Incinerator Legal Action ‘Just Choice Left’, Says Council

February 20, 2015 Admin Legal

A newly-launched legal challenge to strategies for a 500m incinerator near Gloucester was the only choice exposed, Stroud District Council has actually stated.

The action will challenge the governments decision to approve the strategies which had previously been refused by Stroud and Gloucestershire councils.

District and county councillor Steve Lydon said: Its an unfortunate move however we have no other option.

Developer Balfour Beatty wants to construct the waste plant at Javelin Park.

Significant threat

Mr Lydon said the council was in the procedure of providing legal proceedings which he stated would cost approximately 25,000 but had an excellent possibilitya great chance of success.

Last month, the government accepted the proposals despite opposition from Gloucestershire County and Stroud District councils.

The deputy leader of Gloucestershire County Council, Ray Theodoulou, stated: Any judicial evaluation would have to have to do with the way the secretary of state reached his decision, not about the merits of the scheme itself.

We understand that one of the factors the choice was delayed was because the Department for Communities and Local Government were eager to ensure it was durable, and not at considerable danger of legal challenge.

The legal difficulty has been welcomedrated by advocates at Glos Vain, as it will temporarily stop any structure work.

Advocates state the incinerator will develop toxic emissions and ruin the regional landscape.

Balfour Beatty has stated it is disappointed with the legal action but will certainly co-operate totally with the process.


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