It is expected the Council will make a decision regarding the proposed expansion of Eastcroft incinerator later this month. On Monday (6th March) people from the Nottingham Against Incineration and Landfill (NAIL) campaign handed over 3019 signatures to councillers at the Council House, Market Square at 12.30 - 1pm. Many came in support, to show that people in Nottingham prefer clean air and recycling to waste turned into pollution.
Nottingham Residents Say No More
NAIL (Nottingham Against Incineration and Landfill) campaigners today (Monday 6 March) will be presenting a petition to Nottingham City Council.
Since the announcement last year that Waste Recycling Group plan to expand their Eastcroft incinerator, NAIL campaigners have been asking the public to sign their petition calling on the Council to block planning permission. NAIL has obtained almost 3000 signatures, which will be presented to Councillor Darren Mathews prior to the full council meeting.
NAIL spokesperson Jon Beresford said;
We want our elected council to oppose the expansion of the highly polluting, unnecessary incinerator. The Council should be treating our waste as a valuable resource that should be recycled to save pollution and conserve the earths dwindling resources, we want to ditch the 'quick fix' dirty habits of incineration.
The petition calls on the council to implement full recycling and aspire for best practice, not simply meet the statutory minimum levels. Nottingham currently has one of the lowest recycling levels in the UK, if we maximised recycling and composting there would be no need for the current two incinerators, let alone this expansion.
The report by the Planning Officer is awaited before the decision goes to the planning committee for a final vote, which is expected as early as this Month.
The petition will be handed to Councillor Darren Mathews at 1pm 6 March in from of the council house.
Protestors will be gathering from 12:45 with placards and banners, this will make a good photo opportunity.
A copy of the petition is attached, currently 2964 signatures have been obtained.
For further information contact;
Jon Beresford NAIL on 07906 166002 Mobile or 0845 4582813 Land line
Come along to hand over the petition against incinerator expansion to the Council on Monday
If you can, please print off the petition and get some more signatures.
Download the NAIL petition - application/msword 58K
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