Today’s vote to continue with the Lynn incinerator project means the final decision about whether it goes ahead or not is again likely to rest with the government.
And opponents say it is unlikely the project will get planning permission, arguing that the case for it was undermined by the government’s withdrawal of cash for the scheme.
During today’s council meeting, UKIP group leader Toby Coke said it was “almost certain” the application would be refused planning consent.
But Conservative councillor Ian Mackie insisted there was “no evidence” to support the claim.
Officials at the Department for Communities and Local Government told the Lynn News today that no timescale for a ruling on the planning application for the plant has been drawn up.
However, most insiders expect a decision to be made early in the New Year.