Selling the site of the proposed Lynn incinerator is the only way to finally stop the plant from being built, the area’s county representative has claimed.
Alexandra Kemp, whose Clenchwarton and Lynn South constituency includes the Saddlebow land, has called on Norfolk County Council to agree a deal to sell the land to West Norfolk Council, following last month’s decision to end the incinerator contract.
Last week, the borough council’s cabinet backed a proposal to buy the land if a suitable price could be agreed with the county authority.
However, Cory Wheelabrator, who still want to go ahead with the incinerator scheme, has so far declined to say whether it is interested in buying the site or whether it would bid if planning permission was granted.
And Miss Kemp said: The only sensible long-term option is for Norfolk County Council to sell the site to the borough council as soon as possible. That is, right now. This is the only way to safeguard Lynn’s future.”
She also hit out at the consortium’s claim, made in its latest submissions to communities secretary Eric Pickles, that the county council could still use the incinerator as part of its waste management plans if planning consent was given.
Miss Kemp described the consortium’s position as “unspeakable.”