Activists block incinerator construction 22 August 2017

Posted on 22. Aug, 2017 by in Environment & Nature, Featured, Politics & Campaigns

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On Sunday 20th August 2017, activists started a ‘Sofa Protest’ blocking the entrance to the Javelin Park incinerator construction site near Gloucester.  On Tuesday 22 August, Urbaser Balfour Beatty tried to make a new lorry entrance, but the activists continued to stop construction traffic from entering the site.

Local people overwhelmingly don’t want this incinerator near Gloucester, believing that there are better ways to deal safely with waste, support recycling, and move towards waste reduction and zero waste (see Community R4C and GlosVain).   Such was the outcry against the incinerator plan, the county council’s planning committee voted against their own council’s proposal for the incinerator, but this decision was overruled by central government, allowing the Conservative-controlled County Council to press ahead with their unpopular and expensive scheme.

Film by Peter Richardson (stroudfilms.co.uk) for SCTV.

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