New board appointed to oversee new Norfolk waste plan

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A new advisory board has been appointed to oversee the development of a new waste strategy following the termination of the Lynn incinerator contract.

The group, which was appointed at a meeting of Norfolk County Council’s environment, development and transport (EDT) committee on Tuesday, has been told to aim to produce a draft waste strategy for the county by this autumn.

Officials hope the document will then be presented to both the EDT and the full council before the end of the year.

The board, which is due to meet for the first time later this month, is being chaired by EDT chairman Toby Coke, and includes three other West Norfolk councillors – Conservatives Brian Long and Tony White and independent Alexandra Kemp.

Miss Kemp, whose Clenchwarton and Lynn South division includes the controversial Saddlebow site where the incinerator is proposed for, believes the board now has an ideal opportunity to develop suitable local solutions for the county.

She said: “We have to act now to solve Norfolk’s waste problem and dump the plan and for one large treatment facility in South Lynn treating all of Norfolk’s waste.

“We need creative entrepreneurs with ideas to come forward now.”

County council officers were also expected to join representatives of district authorities, including West Norfolk, for talks led by the King’s Lynn Without Incineration (KLWIN) campaign group yesterday.