Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Report to Council Cabinet says no to Plan B

As previously noted on this blog, the Cornwall Waste Forum has devised an alternative approach to waste management.

The Forum argues that it is a better alternative than a massive incinerator. It states that the likely capital costs of the new facilities would be £60 million (compared to around £150 million for the incinerator plant) while the running costs would be £10 million less per annum than the Council’s present preferred option.

The Council’s Waste Panel backed calls for the scheme to be properly considered, and the Forum's proposal will now be considered by the Council's ruling Cabinet on Monday 30th July.

The accompanying report Cabinet has just been published and it is shockingly biased, one-sided document.

It does not address the benefits or savings of the Forum’s plans and the recommendation is that “an independent assessment of the Cornwall Waste Management Forum St Dennis Branch proposals for an alternative waste management strategy for Cornwall be not undertaken.”

I am appalled.

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