In a shock move, the council have granted planning permission to Viridor's second application for an incinerator in Splott. This is in spite of the fact that the new application is almost identical to the first application which was denied by the council. This was an unwelcome surprise as Cardiff Friends of the Earth had phoned the council prior to the planning meeting and been told that Viridor's application would not be heard; not only was it then heard, but also granted. We are furious about this and have been looking into all available channels to stop this over-sized incinerator from going ahead.
In order to operate their giant burner in Splott, Viridor need an Environmental Permit which are issued by the Environment Agency.
A public information drop-in session will be held at the STAR Leisure Centre, Splott Road, between 2.00pm and 7.00pm on Friday 30th July 2010.
The public information session will give people the opportunity to view the Environment Agency's draft decision as to whether to grant an environmental permit or not. Environment Agency officers will be able available to talk generally about the scheme and to discuss the proposed draft decision. I am led to believe that the actual draft decison should be posted to the EA website on Monday 26th July, and at that time, folk can access the draft decision documents ahead of the Star centre session.
Please attend and let the Environment Agency know the strength of feeling against the proposed incinerator.
For more information on the incinerator campaign, please see: http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/listing/1