MVV Umwelt held an exhibition in Plymouth on Monday 8 February (at Ernesettle) and on Tuesday 9 February (near Devonport Dockyard) to display their plans for their two proposals for incineration in Plymouth. Notification was by an ad in the local paper on the previous Wednesday; despite this there was a very good turnout by Ernesettle residents on Monday, who made their feelings known with a range of very pertinent questions, leaving MVV Umwelt in no doubt that they would face a fight.

The Devonport site is attracting less opposition as it has come into the picture late in the day, but residents are starting to come together as they realise the implications.

Stuart and I had been to Ivybridge to hear Paul Connett’s inspiring presentation on 3 February and we were delighted to see Neil Tugwell of the Ivybridge anti-incinerator campaign at Ernesettle.

According to Ricky Knight, a Barnstaple town councillor and member of Devon Residents Against Incinerators (DRAIN):

Devon County Council have ‘mothballed’ plans to build an incinerator at Seven Brethren Bank, Barnstaple.

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LetsRecycle is reporting that the number of bidders for the South West Devon Waste Partnership’s £800 million PFI-funded waste contract has been reduced to three: MVV Umwelt, SITA UK and Viridor. Continue reading »

Ernesettle waste incinerator plan dropped

STIFLE campaigners have welcomed the news that a plan for an incinerator at Ernesettle had been dropped. STIFLE’s Geraldine Lane has vowed to fight on to prevent a second scheme from seeing the light of day.

On Saturday 7th November 2009, the Plymouth Herald reported:

Yesterday the number of bids to build a plant to handle waste from Plymouth, Torbay and South Devon was narrowed down from five to four. The scheme is worth about £800million over 25 years.

The South West Devon Waste Partnership announced that the company Sita had decided in advance of the latest shortlisting to withdraw its bid for Ernesettle and focus on proposals for South Yard at Devonport.

Geraldine is quoted as saying:

STIFLE is pleased to see that Sita has withdrawn its proposal for the Ernesettle site, but is obviously disappointed that the waste partnership has retained the option with MVV Umwelt for incineration on this greenfield location.

The STIFLE campaign will continue and we will be preparing evidence for the public enquiry that we feel will inevitably follow any final decision to use the Ernesettle site.

The waste partnership, which includes Plymouth City Council, has selected four schemes to put forward more detailed plans. The schemes so far developed will be on display at a series of roadshows beginning next week.

The bidders will develop their proposals further before being assessed again next summer and shortlisted to two bidders. Final tenders will be invited late next year and the contract will be awarded in 2011.

Once the bidder and their proposal are selected, they will put forward a detailed planning application, when the public will be able to comment.

UKWIN has received the following unsettling news from our friends in Ernesettle:

The South West Devon Waste Partnership (SWDWP) announced yesterday that it had chosen three waste companies – MVV Umwelt, SITA UK and Viridor – to put forward more detailed plans. Continue reading »

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. Continue reading »

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