Norfolk County Council's planning committee has voted in favour of granting planning permission to a controversial incinerator at King's Lynn, which opponents have long argued would be a health risk.
But today's decision is no longer binding, after a dramatic last minute intervention by Communities Secretary Eric Pickles. He announced yesterday that the council no longer has power to approve the incinerator, and so today's decision made in its favour will now have to be run by him.
A public inquiry into controversial plans to build a waste incinerator in King's Lynn opens today
Two councils engaged in a dispute over the proposed incinerator at King's Lynn say they will team up to monitor air quality if it is built