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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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Councillors claim authority can break incinerator contract

Norfolk County Council's waste incinerator plans for King's Lynn.

A cross-party group of councillors has said Norfolk can afford to break its contract and scrap plans to build a waste incinerator at King's Lynn.

Councillors are due to meet today to discuss whether to go ahead with the controversial scheme after the withdrawal of a £169 million government grant.

Norfolk County Council insists the site at Saddlebow would still save taxpayers money and say it cannot afford to pay contractor Cory Wheelabrator around £26 million to break its agreement.

But a group of councillors says the authority has enough money in its reserves to cover the cost.

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