Gloucester incinerator decision

Councillors have unanimously rejected plans for a hugely controversial waste incinerator near Gloucester.

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'Plan B' for Gloucester's waste

Gloucester City Council has voted to set up a committee to look into a 'plan B' for waste disposal in the county.

It follows a recent decision by the planning committee to reject an application to build a waste incinerator at Javelin Park.

The committee will now look at other methods of disposing household waste such as the mechanical and biological systems already used at Avonmouth in Bristol.

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No decision yet on proposed Gloucester incinerator

More than a hundred people packed a planning meeting today, where councillors were deciding whether or not to give the go-ahead to a hugely controversial waste incinerator near Gloucester.

Protesters claim the £500 million facility at Javelin Park at Haresfield will be bigger than Gloucester Cathedral.

But the council says it's right to consider other alternatives to using landfill. Here's our Gloucestershire Correspondent, Ken Goodwin:

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Communities Secretary will wait for incinerator decision

Gloucestershire councillors are discussing plans for a large waste incinerator on the edge of Gloucester Credit: ITV News West Country

A letter has been read out at the meeting from Communities secretary Eric Pickles' office, saying that he will not decide to scrutinise the incinerator plans - or "call them in" until after a decision has been made by the council's planning department.

Decision due on controversial incinerator

Decision expected on incinerator Credit: ITV News West Country

A decision's expected later this morning on controversial plans for a waste incinerator near Gloucester. Protestors claim the £500 million incinerator at Javelin Park at Haresfield will be bigger than Gloucester cathedral. The county council's planning committee will consider the scheme.

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