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PEEL HOLDINGS BARTON INCINERATOR GOES TO HIGH COURT
 

Star date: 10th February 2014

BREATHE CLEAN AIR GROUP CLAIMS PRO-PEEL HOLDINGS BIAS

Today and tomorrow, the High Court in Manchester will hear Trafford Council's appeal against Tory Minister Eric Pickles' decision to allow planning permission for Peel Holdings' Davyhulme Incinerator, or the Barton Renewable Energy Plant, which will affect Salford residents.

The Breathe Clean Air Group, which has campaigned against the Incinerator for over three years, claims that, so far, the planning process has been ridiculously biased.

Full details here…


For over three years, the Breathe Clean Air Group has been campaigning against Peel Holdings' plans for an incinerator in Davyhulme, just over the water from Salford. If it goes ahead, residents living near Eccles are right in the front line of the incinerator's emissions (see here).

Salford Council has opposed the incinerator on health grounds and so has Trafford Council. Indeed, today (Monday 10th February) and tomorrow (Tuesday 11th February) the High Court in Manchester is hearing Trafford Council's appeal against Eric Pickles' decision to allow Peel Holdings' incinerator to be built, after a Public Inquiry also ruled in Peel's favour.

Indeed, the Breathe Clean Air Group, which represents residents in Trafford and Salford, is claiming that the whole process so far has been biased in favour of Peel.

For instance, the Environment Agency granted the incinerator an Environmental Permit just two weeks before the Public Inquiry in November 2012, which may have prejudiced the Inspector's decision in favour of the plant.

Over the last three years the Breathe Clean Air Group has amassed a huge amount of evidence against the incinerator, ranging from flawed estimates of toxic nitrogen oxide emissions, to breaches of European Urban Air directives. But all along, the Environment Agency, the Inspector and Tory Minister Eric Pickles have found in favour of the plant.

"This flies in the face of common sense" says Pete Kilvert, Chairman of the Breathe Clean Air Group "The proposed incinerator is to be located in a densely populated area, next to an Air Quality Management Area and will not use Best Available Technology.

"The incinerator will not burn at a high enough temperature to destroy deadly dioxins; will produce masses of tiny particulates which won't be captured by the out-dated bag-filtration system; and will be dispersed up a chimney stack that is only half the height it should be" he adds "The additional traffic will cause fumes and congestion; the plant's monstrous forty metre high buildings will be a blot on the landscape; and the vitality and future of Urmston will be affected."

The hearing at Manchester's High Court over the next few days will decide the fate of Peel Holdings' Barton Incinerator once and for all. This really is the last legal chance to stop the thing.

 

For a full background see previous Salford Star article and follow the links – click here

Pat Lewin (mrs) wrote
at 14:24:11 on 12 February 2014
This is another case of Peel Holdings riding rough shod over the people of Salford. I totally oppose this incinerator coming to our area. Mr Stewart is ensuring he will not be in hs position any longer than necessary with every move he makes.
 
wrote
at 05:24:01 on 12 February 2014
We need to build this where we can hide it amongst all the other shit in salford, may I suggest Swinton town hall, may even improve the smell that often comes out of there, what you think mr Stuart
 
walter wrote
at 21:49:38 on 10 February 2014
no way am i going to let this happen in my local area. we do not need this so close to peoples homes! why not build these things in the middle of nowhere, and then all the workers can suffer the healh risks and not our local children. you should never mix housing enviroments with industrial enviroments! this country should have specific zones of where to build such building of waste management, we dont want building like this right on top of where we live. if you dont want this in your area then please stand up and be counted, we cant let this happen either in barton urmston or the partington area! say no!
 
clive roberts wrote
at 11:31:11 on 10 February 2014
Peel holdings are a plague on salford and Manchester. They are determined to ruin the lives of local residents just so there chairman can enjoy the high life in the Isle of Man
 
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