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As protestors gear up for this weekend's anti-incinerator rally in Wisbech German-based MVV Environment Ltd has announced the start of the statutory consultation period on its plans for the burner.

Campaigners are to stage a rally opposing the building of the 50 mega watt incinerator on land off Algores Way this Sunday (27) at 3pm on Wisbech Market Place and are organisers are hoping for a massive turn-out.

As part of the early stages of the pre-planning process for the proposal, MVV Environment Ltd undertook an initial period of non-statutory consultation in 2020.

Anti-incinerator campaigners are gearing up for this weekend's protest rally on Wisbech Market Place. (48592859)
Anti-incinerator campaigners are gearing up for this weekend's protest rally on Wisbech Market Place. (48592859)

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic and associated restrictions, the planned statutory consultation period has been delayed until now.

MVV’s managing director, Paul Carey, said, “Since our non-statutory consultation in 2020 we have further developed our proposals and incorporated feedback from a variety of stakeholders. This is now the opportunity for the local community and all other stakeholders to look at what we propose and provide further feedback.”

The statutory consultation period will run from June 28 to August 31 2021. It will incorporate eight public exhibitions over the two weeks commencing July 13. There will be venue-specific risk assessments and appropriate precautions in place, in line with prevailing government coronavirus regulations.

The Fenland Citizen is standing side by side the community in the fight against the Wisbech incinerator. (48592862)
The Fenland Citizen is standing side by side the community in the fight against the Wisbech incinerator. (48592862)

The exhibitions are as follows:

July 13 Queen Mary Centre, Wisbech 2pm to 8pm

July 14 Oasis Community Centre, Wisbech 2pm to 8pm

July 16 Wisbech St Mary Sports and Community Centre, Wisbech St Mary 2pm to 8pm

July 17 Rosmini Centre, Wisbech 10am to 4pm

July 19 Walton Highway Village Club, Walton Highway 2pm to 8pm

July 20 Marshland Hall, Marshland St James 2pm to 8pm

July 21 Walpole Community Centre, Summer Close, Walpole St Andrew, Wisbech noon to 6pm

July 22 Tower Hall, Friday Bridge 2pm to 8pm

MVV’s project team will be at the public exhibitions to answer questions and listen to concerns. For those unable to attend an exhibition, the same information will also be available at a number of locations, where the current consultation documents can also be inspected.

What the incinerator will look like from Halfpenny Lane. (48592923)
What the incinerator will look like from Halfpenny Lane. (48592923)

They are available at the following locations, opening times (subject to Covid-19 restrictions, please check with venue):

Marshland Hall, 156-158 Smeeth Road, Wisbech, PE14 8JB Tue/Thu/Fri, 10am to 2pm; Sat, 10am to 1pm

Oasis Community Centre, St Michael’s Avenue, Wisbech, PE13 3NR Mon to Fri - 8:30am to 7pm

Rosmini Centre, 69a Queens Road, Wisbech, PE13 2PH - contact venue for opening times

Walton Highway Village Club, Lynn Road, Walton Highway, Wisbech, PE14 7DF Mon to Fri, 6:30pm to 11pm; Sat, 12pm to 11:30pm; Sun, 12pm to 11pm

Wisbech St Mary Sports and Community Centre, Beechings Close, Wisbech St Mary, PE13 4SS Mon/Tue, 6:30 to 12am; Wed/Sat/Sun, 12pm to 12am; Thu/Fri, 6pm to 12am

You can contact MVV by email, by letter and by phone, details of which are on MVV’s project website, https://www.mvv-medworthchp.co.uk/get-in-touch. All events are being advertised on the website, via leaflet drops, in local media and at community venues.

Feedback can be provided via the online feedback form, https://www.mvv-medworthchp.co.uk/get-in-touch and via hard copies at public exhibitions or document inspection locations. These can be returned to MVV using the Freepost address, ‘Freepost MVV’.



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