INCINERATOR - West Norfolk Borough Council: The case has not been made - it’s ‘ludicrous’
West Norfolk Council’s legal team claimed the applicants had “substantially” failed to make a compelling case for the incinerator to be permitted.
Delivering her statement, Nathalie Lieven QC said there were “fundamental objections” to the plan and claimed the case for the site had not been made sufficiently.
The council claims there are three other sites better suited to an incinerator than the one proposed.
And she criticised the argument that the plant adhered to the county council’s waste core strategy because it was sited close to a major urban centre, as it had sufficient capacity to be the sole facility of its type in Norfolk.
She said: “To suggest it is the nearest appropriate installation, when it is in the north west corner of the county and on the far side of the county from the largest settlement and waste producer in the county is ludicrous.”
The authority maintains that flood risk assessments on the site have not been carried out properly.
Ms Lieven also said her clients would argue that a scheduled inspection of the county council’s waste strategy in April, in which the borough council objects to the allocation of the Saddlebow site, should also be taken into account before any decision on the incinerator plan is taken.
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