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Protest takes place against Javelin Park incinerator

Protesters gather at the demonstration against the incinerator Credit: ITV News

A protest was held outside Gloucestershire County Council this morning where a petition of more than 7,000 signatures against the proposed Javelin Park waste incinerator was handed in.

Councillors will then vote on a motion to scrap the incinerator contract. Shire Hall had agreed a contract with Ubaser Balfour Beatty to build and operate the waste incinerator but eventually refused planning permission after a strong public backlash.

But after months of delays, Secretary of State Eric Pickles approved its construction after an appeal by the waste firm.

Worker seriously injured in fall at incinerator site

The accident happened at the site of a new waste incinerator in St Dennis Credit: ITV News West Country

A worker has been airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after an accident at the building site of a new waste incinerator in mid-Cornwall.

Work was halted at the site in St Dennis after the man fell about 30 feet. He was taken to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth by air ambulance.

The developers behind the £140 million project say an investigation is underway.


'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.

Council's waste champion admits he's disappointed

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:

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