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County Hall Wednesday 24th Sept – 1pm. Please join us.

We are now counting down to D-Day for the Allerton Park incinerator on Wednesday 24 September at 2pm. The full council of NYCC will debate whether to give final approval to the scheme. Can you join us at County Hall … Continue reading

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Down but not out

You may already have heard – thanks to the speed with which the media moves – that our judicial review has been unsuccessful. This is clearly a very disappointing outcome for all of us who have supported the campaign opposing … Continue reading

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Bad news but by no means the end of the road

Against our strong evidence and petitioning, the government minister, Nick Boles has decided not to call-in the incinerator application for a planning inquiry. Please take a look at this “breaking news” article from the Northern Echo. There will be something … Continue reading

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August Newsletter

Important – Minerals and Waste Development Framework Consultation Please, please complete the consultation document. It’s important that your decision makers know what you think (along with the other 10,000 people who signed our petitions). NYCC is currently undertaking a consultation … Continue reading

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PFI found to cost the taxpayer 1.7x times direct funding.

Source: www.parliment.uk A recent treasury select committee investigating PFI has found that the price of financing projects and repaying investments is higher with a PFI than if the government financed projects itself. The committee stated that government departments are too … Continue reading

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Support for UK communities fighting against Waste Incineration. We want alternatives to manage waste

38 Degrees, the group behind the defense of the sale of the UK woodlands and forests, are voting on which campaigns their 800,000 members should support and fight. There is a campaign vote which we should all support … Many … Continue reading

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Landfill tonnages more than halve from 2001 levels

Extract from mrw.co.uk article. “The amount of waste being sent to landfill at the standard rate of landfill tax has more than halved since the 2000/2001 financial year, according to new figures.” “HM Revenue & Customs’ (HMRC) landfill tax bulletin … Continue reading

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Protest held over North Yorkshire waste plant plan

BBC news coverage of the protest outside the Swan Hotel on the 22nd September 2010. Read the full article here.

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Professor Paul Connett talks on York Radio

Professor Paul Connett who is the professor of Chemistry at St Lawrence University in New York was interviewed on Radio York recently about the proposed incinerator site at Allerton Park. Listen to the interview here.

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Incinerator rapped as 19th century

A WORLD-renowned academic has accused two Yorkshire councils of “living in the 19th century” over controversial plans to build a multi-million pound incinerator to burn waste. Professor Paul Connett, who has emerged as a leading environmental campaigner over the last … Continue reading

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