Viridor submits a second Cardiff incinerator application

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Viridor Waste Management have submitted a second planning application for a large incinerator or “energy from waste facility” in Cardiff. This application is almost identical to the first one which was rejected by Cardiff Council. The proposed Viridor incinerator would be at Glass Avenue, Trident Park in Splott, between Ocean Way and the docks. It would burn 350,000 tonnes of waste a year.

Viridor appeals against rejection of first Cardiff incinerator application

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Cardiff County Council's planning committee rejected Viridor's first application for a huge, polluting and wasteful incinerator at Trident Park, Glass Avenue, Splott in June 2009. The reason the planning committee gave was that waste would be brought to be burnt in the incinerator from outside the local area.

No to waste incinerator for Cardiff

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Waste company Viridor has announced plans to build a massive incinerator in Cardiff Bay to dispose of our rubbish.

If built, it would:

  • be capable of burning three times as much rubbish as Cardiff sends to landfill sites every year
  • take waste from across south Wales
  • discourage more efforts to increase recycling and composting

Cardiff Friends of the Earth says

Anti-incinerator protest at March planning meeting

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Anti-incinerator protest

Members of Cardiff Friends of the Earth are inviting people to join them and other local residents in a demonstration outside Cardiff City Hall at 1.30 pm on Wednesday 11 March 2009, as the council's planning committee decides on proposals for a large waste incinerator in the city.

Objection to Cardiff incinerator planning application submitted

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Cardiff Friends of the Earth have submitted an objection to Viridor's planning application to Cardiff County Council Planning Department.

The objection, compiled for Cardiff Friends of the Earth by the South East Wales Friends of the Earth Waste Group, objects to the planning application on the following grounds:

Not just Cardiff Communities

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It is not just Cardiff, or even just South Wales, communities that will be adversely affected by the incinerator if Viridor's planning application is approved – communities in Cheltenham are concerned about the impact of the toxic fly ash from the Cardiff incinerator which will be dumped within 0.5km of some homes.

Green Santa delivers Christmas message from residents

Green Santa delivers message

Haf Elgar (Friends of the Earth Cymru), Councillor Gavin Cox, Heather Webber, Anne Greagsby (Green Santa), Adam Johannes, Jenni Swettenham, Colin Robinson, Julian Rosser, Councillor Martin Holland. Photo: Chris Brown, Cardiff Friends of the Earth.

256 HGV's needed every day to feed incinerator!

Incinerator chimney belching smoke

Photo: Chris Brown, Cardiff Friends pf the Earth

Viridor have admitted that in order to fill their 350,000 tonnes per year incinerator with rubbish will require an extra 256 waste lorries every day.

This is a 3 per cent increase in traffic congestion and pollution for Cardiff residents as the lorries bring in rubbish from all over south Wales to the site on Ocean Way.

Fete of the Earth 2008


Our stall at the Fete of the Earth. Photo: Heather Webber, Cardiff Friends of the Earth

On Saturday 7th June, Cardiff Friends of the Earth ran a stall at the annual Fete of the Earth which was held in the Friary. Fete of the Earth is an environmental street festival organised by Cardiff Sustainable Education Network aimed at raising awareness of sustainability and how to combat climate change.

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