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MP and campaigners celebrate as Incinerator plans are dismissed

MP and campaigners celebrate as Incinerator plans are dismissed

Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins celebrated  with delighted residents, businesses and campaigners this evening as Derbyshire County Council rejected plans for a waste incinerator plant on Dunston Road, Chesterfield. Toby Perkins, Labour Member of Parliament for Chesterfield, hailed the ‘Chesterfield Against Incineration’ campaign group as the DCC Planning Committee voted overwhelmingly to dismiss the multi-million pound development.

The campaign group headed by local residents Julie Harrington and Karon Glynn were supported by Mr. Perkins and local councillors at County Hall, Matlock where the Planning Committee gave its decision.  With the meeting room packed to the rafters, Mr. Perkins condemned the Case Officer’s decision to recommend approval for the development on environmental and economic grounds. Despite Cyclamax having the option of appealing the decision, this has been seen as a major victory for those concerned about the impact the incinerator may have on health, local businesses and the environment.

Speaking after hearing the decision Mr. Perkins said:-

“I am delighted that all the hard work of Julie, Karon, Richard and all those who feared for the health and prosperity of their local community has finally paid off. In the end the evidence in support of rejecting the application was overwhelming. Cyclamax may well decide to appeal this decision, but this is a fantastic example of local champions fighting for what they believe in and succeeding. This decision is good for local residents, good for the economy, and good for Chesterfield”.

3 Responses to “MP and campaigners celebrate as Incinerator plans are dismissed”

  1. Jeanette Moore says:

    Fantastic news well done and thank you for our childrens and grandchildrens future !!! This has been a worry for a long time.

  2. Chris says:

    This is excellent news. Thank you for all your hard work and support for the campaign.

    Chesterfield needs jobs but not at the expense of it’s citizens health and wellbeing.

  3. John Gower says:

    COTEP is very pleased with this result considering the risks to health that this process can cause. What I am disappointed is with the lack of support from MPs on the Avenue remediation scheme where the desorption process has more health risk issues than gasification and the levels of hazardous materials on the site are in some cases thousands of times over the safety threshold. The public have been persuaded on the safety of the desorption process by EMDA, yet there is no evidence to support this and there are no verifications from medical experts. COTEP will continue to remind the public of the health risks with or without the support of other parties and will continue to support other groups wherever they are situated to stop processes like incineration, gasification and desorption unless proof of safety can be provided by independant medical specialists.



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