Act Now! - Aire Valley Against Incineration - Deadline for objections is approaching

17 November 2018

From the Aire Valley Against Incineration leaflet, being delivered across the local area thanks to donations from local people.

For those who weren’t aware, in February 2017 despite widespread opposition Bradford Council granted planning permission for an energy from waste incinerator to be built on the old Keighley Gas Works site in Marley. Endless Energy (EE), the developers of the site and plant, have now applied for an operating permit from the Environment Agency (EA). Before issuing the permit, the EA has to examine the detailed EE proposals and be satisfied that the incinerator will not have an undue impact on the environment or human health. We all now have a final chance to voice our concerns.

PREVENT DECADES OF DEADLY TOXIC EMISSIONS, SMELLS FROM WASTE, 70 HGVs A DAY AND LIGHT AND NOISE POLLUTION – TELL THE ENVIRONMENT AGENCY TODAY!

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The deadline is 13th December.

For help with your submission and the latest news on the campaign attend the AVAI public meeting on Tue 27th November, 7pm, Central Hall, Alice Street, Keighley, BD21 3JD and keep up to date with Aire Valley Against Incineration (AVAI) on Facebook

Trudie Jackson and Ros Brown at the EA Drop-in session on 13th November at Victoria Hall, Keighley

Trudie Jackson (Keighley East candidate in 2018 local election) and Ros Brown at the EA drop-in session at Victoria Hall, Keighley on Tuesday 13th November

Members of the AVAI steering group including Ros Brown (Ilkley candidate in 2018 local election) attended a meeting on Friday 9th November with the EA in Leeds to discuss the permitting process in greater detail prior to making their submission online. Ros says “The meeting on Friday was very productive. The EA are listening and want to hear the concerns of local people. There was a steady flow of people attending the drop-in session on Tuesday as well. We now need to get as many local people as possible to submit their questions and concerns to the EA to register our opposition to this unnecessary danger to our local communities and environment. We look forward to seeing as many people as possible at the AVAI public meeting on Tuesday 27th November.”

Siân Levy (Keighley West candidate in 2018 local election), Caroline Whitaker (Craven candidate in 2018 local election), Trudie Jackson, Ros Brown and other members of Keighley and Ilkley Green Party and Bradford Green Party have been active in the fight against the incinerator. Ros Brown has been a member of the AVAI steering group since its formation.

Caroline Whitaker and Ros Brown on the AVAI march through Keighley

Caroline Whitaker and Ros Brown on the AVAI march through Keighley.