Many thanks to everyone who helped with the No Incinerator 4 Horsham (Ni4H) Community Group’s campaign. West Sussex County Council Planning Committee on 19th June 2018 refused in an 8 to 4 vote the planning application by Britaniacrest, for a Recycling, Recovery and Renewable Energy Facility at the Former Wealden Brickworks in Horsham, application WSCC/015/18/NH.
No Incinerator 4 Horsham (Ni4H) said: “Democracy is alive and kicking. We have to thank the 8 WSCC councillors that read the documents, questioned the WSCC officer’s reports and that of the applicant having undertaken their own research to substantiate facts. These councillors acknowledged the visual impact of such a massive industrial building and chimney; the HGV impact on the roads and homes transporting waste to the site from other counties; impact on public health; cumulative impact; concerns over decline in air quality; and that over 5,500 residents oppose this application.”
A Formal Call-in Request was sent to the Secretary for State prior to the planning meeting with the support of UK Without Incineration Network (UKWIN). “This application for a massive industrial incinerator is not of a national or county interest. The incinerator would impact the 6 counties the developer seeks to source the waste from and so does not meet the West Sussex County Council waste plan.”
Jane Moseley, County Planning Team Manager, has informed us that Britaniacrest submitted an appeal on 19th December 2018 against the refusal of the above application.
The Planning Inspectorate will contact West Sussex County Council with a start date, giving WSCC Planning seven days to formally notify anyone who was notified/consulted on the application, and anyone who made representations, giving them 5 weeks and advice about how to make additional comments. We will post on Ni4H Website, Facebook and Twitter pages further information as soon as it becomes available. The Appeal Documentation is on this web page at the end of the list of documents:
Please be assured that No Incinerator 4 Horsham Community Group has vowed to continue working with residents, businesses, councils and other organisations to fight this appeal. Please contact us if you would like to join the Steering Group or make a Financial Pledge for Ni4H’s legal advice and independent reports.
We are receiving expert ongoing advice from UKWIN, who have indicated that we need to raise pledges for £30,000 as soon as possible for legal advice and independent reports and may need as much as £50,000.
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We look forward to hearing from you if you can help in any way.
No Incinerator 4 Horsham Community Group