In his first interview since Gloucestershire County Council's planning committee unanimously voted against plans for the incinerator at Javelin Park, Councillor Stan Waddington, the council's waste champion, admits that he is disappointed.
He has been a fervent supporter of the waste incinerator scheme, and still thinks it is the best way of getting rid of waste:
Sue Oppenheimer from GlosVAIN is one of the campaigners against the plans for a waste incinerator on the edge of Gloucester. She is concerned about the impact on the landscape as well as the costs incurred.
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.
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.
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.