Public meeting – 27/11/18

Please join us at this meeting where we aim to update you all with regards to the ongoing Environment Agency consultation for the planned waste incinerator at Marley.
We’ll aim to give an overview of the consultation process, what has happened so far and what we have learned during this process.
We’ll also to give you additional information which will help you understand the key issues and how you most effectively make your objections to the Environment Agency.
There will also be a Q&A session.

Environment Agency consultation goes live

The Environmental consultation for the Marley incinerator has now gone live.

You are able to make comments in writing until 13 December 2018 via the following methods::

– Via this website at:
https://consult.environmentagency.gov.uk/psc/bd21-4lw-endless-energy-limited

– By email to:
pscpublicresponse@environment-agency.gov.uk

– By writing to:
Environment Agency, Permitting and Support Centre, Land Team, Quadrant 2, 99 Parkway Avenue, Sheffield, S9 4WF.

We will be shortly issuing for guidance on feedback, as only very specific issues can be raised.

Here’s the EA’s notes on the consultation:
Newsletter October 2018 Aire valley Rd EfW Final

Endless Energy makes application for Environmental permit

On 27/09/18, Endless Energy applied for the Environmental Permit for the Marley incinerator. (Which is needed, before the plant can operate).
We have been expecting this and have made plans with the Environment Agency to ensure we are adequately consulted, allowing us to get our argument across. The permitting assessment is not a short process and we will advise you of the next steps as soon as we know them.
Thanks as always for your continued support.

 

Appeal ruling

Sadly, we have been notified that our request to appeal the JR ruling has been denied. We always knew that our chances were slim, but had to pursue all avenues. At the very least this has delayed the development for another 6 months.
We are now readying ourselves to stop the developers from attaining an Environmental permit to operate.

Thanks to everyone for their support so far.

Event: Bingley Easter Eggstravaganza

We are running a stall at the Bingley Easter Eggstravaganza event which is being held at the town square in Bingley on Friday 30th and Saturday 31st March 2018.
There will be a tombola and we’ll be on hand to provide information about the campaign.
T-shirts, bags and car stickers will also be available.

We look forward to seeing you at the event and we hope you enjoy the Easter break!

We’re going to appeal the JR ruling

The fight continues! As you know, the chair of AVAI recently took BMDC to judicial review to contest the planning permission for the incinerator.
Sorry to say that, on this occasion, the judge found in the council’s favour, although he did state that he had some sympathy for our case.

Needless to say, we are not going to simply roll over and accept this! So after taking further legal advice, the wheels have been set in motion to apply for permission to appeal on the ground of harm to the National Trust owned Grade I listed East Riddlesden Hall. We will let you know the outcome and whether permission to appeal has been granted as soon as we can.

Whatever the outcome of the appeal, there is also the matter of contesting the environmental permit application which Endless Energy have to make to the Environment Agency before they can run the incinerator. We are already hard at work preparing for this and to demonstrate that the harmful air emissions are unacceptable to our communities and the sensitive natural environment around us.

We can’t wait to meet up with friends and supporters old and new at our events throughout the coming months. As well as continuing to fund raise, there will be plenty of chances to raise our placards and voices as once again we say it loud and we say it clear “Toxic Aire’s not welcome here!”

Thanks for your continued support!

 

 

 

Judicial Review verdict

Today the High Court of Justice dismissed our Judicial Review which challenged the granting of planning permission for the Marley Incinerator. The Hon Mr Justice Kerr stated he could not find a legal flaw in the granting of the planning permission by Bradford Council.

Aire Valley Against Incineration is extremely disappointed with this decision.
However, we are well prepared for this outcome and are ready to move onto the next stage of the campaign which is to challenge any application for an Environmental Permit to operate the incinerator.

All the work we have done to date gives us great confidence that we are well placed to fight that battle.

More news to follow in the next few days.
Thanks for your continued support.