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Council back controversial incinerator

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.

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