A review of how the contract for the incinerator was drawn up is not expected to be available until next month, it has emerged.
Independent reviews of the legal and financial implications of axing the agreement were ordered by Norfolk County Council’s leadership back in June.
And, following talks with leading anti-incinerator campaigners who were invited to select the reviewers, Jonathan Acton Davis QC was appointed in the summer to examine whether the council had taken undue risk in signing the contract with Cory Wheelabrator and whether councillors and officers had acted properly.
However, a report by the council’s head of law, Victoria McNeill, has revealed the council has been advised that report will only be available at the end of November,
Mr Acton Davis has submitted a report on the legal implications of axing the deal, in which he said there was “an urgent need to quantify the compensation provisions so that an informed view can be taken.”