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Plans to reopen Wisbech rail-link could be key to stopping mega incinerator proposals

News that Wisbech rail is back on track with a report saying it will provide value for money and be a massive benefit to the town, could also hold the key to stopping the planned incinerator.

Wisbech Town Council leader Councillor Sam Hoy said she was blown away by the "very positive" report published last week which said the opening of the railway link had a BCR (benefit cost ratio) of 2.2. That means the benefits will outweigh the costs by more than double.

But she fears the whole project could be put in jeopardy by plans by MVV Environment Ltd to build a mega-incinerator off Algores Way, because if the burner gets the go-ahead it will sever the railway and block the proposed site of the new station.

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