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Countdown to Incinerator Decision - Newsletter 25 Jan 2013

posted 24 Jan 2013, 17:41 by planning users   [ updated 29 Jan 2013, 14:16 ]

Countdown to the
Incinerator Decision

In this Newsletter

Imminent Planning Committee Decision Meeting
"Trashed" - Award Winning Film Screenings - 1st & 8th Feb
GlosVAIN Presentations - looking back, looking forward

How You Can Help
In the News

The Planning Committee Meeting...
Get on-board....Get a RETURN ticket....

Decision Meeting Imminent 

The Planning Committee will decide on the proposal soon, in February at the earliest. It will take place on a weekday; the venue has not been announced but it is expected to be in Gloucester.

Be there to make a difference..

We need as many people as possible to attend so that the Commitee's councillors cannot ignore the public concern as they listen to the pros and cons of the application and as they make their decision.

We really hope you will come to the meeting if at all possible. If you intend to do so, please register your interest now using the button below.

This will help us to provide sufficient transport to and from the meeting for those that need it. We will also be able to email those that register interest as soon as the date and location of the meeting are announced. You will be able to take the nearest bus to you, organised by GlosVAIN, or to make your own way there. For more details go to



Don't miss our screenings of the Cannes award winning environmental movie, TRASHED, with Jeremy Irons. A brilliant and shocking film about waste.

There will be screenings at..
Click on the screening links above for further info. You can watch the movie trailer on YouTube here or visit the film's website.

What you can do

  • You can still object to the planning application. About 3,500 objections have been sent to GCC to date. Help it keep rising!
  • You can also request a "Call In" from the Secretary of State. Stroud District Council, Stroud Town Council and the CPRE have all added their voices to this. NB. If Eric Pickles does decide to call in the application it will be after the GCC Planning Committee has been held and a GCC decision initially made.
  • Sign the e-petition and share it with as many people - friends and family, resident in the UK as possible. It's so easy!

We still need more help distributing leaflets, manning town centre stalls and with organising and publicising our events. If you can assist in these ways or others please get in touch asap! Email

Please donate what you can, however little, to the campaign so that we fund all the activities covered in this newsletter and continue to bring in professional technical expertise. 

Donate to help the campaign

  • Donate securely online via PayPal by clicking on the button above,or,
  • By bank transfer to Gloucestershire Vale Against Incineration: A/c: 41283111, Sort Code: 40-43-42, or,
  • By cheque made payable to "Gloucestershire Vale Against Incineration". Please send to: FAO Graham Smith, Quedgeley Parish Council, 9C The Old School House, School Lane, Quedgeley, Gloucester GL2 4PJ.
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Help Needed to Organise this..

We need lots of help to achieve the aim of getting lots of people to the Planning Committee meeting. We need help to organise bus transport from various locations, to persuade, recruit and co-ordinate people in each area to attend the meeting and a variety of other things.

If you can help us with this please get in touch ASAP: email or call 07809 346 583

One thing everybody can help us with is publicising this as widely as possible. Download our poster here and distribute it where you can (display in shops, cafes and pubs, or directly to people in your neighbourhood by door to door delivery). Publicise it in newsletters and on-line – get some brief summary wording that you can use (e.g. to email to your child’s school and ask if they will put in their school newsletter, to put on websites, on social media etc.). Thanks!



Photo from 11 Jan Chelt

GlosVAIN Presentations


The presentation roadshow continues into 2013 with events published on our website homepage. Coming up soon:
  • 11th Feb, Upton St Leonards, 7:30pm, Upton Village Hall, the Annex

Jonathan Porrit & Cheltenham Event - 11 Jan

Our Cheltenham event on 11 Jan 2013 with Jonathon Porritt was lively, well attended and well covered by the press. View a clip of Jonathon Porritt giving his views on the incinerator by clicking on the photo from the event above.
Read all about the event as reported in the SNJ article here and the Glos Echo here


In the News

National coverage this week...twice!
  • Private Eye have got on the case, featuring GCC in its "Rotten Boroughs" section and unearthing more information about consultants, BPP. See the "Dirty Business" article here from 23/1.
  • Country Life Magazine took up the issue in a short article (23/1), focussing in particular on the landscape impact. Read it here.
Other local highlights
  • Campaign for the Protection of Rural England join the call for a "Call In" - SNJ, 23/1
  • Inside Out TV report on BBC West featuring the Gloucestershire incinerator from 7th Jan. View on our website homepage
Other News
  • HEALTH RISKS - A brand new study from Spain, (where Urbaser originates from), into the health effects of incinerators on people residing in towns in their vicinity found excess cancer mortality in the total population (published in Environment International, volume 51, Jan 2013). See a copy of the full paper, submitted as part of our Planning Objection Part 5 here
  • INCINERATOR OVER CAPACITY - More incineration than trash to burn threatens recycling in Europe - new study commissioned by Gaia reveals that incinerators already operating in some EU states have the capacity to burn more than the non-recyclable waste generated. Still, industry is pushing to further expand incineration capacity in the European region.
Finally...look out for something big in the Stroud News and Journal next week!