INCINERATOR - Norfolk County Council: There’s no alternative for the need identified
Norfolk County Council’s case followed on from where the developers had left off in arguing an urgent need for the incinerator to proceed.
Neil Cameron QC told the inquiry the authority’s waste core strategy identified a need for 703,000 tonnes of recovery facilities to be established in the county by 2020.
And, with more than half of that capacity needed by 2015, he said the need and location of the plant should not be issues.
He added: “There is no deliverable alternative site which can meet that need.”
Mr Cameron insisted that the council understood its dual functions as both a waste disposal authority and waste planning authority and said officers had not been satisfied with the initial site assessment submitted by the applicants.
He added that they had sought a “significant amount” of additional information about the application and had employed external consultants to help with its consideration.
But he pointed out that borough council objections on environmental grounds were not being pursued, with the exception of the concerns over flood risk.
He also suggested that arguments relating to health and environmental risk should be judged in the light of there being no objections from bodies including the Environment Agency and Natural England.
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