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.
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.
Gloucestershire County Council has recommended the approval of plans for a £500 million incinerator.
Campaigners say the Javelin Park incinerator near Haresfield will be a blot on the landscape and may pose a risk to health, but legal challenges to postpone the plans have failed.