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
Aire Valley Against Incineration is currently working hard to identify the discrepancies in the draft permit and outline the areas where the Environment Agency have failed in their due diligence. But it will take a little time. We are also continuing our external discussions with our MP who is supporting us on this matter as well as finalising other things we can do to challenge this draft decision.
We will keep you updated.
We have just been informed that the Environment Agency has issued a draft decision to approve the Environmental Permit application for the Endless Energy Incinerator in Keighley.
We now have until the 16 July 2020 to comment through an additional consultation period.
Whilst this is a clearly a big blow, there is still a lot to fight for.Please remember that the submission to the Environment Agency for a permit differed in certain aspects from the planning permission granted by Bradford Metropolitan District Council in 2017.
Now that we can see the draft permit, we will look at this carefully, and any other variations, and raise these with BMDC as necessary.
WHAT WE NEED YOU TO DO: Please can you check to see if the questions or concerns that you raised in your consultation comments have been addressed by the EA in their response. If it was not satisfactorily answered please can you comment back accordingly.
Stay positive and let’s continue the fight!
Thank you from the AVAI Team
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