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There were angry scenes outside the proposed site for a huge waste incinerator on the outskirts of Gloucester today. Councillors were visiting the location ahead of a vote on whether to approve the application.
The incinerator will cost around £500 million and a decision will be taken next week on whether to give it the go ahead.
Some campaigner are worried that a waste incinerator would affect their health.
The protesters have put a balloon 70 metres up which they say represents the height the incinerator chimney would be.
Members of Gloucestershire county council's planning committee arrived at the site by coach and were shouted at by protesters, who want them to turn down the application to build the incinerator.
People who are against building an £500 million waste incinerator at Javelin Park near Gloucester are gathering at the site.
Councillors from Gloucestershire County Council's planning committee are due to visit the site this morning. The protestors have flown a balloon 70 meters high to show what they say will be the height of the incinerator chimney.
Around 80 campaigners are protesting outside Shire Hall in Gloucester over plans for a waste incinerator to the south of the city.
They are taking action before a meeting to discuss the plans, which would see a waste plant at Javelin Park. Locals say it would ruin the landscape of the area and threaten people's health.
Protesters are due to demonstrate at Shire Hall in Gloucester over plans for a waste incinerator to the south of the city.
The campaigners are trying to stop Gloucestershire County Council signing a contract with Urbaser Balfour Beatty for the plant at Javelin Park which they say will ruin the landscape and threaten people's health.
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Protestors have gathered outside Shire Hall in Gloucestershire to try and stop the signing of a controversial incinerator contract
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