Councillors approve incinerator

Norfolk councillors have voted in favour of going ahead with a controversial waste incinerator at King's Lynn.

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Health Minister welcomes incinerator decision

Norman Lamb
Norman Lamb Credit: PA

Health Minister and Liberal Democrat MP for North Norfolk Norman Lamb has welcomed the Government's decision to withdraw funding for a waste incinerator near King's Lynn.

Commenting after the announcement that the Community Waste Infrastructure Credits would be withdrawn from Norfolk’s planned incinerator project, Norman Lamb said:

“I strongly support today’s decision. Liberal Democrats in Norfolk have consistently opposed the Conservative plan to build a waste incinerator near King’s Lynn.

"The decision to build a waste incinerator was taken without securing community support and without exploring other better technologies.

“I have previously asked officials in Defra to help the council explore ways of funding alternative technologies if plans to build the incinerator are scrapped and I will continue to support NCC in any way I can in developing sustainable waste solutions for the future.”

New blow to controversial incinerator project

The government has withdrawn funding for the King's Lynn incinerator project

A controversial incinerator to burn Norfolk's rubbish has had vital government funding withdrawn from the project.

The £530 million plant planned to be built near King's Lynn is already under review after the Conservatives lost control of Norfolk County Council in the May local elections.

Now the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs has withdrawn a key grant called the Waste Infrastructure Credit which may scupper the entire project.

Contracts have already been signed and it's possible the council could lose millions of pounds if the incinerator is not built.

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