The decision to build an incinerator in Devonport, Plymouth was so deeply flawed that it defies credibility. Money and power had a hand in it. The fight to ensure that it is “safe” continues, but it’s an uphill struggle.
There is a report reachable via “Plymouth Incinerator Approval information” which gives more detail.
The Incinerator in Plymouth is the preferred option for treating domestic waste of the South West Devon Waste Partnership (SWDWP) which means it’s very difficult to contest the decision to build this incinerator. The waste partnership covers Torbay, Plymouth, South Hams and West Devon District Councils. It went though a complicated process in order to decide who the preferred bidder should be for the lucrative contract to dispose of Devon’s waste, but it precluded any bids which did not include a thermal element for waste disposal. It also didn’t consult widely enough, but these arguments are probably not good enough to make Councillors reject the incinerator decision.
However, the proposed incinerator in Devonport is not on a site allocated in the Plymouth Waste Developement Plan Document, which is a reasonably strong legal argument. The moral arguments for all incinerators are very strong, but don’t carry as much weight.
More information about this campaign can be found on the Incineration Is Wrong website
Information about Whitecleave Quarry IBA processing plant from MVV can be found here:http://www.mvv-environment.co.uk/environment/web/de/projects/startingprojects/whitecleaverecyclingcentre/01whitecleaverecyclingcentre.jsp
It is a link to MVV Environment’s website