Eric Pickles has delayed making a decision on the Javelin Park incinerator application until November 30.
He had been due to decide by 17th September whether planning permission should be granted for the incinerator following the Public Inquiry that was held at the start of 2014. A letter was received by GlosVAIN on 16th September from the Department for Communities and Local Government informing of the delay, and citing the receipt by the Secretary of State of a letter from GlosVAIN in August as the key factor in the delay.
Our letter presented a wide range of further evidence to demonstrate the lack of need for the incinerator as well as other information in support of refusal of planning permission. Not least amongst these was the granting of planning permission by GCC of an Anaerobic Digestion and sorting plant at Wingmoor Farm, Bishops Cleeve, with a capacity of 30,000 tonnes per annum.
The announcement of this delay is good news as it shows the Secretary of State deemed the information provided to him material enough to warrant the delay and to invite further comment.
Read the letters via the links above. You will also find links below to our press release, as well as the press coverage the delay has received.
The fight goes on!