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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.

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Residents pack rugby club for incinerator meeting

More than 100 people pack Gloucester rugby club for incinerator meeting Credit: ITV News West Country

A planning meeting to decide on whether to go allow a waste incinerator to be built at Javelin Park near Gloucester has started. More than 100 members of the public are at the meeting, which is being held in rooms at Gloucester rugby club to accommodate them all.

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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Full report: Angry scenes outside incinerator site

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.

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Campaigners begin to gather at incinerator site

Javelin Park near Gloucester Credit: ITV News West Country

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.

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