The controversial incinerator project at Saddlebow in Lynn appeared to be dead today after the government announced it was withdrawing a waste infrastructure grant worth £169m over 25 years for The Willows waste treatment contract.
Mike Knights, vice-chairman of the King’s Lynn Without Incineration (KLWIN) campaign group, said: “If I had to say in a word how I feel - delighted.
“It’s really good news. Now Norfolk County Council won’t be distracted by this subsidy. Now we can get sensible, get rid of this idea and come up with something else instead.
“The next stage is the meeting on the 28th, which all being well should see the death of this thing.
“I can’t think of any reason they would want to pursue this now without the incentive.
“I would like to see that contract torn up.”