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The government has withdrawn funding for the King's Lynn incinerator project

A controversial incinerator to burn Norfolk's rubbish has had vital government funding withdrawn from the project.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Now the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs has withdrawn a key grant called the Waste Infrastructure Credit which may scupper the entire project.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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