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Environment Agency 'Minded to Approve' North Yorkshire Incinerator


2:41pm 13th May 2013

A meeting's being held in Knaresborough about the planned North Yorkshire incinerator at Allerton Park.

The Environment Agency says it's minded to approve the plan, despite finance from the government being pulled last month.

Leigh Sayers, Team Leader at the Environment Agency, said: “We have carried out a thorough assessment of the application and we have consulted widely with other organisations, including Public Health England (formerly the Health Protection Agency), Harrogate Borough Council and North Yorkshire PCT. Following this assessment and comments from health experts we are confident the facility will not harm the environment or human health.”

“Although we have reached the stage where we are considering issuing a permit, our decision is not final and this last stage of consultation will give everybody the chance to see what the permit may look like and to raise any additional concerns before we make a final decision.”

Council taxpayers in York and North Yorkshire could be left to pick up the bill.

But Bob Schofield from the North Yorkshire Waste Action Group says the councils should admit defeat.


A public drop-in event will be held on Monday 13 May at Knaresborough House, High Street, Knaresborough, HG5 0HW, between 11am and 7.30pm to allow people to ask questions and find out more about the draft decision.

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