Environmental Permit issued….

Today the Environment Agency formally approved the Environmental Permit application for the Keighley Incinerator. This represents the final greenlight for Endless Energy to operate the incinerator, should they eventually build it.
Clearly this is very disappointing, but we would like to stress that there are still options available to us.
Following the news AVAI members met today to kick off the next stage of our opposition campaign. Over the last couple of months we have been liaising with our environmental lawyers, who worked with us to review our main objections and to write and deliver a letter to the Environment Agency reiterating our long list of concerns. This will form the basis for any legal challenge should we go down that avenue.
It is important to remember that this development was first approved back in 2013, and in those 7 years the developers, who have changed names and ownership several times, have managed to just lay a patch of tarmac and kerbing surrounded by some rather dilapidated ‘non’-acoustic fencing.

We are kick starting our fund raising to allow us to continue with our legal conversations and establish our route forward. All donations options can be found at http://www.avai.org.uk/donate/

Stay positive, stay safe and we will update you again very soon.
Thank you as ever for all your support.

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:
http://www.avai.org.uk/donate/

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:
https://consult.environment-agency.gov.uk/psc/bd21-4lw-endless-energy-limited-epr-zp3537at/
Download our objection guidance document:
http://www.avai.org.uk/docs/EA_Consultation_Guideance.pdf
Contact our MP Robbie Moore who wants to hear your concerns and is working directly with the EA and AVAI:
https://www.robbiemoore.org.uk/campaigns/oppose-keighley-waste-incinerator
Donate. We are considering legal and other actions that will cost serious amounts of money:
www.avai.org.uk/donate
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:
www.avai.org.uk

Thanks for your support