Celebrities join the anti-incinerator fight

Stroud News and Journal: Author Jilly Cooper is among the host of celebrities who have leant their names to the opposition campaign Author Jilly Cooper is among the host of celebrities who have leant their names to the opposition campaign

A HOST of celebrities have signed a pledge opposing the £500 million Javelin Park incinerator and supporting sustainable alternatives.


Author Jilly Cooper, Ecotricity founder Dale Vince and the Fabulous Baker Brothers Tom Herbert and Henry Herbert have all leant their names to the opposition campaign being run by both GlosVAIN and GlosAIN.


Artist PJ Crook MBE, and British fashion designers Lucinda 'Lulu' Jane Guinness OBE and Savannah Miller, sister of actress Sienna, have also signed the pledge.


The fashion-writer, novelist and contributing editor to Vogue, Victoria 'Plum' Sykes, who lives in Painswick, is also opposed to the facility and was responsible for setting-up the online Government petition against it.


So far her petition has attracted more than 850 signatures.


Novelist Jilly Cooper said she 'wholeheartedly supported' GlosVAIN and its efforts to promote more environmentally friendly waste disposal options.
 

"This plan to build a vast incinerator on the edge of the Cotswolds AONB, which will be visible for miles around, represents an assault on our rural heritage and the ravishingly beautiful Cotswold countryside when we should be doing everything we can to protect it from unnecessary development," she said.


Savannah Miller said: "I am really against the incinerator at Javelin Park because it is of monstrous proportions that far exceed the need for our area.


"I am really frustrated that once again, common sense is being over ridden by corporate greed. I hope the council will seriously consider a more sustainable option."


A GCC spokesman said: "Modern energy from waste facilities are clean and safe with the track record to prove it, and we're working hard to deliver a fair planning process that gives everyone the chance to have their say.


"The Department of Communities and Local Government made it clear that they will not call in an application at this stage and, as a result, we will continue to work on the application so it is ready for determination by the planning committee."

 

The Stroud News & Journal is supporting the campaign urging the communities secretary Eric Pickles to step-in and decide the Javelin Park planning application.


We are backing GlosVAIN's campaign for a 'call-in' because we believe it is the fairest and most democratic way of determining whether or not the facility should be built.


The SNJ encourages readers to write to Mr Pickles to request a call-in and to sign the online petition against the facility because the more signatures it attracts, the more likely Mr Pickles is to intervene.
 

Sign the petition via at epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/43257

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12:10pm Wed 6 Feb 13

jacktheripperlondon says...

I have visited jersey in the channel islands for 2 years running now.
they have a large incinerator right next to st hellier the capital and it works PERFECT,
it also produces power without any smoke or contamination.
no land fill NO SEAGULLS.
go and see a brilliant design
I have visited jersey in the channel islands for 2 years running now. they have a large incinerator right next to st hellier the capital and it works PERFECT, it also produces power without any smoke or contamination. no land fill NO SEAGULLS. go and see a brilliant design jacktheripperlondon
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6:53pm Wed 6 Feb 13

Enviroment Ian says...

We must recycle what we can - our rubbish is our raw material of tomorrow.
Burning is an out dated way of getting rid of our rubbish we should recycle reuse just as the Waste Directive says.
We are now in 2013 so let us not use 1990's technology!
Wake up GCC and look at our future with out the shackles of a 25 year burning contract.
We must recycle what we can - our rubbish is our raw material of tomorrow. Burning is an out dated way of getting rid of our rubbish we should recycle reuse just as the Waste Directive says. We are now in 2013 so let us not use 1990's technology! Wake up GCC and look at our future with out the shackles of a 25 year burning contract. Enviroment Ian
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11:24pm Wed 6 Feb 13

Enviroment Ian says...

Stan
I have just listened to you say our figures are wrong on TV - You have never let me see your calculations for R1 so how about you share your 'commercially sensitive ' figures with us and we'll see who is wrong. In 2 years every time I arrive you go out the back door - how about a face to face meeting then and lets see who is telling the truth and who is lying!!!
Ian Richens
Stan I have just listened to you say our figures are wrong on TV - You have never let me see your calculations for R1 so how about you share your 'commercially sensitive ' figures with us and we'll see who is wrong. In 2 years every time I arrive you go out the back door - how about a face to face meeting then and lets see who is telling the truth and who is lying!!! Ian Richens Enviroment Ian
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1:53pm Sat 9 Feb 13

jacktheripperlondon says...

nimbys,nimbys,nimbys

stop stalling and get on with the project,clean power. state of the art clean incineration and predictable costs
this has my support
nimbys,nimbys,nimbys stop stalling and get on with the project,clean power. state of the art clean incineration and predictable costs this has my support jacktheripperlondon
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11:44pm Sat 9 Feb 13

Enviroment Ian says...

Ill informed, bad manners and lies seem to dominate the supporters of this poorly conceived project.
Why will GCC not let anyone see their calculations if they have nothing to hide. Come clean and be open and we can see if we are right or wrong- It is just a big burner robbing us of tomorrows raw materials as far as I can tell - let me see the stats that say different!!!!
Ill informed, bad manners and lies seem to dominate the supporters of this poorly conceived project. Why will GCC not let anyone see their calculations if they have nothing to hide. Come clean and be open and we can see if we are right or wrong- It is just a big burner robbing us of tomorrows raw materials as far as I can tell - let me see the stats that say different!!!! Enviroment Ian
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