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PAIN submission to Essex D&R Committee

PAIN has put together a report, setting out a rational argument against the IWMF. Included is background information on the facility for the D&R councillors who are unfamiliar with its long history, quoted planning policy, the material objections and also the inadequacies of the application. It is expected that an announcement will be made soon Read more about PAIN submission to Essex D&R Committee[…]

Template letter: requesting the incinerator to be called in

Many supporters of our campaign will know that an application for an incinerator planned for Hoddesdon has recently been called in. Many of the reasons for this also apply to the Rivenhall incinerator so we have drafted a letter that anyone can sign, add their address to and post or email to the National Planning Casework Unit. Read more about Template letter: requesting the incinerator to be called in[…]

Priti Patel MP chairs packed meeting on Rivenhall incinerator

On Friday 12 January, Witham MP Priti Patel chaired a public meeting for the community to find out more about the incinerator being built in the heart of Essex. More than 140 people turned out for the meeting and expressed concerns that a facility would be approved by Essex County Council that was only agreed Read more about Priti Patel MP chairs packed meeting on Rivenhall incinerator[…]

Priti Patel MP to lead public meeting

On Friday 12 January, Priti Patel will lead a public meeting hosted by PAIN (Parishes Against  Incinerator) on the Rivenhall incinerator, helping to inform residents about the impact it will have on the surrounding area. As there has been no community engagement from the applicants, many residents of Witham will know very little about the Read more about Priti Patel MP to lead public meeting[…]

Guardian: UK government ’10 years late’ on air quality targets

The Guardian recently published an article on a report from the National Audit Office, which found that the UK will not meet EU targets on air quality until 2021. The report from the NAO highlights evidence on the health impact of air pollution published by the Royal College of Physicians, which we have featured elsewhere Read more about Guardian: UK government ’10 years late’ on air quality targets[…]

Gent Fairhead continues to ignore communities

Gent Fairhead has refused to engage with the public on its latest applications regarding the incinerator at Rivenhall (the ‘IWMF’). Essex County Council published a scoping report stating that public engagement was needed, but despite this, Gent Fairhead is remaining silent. The Braintree and Witham Times reported on a public meeting organised to try and Read more about Gent Fairhead continues to ignore communities[…]