Bin the Incinerator Campaign update
from David Wright, Chair Keep Test Valley Beautiful Steering Committee
Over 5500 objections were sent to Wheelabrator during the recent consultation phase which closed on 12 December. This is a very significant number. The letters include heartfelt pleas from our school children, pages of forensically argued rebuttals and everything in between.
Test Valley Borough Council have rejected the adequacy of Wheelabrator’s consultation in the strongest possible terms. Hampshire County Council, while not quite as emphatic, have nevertheless made it very clear in their report that there are many areas where more information and research is required.
Our own professional team have provided a damming report on the adequacy of the consultation, as well as pointing out the many flaws in the concept and proposals themselves. A copy of the report, and the reports from TVBC, HCC and other local councils and organisations, can be found on our website at bintheincincerator.co.uk.
There is a long way to go. If you would like to help further in this campaign, please register on our website. This will allow us to send you updating emails and requests for help. Due to data protection regulations if you do not do this, we will not be able to contact you.
We are hoping for the best, but we are preparing for the worst. We are developing our plans and strategy to continue the fight. Our professional planning experts are ready for the examination phase and we are already talking to our MPs about how best to continue the political pressure. The ball now is firmly in Wheelabrator’s court and we await their next step.