Dispute over where to place a giant incinerator is one of the longest running planning issues in Cornwall

St.Dennis protesters, High Court, London
Villagers in St Dennis are concerned about emissions from the incinerator Photo:

The opponents, most of them based in St Dennis, are worried about emissions from the incinerator causing health risks and a dramatic increase in lorries serving the plant.They say there are better ways of dealing with the waste, mainly through smaller schemes spread throughout Cornwall.

The longer it takes to find a solution, the more it costs Cornwall Council. It faces penalty costs running into million pounds from the Government.

St.Dennis protesters, High Court, London
Villagers in St. Dennis are concerned about emissions from the incinerator

The opponents, most of them based in St Dennis, are worried about emissions from the incinerator causing health risks and a dramatic increase in lorries serving the plant.They say there are better ways of dealing with the waste, mainly through smaller schemes spread throughout Cornwall.

The longer it takes to find a solution, the more it costs Cornwall Council. It faces penalty costs running into million pounds from the Government.

Computer image, Cornwall incinerator
The incinerator would handle much of Cornwall's waste and generate enough energy to power 21000 homes.

Watch the full report from Cornwall Correspondent Steve Hardy when campaigners from St.Dennis took their campaign to the High Court in London in October last year.