years. Time spent making our voices heard now will be an investment in the future for both us and our families. Bring your kids. This is a lesson in democracy and the power of the people they will never learn so well in school! Bring your granny, your neighbours, the window cleaner and the plumber…

For further details, requests for transport or offers of support, please contact Linda Tift on (01623) 796336

Responses to some of the questions about incinerator proposals that were put to waste company Veolia by Nottinghamshire County Council Planning Officers months ago have now been made available for public comment by 20th October. Local campaigners have criticised the document as misleading, incomplete and wholly unconvincing. People Against Incineration (PAIN) have also expressed alarm over the County’s growing dependence on Veolia, raising the question of how the County would deal with threats from Veolia to walk away and leave local authorities with no waste infrastructure. Continue reading »

In addition to reading the updates (below) and visiting the various campaign group websites, you might also like to view the brief BBC Look East video clip on incineration and read the UKWIN coverage on Lets Recycle. I trust you all caught the BBC’s One O’Clock News on Thursday…UKWIN is about 1 minute and 35 seconds in…

Brief updates about current UK anti-incineration campaigns.

If your campaign news is not included, please contact the UKWIN Coordinator with your update! Continue reading »

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