The special manifesto pledge written by George Nobbs claimed Labour members if elected would use all legal means to halt the mass burn incinerator in favour of greener, cheaper methodologies.
That was until they formed the bulk of the Cabinet, began to receive their extra personal responsibility allowances and assumed the vestiges of power, when all their election promises went out of the window.
There are now legal alternatives and sooner or later, but in any case when the planning consent is refused, the executive is going to have to sit down and work out alternative, greener, cheaper ways of dealing with the diminishing amounts of residual household solid waste.
They need to show some leadership and stem the rapidly growing reputational damage being inflicted on the county council by this failure by those responsible to manage the crisis.
Conservative Norfolk County Council, Dersingham