here for the context and a reminder of how this report was arrived at.
Read our essential briefing here.
This isn't a time to panic! We are far from the end of the road, in fact, we are really only just starting out on what could be a long journey. The decision on 21st could go either way and, even after it is made, it could be called in by the Secretary of State. What's more, there is also the possibility of "Judicial Review", which would see legal action being taken to challenge the decision making process.
Take a look at the graphic we've compiled below (click to enlarge). This helps clarify the expected possible outcomes for the Javelin Park Incinerator. The key point to note is that, despite the planners' report recommending approval, we're not even at the first orange diamond on the graphic yet...
Expect a long haul and a drawn out fight that will go to the bitter end!
* The Citizen article here covering the planners' report, also reminds us of how this process is taking place in Gloucestershire, absurdly, at a time when actually the UK might not need any more incinerators!
* More of the absurd context of the future we could be heading towards: Stroud News & Journal on how a confidential report shows that the majority of waste that would be burnt in the incinerator would be recyclable, compostable or reusable! An environmental disaster in the making. Is this how we want to go forward in Gloucestershire in the 21st century!?
* The Incineration controversy is getting national profile now, being featured in two two national newspapers last weekend...This is a sign of a growing realisation that we have a national controversy on our hands here with so many local authorities in the UK pushing for outdated incineration.
* Time article: references the Gloucestershire behemoth.
* Independent article: "UK incinerator plans? They're just rubbish" - Useful reminder that however advanced the filters, they do not capture all the harmful micro particles..