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Environment Bill may stop incinerator contract

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The Prosiect Gwyrdd contract to burn waste in Viridor’s Cardiff incinerator may be stopped by the Environment Bill. The council was due to be sign an expensive 25-year contract with Viridor at the end of September, but it is threatened by the draft Bill which was published on 23rd October.

Desision on incinerator planning enforcement postponed

Chimney belching smoke

Photo: Chris Brown, Cardiff Friends of the Earth

At the Planning committee yesterday all three councillors for Splott – Gretta Marshall, Huw Thomas, and Luke Holland – said that they believed enforcement action should be taken to stop Viridor’s unauthorised building of the Cardiff incinerator.

Who is in charge of planning in Cardiff?

Chimney belching smoke

Photo: Chris Brown, Cardiff Friends of the Earth

Are the elected councillors in charge of planning in Cardiff or Viridor?

Viridor started building their incinerator in August 2012 without having met all the planning conditions set by Cardiff Council.

Stop Cardiff Council dropping incinerator planning conditions

Chimney belching smoke

Photo: Chris Brown, Cardiff Friends of the Earth

Viridor want Cardiff Council to discharge almost all of the conditions on the incinerator even though they haven't complied with them.

Cardiff Council imposed a number of planning conditions on Viridor when they gave planning permission for the incinerator in 2010. These include:

Incinerator planning decision delayed

Chimney with smoke coming out of it.

Photo: Chris Brown, Cardiff Friends of the Earth

Cardiff Council have withdrawn Viridor's application for discharging planning preconditions on the Cardiff incinerator from both the August and September planning meetings.

Cardiff Against the Incinerator (CATI) have submitted evidence backing up their claims that:

Ditch the Cardiff waste incinerator

Chimney belching smoke 

Photo: Cardiff Friends of the Earth

The Ombudsman decided that the previous Cardiff council administration was guilty of maladministration because they failed to consult Cardiff people properly on the Cardiff incinerator planning application.

Object to Cardiff incinerator planning conditions

Chimney belching smoke

Photo: Cardiff Friends of the Earth

Viridor's Cardiff incinerator development has now reached a critical stage. Pressure from Cardiff Against the Incinerator has forced Cardiff Council to comply with planning law by consulting local residents on the planning conditions.

You must respond to the consultation by 12 August 2012.

Stop Cardiff Council rubbish estimates

Cardiff recycling lorry

Photo: Chris Brown, Cardiff Friends of the Earth

Incinerator plans a load of rubbish

 Anti-incinerator protestors outside the National Assembly of Wales building

The protest against incineration at the Welsh Assembly Photo: Chris Brown, Cardiff Friends of the Earth

Campaigners from Cardiff, Merthyr Tydfil and Newport protested today at the National Assembly of Wales today against Welsh Government sponsored incineration schemes. This comes against a background of council incompetence and incinerator bids collapsing.

Assembly anti-incinerator lobby

Incinerator chimney belching smoke

Cardiff Against the Incinerator, Stop Newport Incinerator Campaign, and United Valleys Action Group would like you to tell your AM face-to-face that you don't want incinerators in Wales.

We are holding a mass rally at the National Assembly building in Cardiff Bay on 15 November 2011 at 12 pm and you will be able to voice your concerns about the proposals to build incinerators to your AM.

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