We still have a chance to stop the incinerator: Stroud District Council has challenged the decision of the Secretary of State to grant planning permission. A High Court judge will consider their legal challenge on 25th June in London. Their case is based on interpretation of the County Council’s Waste Core Strategy, and they have put forward a strong argument. So fingers crossed! If they win, then the case gets returned to the Planning Inspectorate who must then reconsider the decision - this could possibly mean re-running a Public Inquiry. So watch this space!
38 Degrees have managed to get Jeremy Irons, multi-award winning stage and screen star, to come and personally present his film Trashed (2012), in which he stars and narrates a hard-hitting exposé of the perils of landfill and incineration, backed by academic and scientific experts from around the world.
The event is at the big screen in Stroud VUE Cinema on the evening of bank holiday Monday 4th May at 7.30pm and there are just a few tickets left.
Tickets available HERE- http://www.side.st/trashed.htm and cost £8 (this is purely to cover hire of the cinema and equipment).
All Gloucestershire County Councillors have been offered complimentary tickets on the basis that their duty to the public interest will be usefully informed by the content of the film...
After the film there will be a discussion and Q&A hosted by barrister and earth lawyer Polly Higgins.
Ever wanted to know where the emissions coming out of the incinerator stack would land? A local resident has developed a model to indicate where the plume from the incinerator would go and what concentrations of pollutants it would disperse.
This is a real-time model showing wind direction and predicted concentrations of pollutants on a day-by-day, hour-by-hour basis. It has been verified by a number of independent analysts, and is viewed to be as valid and as accurate as any of the information produced by UBB. You can see the model here: http://www.plumeplotter.com/glos/ . The message it gives is really powerful - see what you think.