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A Public Inquiry will be held to hear the case of UBB, who have appealed against the refusal of their incinerator planning application in March 2013. Gloucestershire County Council and other parties will put their case against UBB and in defence of the original refusal decision. 

An Inspector, Brian Cook, will hear the cases. He will then write a report with a recommendation as to whether the planning permission should be granted (Appeal is successful) or not. His report will go to the Secretary of State, Eric Pickles, who will make the final decision.


The Inquiry will commence on Tuesday 19 November at 10.00 am. It will potentially run until March, although it could end sooner. See opposite for currently planned sitting dates.
The Inspector is likely to issue his report around July 2014, with a decision from Secretary of State, Eric Pickles potentially in the Autumn.


Hallmark Hotel, Matson Lane, Robinswood Hill, Gloucester GL4 6EA. The actual venue is located in a separate building near to the hotel. 

  • Urbaser Balfour Beatty (UBB) as the 'Appellant'
  • Gloucester County Council are defending the original planning permission refusal (the 'Waste Planning Authority' part of the Council)
    Other 'Rule 6' Parties opposing the plans are:
    • Gloucestershire Friends of the Earth
    • Stroud District Council
    • GlosVAIN
    The Inquiry sessions are open to the public - please come and attend when you can. 

    There will also be a session(s) specifically for members of the public to speak. See "Frequently Asked Questions" above right.

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    Inquiry Diary
    Click on the diary to see our daily reports from the Inquiry

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Can I Speak at the Inquiry?
    • Yes - you need to notify by 5pm on 12th Dec 2013.
    • The sessions for the public are Tue 14 Jan 2014, 1pm - 5pm & 6pm - 8.30pm.
    • If needed a further session will be from 9.30pm - 1pm on Wed 15 Jan.
    Full Details of how to notify your wish to speak here.
    Further information in the Inspector's Guidance Note. 

    Important Documents & Links

    Current Schedule

    Updated 17/1/14

    View of incinerator as seen approaching from South on M5
    • November 19-22
    • November 26-28
    • December 10-13
    • January 14-17
    • January 21-24
    • January 27-29

    The Inquiry will normally sit from Tuesday- Friday, 09.30 – 5.00 pm with an hour for lunch and short breaks morning and afternoon. The Inquiry will adjourn earlier on Friday.