King's Lynn incinerator decision day

There's been a recommendation that plans to build Norfolk's controversial waste incinerator should be scrapped.

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Dramatic twist to scrap plans to build Norfolk's controversial waste incinerator

Artist impression of plans. Credit: Norfolk County Council

There's been a recommendation that plans to build Norfolk's controversial waste incinerator should be scrapped.

The proposed incinerator was due to be built at King's Lynn. It's proved a hugely divisive issue, with considerable local opposition.

Today a report from county council officers recommended there should be a change of plan because Secretary of State Eric Pickles's delay in approving or rejecting it would add significantly to an already very costly project - almost £30 million pounds in compensation and extra payments.

County Council leader George Nobbs made the announcement this afternoon.

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