One of the leading opponents to the incinerator has said he still fears that the project is not altogether dead despite the decision by the Environment Minister to cancel £169 million in waste credits.
Mr Burton, an environmental consultant, from Clenchwarton, said: “We have not won yet. It can still go ahead if Labour undermines their own manifesto pledge and look to officers who have given them very poor advice. If there is a continued failure of leadership at county council level everyone must stay vigilant.”
He said he was hopeful that today’s announcement meant “the money can now be spent on important services such as health care than than being used to undermine the most decisive referendum in British history.”
He said he remained “extremely concerned” how county councillors had been in thrall to the “back room spin” of officers.
Today’s decision means that the planning inquiry held in Lynn into to the incinerator would seem irrelevant. Mr Burton said that if the inspector did recommend approval the Secretary of State for the Environment will be able to countermand that.