On 26th Feb 2013, Cheltenham Borough Council followed Stroud District Council''s lead and wrote to Secretary of State, Eric Pickles, requesting that the incinerator planning application be "called in" and taken out of the hands of the County Council. Supporting Stroud's reasoning for requesting "Call In" in December 2012, Cheltenham cited in particular the reasons of
You can read both Stroud and Cheltenham's letters below.
- Effects beyond the locality e.g. the overcapacity of incinerators in the region
- Substantial Regional Controversy