Update on legal Action

Just a quick update on the topic of legal action:

Although we are constantly reviewing the masses of paperwork that constitute the draft operating permit, we cannot make a decision with regards to legal action until the actual operating permit is granted by the Environment Agency.
Upon review of an issued permit, should we feel that legal action is appropriate, we will let you all know as soon as possible. We have a very clear understanding of the process and the very considerable costs involved.
Last time we went to court, our supporters were absolutely amazing and we raised the required funds very quickly.
If it is decided that legal action is appropriate we will be calling upon you all again to help us raise the very considerable funds that will be required.

We hope this helps to to provide some clarity.

Should you wish to make a donation to in the meantime, please follow this link:

Thanks for your continued support.

The AVAI team

What you can do right now!

There have been many posts asking or suggesting what can be done next.
Here’s the list of the most effective things that we feel that you can do at this point in time:

Formally object to the EA via their consultation process:
Download our objection guidance document:
Contact our MP Robbie Moore who wants to hear your concerns and is working directly with the EA and AVAI:
Donate. We are considering legal and other actions that will cost serious amounts of money:
Spread the word about the campaign, share our posts via every channel you have available. The most concise information about the campaign is on our website:

Thanks for your support

Fundraising commences for potential challenge of the Environment Agency

Aire Valley Against Incineration needs to raise funds for a possible legal challenge  with the Environment Agency following  their draft decision to grant the Incinerator its Environmental (operating) Permit as we believe there were some significant flaws in its decision-making process.

AVAI are fundamentally opposed to the building of an incinerator into the heart of our Aire Valley.
Our reasons to fight:
* The council have decided to approve the plans for a huge incinerator that will be burning industrial and commercial waste collected from anywhere.
* We want to save schools, nurseries, recreational grounds and care homes from the harmful emissions this plant will emit
* We want to prevent the constant disturbance created by HGVs, as well as sound, odour and light pollution from a plant running 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
* We want to safeguard the health of our communities now and for future generations
* We want to encourage our local government to look at other options of waste management that have a lesser impact on the environment
* We want to protect our Heritage asset; East Riddlesden Hall and local site of Special Scientific Interest; Rombalds Moor from harm

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