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King's Lynn incinerator plans

There are plans for a controversial waste incinerator near King's Lynn in Norfolk.

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Incinerator inquiry opens

Artist's impression of new incinerator site Credit: Cory Environmental

The inquiry into plans to build a waste incinerator in King's Lynn opened and adjourned today.

More than 200 people were in the auditorium to hear the opening exchanges. But it was announced the inquiry will be adjourned after just one day so the new planning inspector, Elizabeth Hill, can get to grips with the case history. She has just taken over after the previous inspector fell ill.

The inquiry will begin again next week, and is expected to last into April. When it comes to a conclusion Mrs Hill will inform the Communities Secretary, Eric Pickles, of her decision. He'll then decide if the incinerator gets the go-ahead or not.

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