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Fears public could miss out on having say on Wisbech incinerator plans




Fears that local people's voices will not be properly heard over the proposed mega incinerator in Wisbech have been raised after the Planning Inspectorate refused to consider pleas for an extension to planning procedure.

Virginia Bucknor, one of the leaders of the Wisbech Without Incineration (WisWin) campaign, has raised concerns after receiving a lengthy reply from the Government body explaining they cannot accept representations from the public at the moment as the plans by MVV Environment Ltd are in the pre-application stage.

However, Mrs Bucknor said her letter sent at the end of March just as lockdown was starting, was not objecting to the application, but was pointing out that the coronavirus pandemic meant public consultation events had been cancelled meaning people were not being properly asked their views, of the development which would see a 50 megawatt waste incinerator built off Algores Way.



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