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Incinerator could be reduced in height to 36 metres, planning inquiry hears

By citizenmike  |  Posted: January 23, 2014

Gloucestershire incinerator plans

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Incinerator plans for Javelin Park, near junction 12 of the M5, could be modified to reduce the size of the burner to 36 metres in height.

David Elvin QC, barrister for Gloucestershire County Council, who are defending their decision to refuse the plans by Urbaser Balfour Beatty, made the claim at a planning inquiry on Tuesday.

Diana Shirley, from campaign group GlosAIN, said: “Mr Elvin spent time on referring to the scale and design. By using examples of other energy from waste sites in the UK, Mr Elvin demonstrated that it should be possible to reduce the size of the building to around 36 metres without the need to sink it into the ground therefore indicating that Urbaser Balfour Beatty had not attempted to mitigate the size of the building.”

The comments came as the inquiry continues to rumble on, with a report expected in March by planning inspector Brian Cook.

Mr Cook’s recommendations will then go before Eric Pickles, secretary of state for communities, who will have the final say on whether to allow the burner.

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  • JemmyWood  |  January 24 2014, 1:45PM

    Not a bad idea Lecorche... but where to put it? Mmmmmmmm..........How about up in Minchinhampton? That would tick all boxes nicely I think. Elevated position - so no water table issues, Lots of available space up there - So it can sprawl out as much as necessary, Lots of trees to hide it - so not an eyesore, central localtion, (with a small upgrade to roads) - easy access from M5, A433 and A46, It would bring much needed jobs to a rural location - so that would please the country alliance, as well as local businesses. Yes, I think Minchinhampton is the best location... why wasn't it identified sooner? Another side bonus to this, would be that the main protagonist would be able to view his marvelous erection each morning from his window belching out fairy dust and emmiting the sweet smell of roses (if you believe the published hype).

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  • Lecorche  |  January 24 2014, 10:18AM

    How about they alter it slightly? Say,into a properly constructed landfill site with a recycling facility. Then we won't get instant climate changing gases that burning stuff that GCC can't be bothered to recycle will produce. It might also be wise to move it to a higher location just in case the present water table,as seen on the Somerset levels,move here. Any suggestions as to a more fitting location,anyone?

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  • JemmyWood  |  January 24 2014, 7:26AM

    So UBB decided to just plainly ignore planning advice and run roughshod over it to build what they want, no doubt ably assisited by The Burning Brothers Waddington and Hawthorne. How about reducing it down to 0 feet by not actually building it in the first place? I may write a letter to Gloucester MP Dick Graham about this...... whats the point though, he's an ineffectual MP and a tory who is no doubt following the Burning Brother edict.... so it would be a waste of my timer and effort.

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