WE NEED TO FUNDRAISE AGAIN!
Please help fight the proposal to build a waste incinerator at Balaclava Bay, Portland Port, which at 201m long, 54m wide, 47m high, with an 80m stack (Portland Bill lighthouse is 41m tall), and a plume up to 250m long, will be a blot on our beautiful Jurassic Heritage Coast landscape.
It’s NOT NEEDED as Dorset already manages it’s waste efficiently, recycling over 60% of our waste, so to keep this plant running, waste will be shipped in from around the UK and from overseas.
It will ADD TO THE CLIMATE EMERGENCY… The proposed waste incinerator will produce 200,000 tonnes of GHGs each year for its 30-year lifespan, together with other toxic emissions harmful to health, the environment and the biodiversity of Portland.It’s in the WRONG LOCATION… the proposed waste incinerator site is in the middle of the Dorset Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, surrounded by both land and marine conservation sites and just 500m from residential properties on Portland. The site is located over 40 miles from where Dorset’s waste is processed, so will cause unnecessary extra HGV emissions. It will be built in the middle of a tourist and outdoor leisure hotspot and as such is a potential threat to our tourist economy.
Powerfuel has submitted 18 new documents (600+ pages) to DC Planning in response to a second Regulation 25 notice, with comments/objections to be submitted by 7th March. We need to instruct our team of environmental lawyers/consultants to review these documents, plus the new air quality information submitted to the Environment Agency as part of the Environmental Permitting application.
Looking ahead, in order to win this battle we still need more funds, as if the Dorset planning officer is minded to approve it, we will call it in for the Planning Inspectorate to make the final decision. If the final decision is to approve, due to errors made in the handling of this application it will be taken to a judicial review, so ahead of us our legal costs will be in the region of £20,000.
We are sorry to have to ask again, but as the documents are highly technical, and the future holds more legal costs, we have no alternative but to ask you to help us win this battle. Thank you.
All donations are very welcome, no matter how small, and we have four ways you can donate*…
• On-line crowdfunder: https://justgiving.com/crowdfunding/stopportlandwasteincinerator
• Paypal: Please use Paypal user name @tpauk (or use the QRC)• Bank Transfer: Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details• Cash: Please call SPWI on 07767 268756*All monies raised go directly towards the legal and consultancy fees, there will be no campaign running costs taken out of these donations.FOR MORE INFORMATION: Visit stopportlandwasteincinerator.co.uk, or the Stop Portland Waste Incinerator Facebook page, or join the FaceBook Group ‘Jurassic Coast Against Incineration’ for information and updates hot off the press. Planning documents can be found on Dorset Council’s Minerals and Waste Planning website, planning application reference WP/20/00692/DCC
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