PROTESTERS turned up in their hundreds in Stroud to show their anger at plans for a £500m incinerator near Gloucester.

Saturday’s demonstration, organised by Glosvain, comes after Secretary of State Eric Pickles gave the go ahead for the controversial waste disposal facility at Javelin Park.

Previously Gloucestershire County Council had agreed a contract with developers Urbaser Balfour Beatty to build the incinerator but, following public outcry, councillors refused to give it planning permission.

Gathering outside the Subscription Rooms with placards, banners and shouting slogans demonstrators hoped to put pressure on Shire Hall to block the contract at an extraordinary meeting due to be held on Wednesday, February 18.

In the mean time Labour has passed a motion calling on council officers to brief councillors about the financial implications of cancelling the contract and the Liberal Democrats are demanding to see the full cost of the potential cancellation.