MP Toby Perkins calls on Chesterfield politicians to unite ahead of Incinerator decision

MP Toby Perkins calls on Chesterfield politicians to unite ahead of Incinerator decision

On Tuesday 19th October at 1pm, Derbyshire County Council will decide at a public meeting whether to allow Cyclamax to build a hazardous waste incinerator on Dunston Road. Labour Member of Parliament for Chesterfield, Toby Perkins, has called on Chesterfield politicians of all parties to unite to help defeat plans to burn thousands of tonnes of hazardous, commercial waste near the heart of Chesterfield.

Mr. Perkins will be joining the campaign group Chesterfield Against Incineration in speaking at the showdown meeting at County Hall, Matlock. The campaign has been fought over three years after the plans were announced to build the incinerator. Serious concerns have been raised about the safety issues related to burning potentially harmful waste in a highly populated area within reach of schools and thousands of homes. The MP has stressed the importance of putting party politics to one side to fight for the good of the entire Chesterfield community.

Mr. Perkins said:-

“After so much hard work and dedication from all involved, the big day is here. The plans could damage health and hit jobs with local firms threatening to leave the area if the plans are approved. I am calling on everyone in Chesterfield to unite behind the same cause. I don’t know of a single Labour, Tory or Lib Dem councilor in Chesterfield and surrounding areas who is in favour of the Dunston Incinerator plans. It is vitally important that they realize now is the time to act to defeat this blueprint. It will require the broad support of everyone if we are to be successful in standing up for the people of Chesterfield”.

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