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ERIC PICKLES TO BE CHALLENGED IN COURT OVER PEEL HOLDINGS INCINERATOR
 

Star date: 22nd June 2013

TRAFFORD COUNCIL TO CHALLENGE PICKLES IN HIGH COURT OVER SALFORD POLLUTING INCINERATOR

The long running battle against Peel Holdings' polluting incinerator took a fresh turn this week when Trafford Council voted to challenge Eric Pickles, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, in the High Court  over his decision to allow the Salford polluting `Barton Renewable Energy Plant' to be built.

A whole mass of Salford schools and houses lie within close range of emissions from the proposed plant.

For more details see here…


Breathe Clean Air Group
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Trafford Council is to formally challenge Eric Pickles, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, in the High Court following his decision in May to allow Peel Holdings' `Barton Renewable Energy Plant' to be built.

The incinerator is to be sited on the Trafford side of the Manchester Ship Canal but its emissions of nitrogen dioxide will affect Salford, with Wilfred Road in Peel Green receiving the highest dose of the toxic gas (see map for Salford schools affected and for more details see previous Salford Star feature click here and  click here).

The local community via its Breathe Clean Air Group, and backed by Trafford Council and Salford Council, has been fighting the incinerator for three years, producing evidence that the Environment Agency gave the plant a permit based on flawed evidence.

This week, at a packed Trafford Council meeting, the following motion was passed…

"The Council condemns the decision made by the Conservative Government Secretary of State in overruling this Council's unanimous decision to refuse planning permission for the development of a Biomass Incineration Plant in Davyhulme.

"This Conservative Government decision flies in the face of the thousands of local people who have campaigned against and opposed this Incineration plant. The decision runs contrary to the definition of `Localism' and believes any notion of local democracy and the strong wishes of our community. In light of the above Trafford Council agrees to appeal the decision of the Secretary of State through the Court."

"We are very grateful to Trafford Council for having the commitment to fight this all the way" says Pete Kilvert, Chairman of the Breathe Clean Air Group "The group will support Trafford Council as we don't want or need a dirty incinerator in our neighbourhood for the next 25 years. The appeal to the High Court should give the Council and the Breathe Clean Air Group an opportunity to stop this incinerator polluting the air we breathe, once and for all."

To follow the campaign and get loads more details see the Breathe Clean Air Group Website at www.breathecleanairgroup.co.uk or click here

See also previous Salford Star features...

* Salford In Line For Peel Holdings Pollution - click here

* Salford and Trafford Councils Take on Peel Holdings - click here

* Only Peel Holdings In Favour of Incinerator at Public Inquiry - click here

* Community Takes To The Streets To Oppose Peel - click here

not happy wrote
at 11:55:06 PM on Monday, June 24, 2013
I ask again WHY WHY as Mr. Pickles got the right to give Peel holdings the go a head to build this polluting incinerator is it because its next to port Salford and you ship containers of crap from down south and dump it in Trafford and polluting the surrounding area.
 
not a brain dead labour voter wrote
at 11:52:53 AM on Saturday, June 22, 2013
that's what I like to see a bit of democracy in action, amazing it takes the conservatives to show labour how to represent their constituents by having a back bone and going against their own party, well done the conservatives, are you watching all you labour councillors, give them a ring, they might tell you, how you to, can get a back bone.
 
mary ferrer wrote
at 7:18:47 AM on Saturday, June 22, 2013
This is how it should be. Listen to the PEOPLE and support the People. I wish this campaign well.
 
Salford citizen wrote
at 7:18:44 AM on Saturday, June 22, 2013
As the wind mainly blows from the WSW all the toxins will be heading Salford's way, so why is it that it takes a TORY council in Trafford to challenge this immoral development. Come on Salford council pull your fingers out of your arses.
 
Pete Kilvert wrote
at 5:56:36 AM on Saturday, June 22, 2013
This is a very brave step for a Conservative Council to take on a Conservative Government and a ruthless giant like the Peel Group. It is very much appreciated by the Breathe Clean Air Group. We also greatly appreciate the Labour Councillors and the Lib/Dem Councillors for supporting the council on this issue. A true united front to protect the people.
 
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