The BBC has reported that a month long consultation begins today (7th April, 2009) on plans to issue an operating permit for a waste-burning incinerator at Saltend.
The Waste Recycling Group Ltd already has planning permission to build an incinerator but has now re-submitted an application for a permit to operate the facility.
In its press release the Environment Agency states that the permit will ensure that the plant operates without causing significant harm to the environment and human health.
The consultation period will last until Thursday, 7 May 2009, allowing people to give their views on the draft permit and explanatory decision document.
A ‘drop-in’ session has been called for THURSDAY 16th APRIL , 2009 at the Haven Arms, Havenside, off Sheriff Highway, Hedon, HU12 8HH from 3pm until 8pm. Residents are welcome to call in at any time between those times to discuss the draft permit with Environment Agency officers.
HOTI – Hull & Holderness Opposing the Incinerator – is a campaigning group set up in 2005 to oppose the new facility on health, safety and environmental concerns. The group’s supporters of all political shades will no doubt let their voices be heard during the current consultation.
The draft decision, draft permit and original application documents can be viewed at Hedon Library, St Augustine Gate, Hedon, Hull, HU12 8EX during opening hours.
Original source: BBC Look North
Other information: Hull Mail New Fight Against Incinerator