West Norfolk Council leader Nick Daubney has called for the incinerator project to be called off by the end of today.
Mr Daubney said he was not surprised that DEFRA today announced it was withdrawing £169 million in waste credits that would make the plan to build the incinerator at Saddlebow in Lynn highly unlikely.
“I had a feeling that this was going to happen,” said Mr Daubney, who has led his council in resolute opposition to the proposal.
“There was too much building. DEFRA made absolutely the right decision. I think the council should announce by the end of today that this project is over. It is a use of taxpayers’ money that is not wanted, not needed or can be afforded.”
Mr Daubney said he believed the site could now be used to house the sort of recycling technology that has undermined the incinerator project.
“We just don’t need this any more, this is old technology and is going to be dated,” he said.
“We know that over the next few years we are going to see fantastic advances in technology.”