UKIP call to axe Allerton incinerator plans

York Press: UKIP call to axe incinerator plans UKIP call to axe incinerator plans

NO more public money should be spent on plans for a controversial £1.4 billion waste incinerator in North Yorkshire, UKIP county councillors have said.

North Yorkshire County Council and City of York Council have insisted proposals for the Allerton Waste Recovery Park between York and Knaresborough are not dead despite dropping a legal challenge against the Government’s withdrawal of £65 million in private finance initiative funding for the scheme.

Councillors David Simister and Sam Cross said any money the county council planned to spend on the incinerator should now go towards front-line services instead and have written to the authority’s chief executive Richard Flinton asking him to “draw a line under this sorry saga”.

“The taxpayers of York and North Yorkshire have already shelled out in excess of £7 million on this incinerator that nobody wants, and to spend another penny will be a waste of money and must not happen,” said Coun Simister.

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1:03pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Lunatic says...

If UKIP are against it then that's reason enough for me to support something!

XD
If UKIP are against it then that's reason enough for me to support something! XD Lunatic
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1:18pm Tue 21 Jan 14

X5019c says...

Lunatic wrote:
If UKIP are against it then that's reason enough for me to support something!

XD
Your username say's it all.
[quote][p][bold]Lunatic[/bold] wrote: If UKIP are against it then that's reason enough for me to support something! XD[/p][/quote]Your username say's it all. X5019c
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1:45pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Ignatius Lumpopo says...

I thought UKIP said most of us were going to burn in h*ll anyway? So why would we need an incinerator?
I thought UKIP said most of us were going to burn in h*ll anyway? So why would we need an incinerator? Ignatius Lumpopo
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4:37pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Tom6187 says...

They are just trying to gain votes by sympathising with the people who oppose the incinerator.
They are just trying to gain votes by sympathising with the people who oppose the incinerator. Tom6187
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7:37pm Tue 21 Jan 14

spiritofyork says...

once again ukip speaking up for the common man. as i said before, as bad as the far right can be, they always listen to the people's anger and respond to it.
once again ukip speaking up for the common man. as i said before, as bad as the far right can be, they always listen to the people's anger and respond to it. spiritofyork
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8:13pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Vine Weevil says...

The issue is not there being an incinerator but the stupid location in open countryside. If this was the Netherlands it would be built on York University Campus as part of a combined heat & power scheme. There is also the question of transporting waste to the site and its proximity to two other incinerators already being built in East Leeds. Much of North Yorkshire is closer to an existing plant on Teesside. Both the Leeds and Teesside plants are better conceived in terms of energy and land use.
The issue is not there being an incinerator but the stupid location in open countryside. If this was the Netherlands it would be built on York University Campus as part of a combined heat & power scheme. There is also the question of transporting waste to the site and its proximity to two other incinerators already being built in East Leeds. Much of North Yorkshire is closer to an existing plant on Teesside. Both the Leeds and Teesside plants are better conceived in terms of energy and land use. Vine Weevil
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