Following the completion of the Javelin Park Inquiry Hearing at the start of the year, the Inspector provided his report to the Secretary of State (SoS), Eric Pickles for a final decision. This decision was originally expected by 17 September, but has since been delayed twice. It is now expected by 22nd December 2014.Notification of the first delay to the decision
was received on 16 September with the decision date being put back to 30 November. The reason cited for the delay was the receipt of a GlosVAIN letter
sent to the SoS on 1 August, which put forward new evidence. The delay allowed interested parties to comment on the new evidence. You can read a summary of this evidence on the left.A second letter
was then received from the SoS a month later on 16 October. This notified yet a further delay to the decision to 22nd December 2014 - the date we now await. This further delay allowed parties to comment on responses made by other parties, as well as to also consider the relevance to the case of the new planning policy
on waste published by the Government on 16 Oct.
GlosVAIN submitted further comment at each opportunity provided. We are pleased that the SoS deemed our further evidence significant enough to trigger these delays. We also see the new waste policy and guidance as potentially bringing some additional benefit to our cause.
The documents and letters referred to above, and others published since the end of the Inquiry in February 2014, are available to view on the Publications
page of the GlosVAIN website.