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Email from Jeremy Quin MP to No Incinerator 4 Horsham Community Group (Ni4H) 9th April 2024

9th April 2024

Dear Ni4H,
I wanted to make you aware of the Dear Colleague I, and other colleagues, received from the Minister late last week.
It sets out that a short pause will be placed on the determination of applications for environmental permits for certain types of waste incineration facilities in England. The direction applies to the grant or refusal of applications which the Environment Agency received on or before the 4th April 2024. 
While this is welcome it is my understanding that the pause will not affect proposed new developments where an environmental permit has already been granted.
I will be writing to the Minister to ask whatever has caused the pause should also impact facilities not yet constructed.  If there is a valid reason for halting plans without an environmental licence I see no reason why the pause should not equally be extended to those with a licence but which have not yet been constructed.
Either way the waste incineration industry when looking at this further indicator of the direction of travel from HMG should being asking themselves (as we discussed in our last meeting) some profound commercial questions.  
Yours sincerely,
 Jeremy Quin
Member of Parliament for Horsham

Ni4H Letter to Sir Jeremy Quin MP 11th April 2024