Renewed plea for Eric Pickles to hurry up with King’s Lynn incinerator decision

Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Eric Pickles delivers his speech to delegates on the third day of the Conservative Party Conference at Manchester Central in Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday October 1, 2013. See PA TORY Stories. Photo credit should read: Dave Thompson/PA Wire Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Eric Pickles delivers his speech to delegates on the third day of the Conservative Party Conference at Manchester Central in Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday October 1, 2013. See PA TORY Stories. Photo credit should read: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Friday, February 7, 2014
7:13 AM

A renewed call for Eric Pickles to make his decision on the King’s Lynn incinerator has been made as it emerged the potential compensation bill could rise further if the plans are given the red light after May.

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What the Norfolk MPs say

North-West Norfolk MP Henry Bellingham said: “What we don’t want is for Eric Pickles to make the wrong decision. It is unfair and unprofessional to push Eric Pickles to make the decision because it is a complex and highly technical. He has got to decide it on planning rather than political grounds and it is important that he takes time doing that.

It is quite wrong to put pressure on him to make his mind up quickly.”

Norwich South MP Simon Wright said: “I very much hope that the secretary of state will report back with a decision soon and I hope it will be a decision that stops the incinerator going ahead. This is a very expensive project, and one that is not wanted by the people of Norfolk and it is time to pull the plug.”

Great Yarmouth MP Brandon Lewis said that he knew the decision the department and the secretary of state would make would be a planning decision and based on the evidence. It cannot be a decision based on anything else. He added: “Because I am in that department it would be inappropriate to comment on a planning case.”

North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb said: “I understand the concern of the county council and obviously certainty is incredibly important. I happen to believe the county council has made a big mistake.

“They should have sought to escape from this dreadful contract. But despite that disagreement, I understand their need to have certainty as soon as possible. I am not involved in the process and I do not know what has held it up.”

South West Norfolk MP Elizabeth Truss MP said: “The energy from waste plant does not represent value for money for the Norfolk tax payer...

The reality is that Norfolk County Council has signed up to a contract at too high a price. They should come clean on the costs and abandon the incinerator now.”

South Norfolk MP Richard Bacon said: “I welcome it when the Department for Communities and Local Government makes prompt and clear decisions.”

Norfolk County Council said the 840,000 people of Norfolk were being left in limbo as the cabinet minister weighs up whether to uphold planning permission for the Saddlebow project.

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A source close to Mr Pickles says a decision is still “not imminent” almost a month after he missed his own deadline of January 14, adding that he wanted to be sure that he had properly considered the evidence.

Anti-incinerator campaigner and North-West Norfolk MP Henry Bellingham said it was wrong to put pressure on him to make his mind up quickly, claiming pressure should be put on the county council to scrap the scheme instead.

A spokesman for DCLG said Mr Pickles was aware of concerns about the delay, but the inspector’s report covered complex issues and there had been numerous post-inquiry representations and more time was needed to evaluate the planning issues.

In October Defra pulled a £169m grant towards the scheme, which campaigners hoped would see the plans go up in smoke. But councillors decided to press ahead anyway.

Norfolk County Council is due to set its budget on February 17, but County Hall leaders have said the delay over the decision has left the authority in limbo when it comes to its financial planning.

The authority is likely to face compensation claims from Cory Wheelabrator if planning permission is not granted, and officers have recommended that a “war chest” of £19m is built up to go some way to paying that bill.

But it has also emerged that, after May 1, an extra £5m will be added to that potential compensation payment, so the council could be facing a bill of up to £31m from the Anglo-US consortium it awarded a contract to run the £500m plant.

George Nobbs, Labour leader of Norfolk County Council, said: “I understand it’s a difficult position for Mr Pickles, but it is even more difficult for the 840,000 people of Norfolk because the county council budget is being affected by his indecision...

“Please, Mr Pickles, whatever 
your decision, do not delay it any further.”

Mr Pickles, whose department is responsible for the clear-up operation after the floods, spent yesterday announcing extra cash in the aftermath of the flooding crisis.

The delay comes against a backdrop where the county council will have to make £189m worth of cuts and savings over the next three years.

Among the cuts proposed are reducing library staff, charging for some recycling, spending less money fixing roads and axing of hundreds of council jobs.

Bill Borrett, leader of the opposition Conservative group, recently wrote to Mr Pickles urging him to make a swift decision.

Anti-incinerator campaigners say the council missed a golden opportunity in October to pull the plug on the scheme, when the full council voted by 40 votes to 38 to agree a revised project plan for the Saddlebow plant.

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68 comments

  • Rich words isn't it from man who calls everyone names and uses fifty alias identities. Build the incinerator and make plenty job.

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    Mr Raj Patel

    Friday, February 7, 2014

  • Anti campaigner Bellingham remains as clueless as ever about the real reason he was tricked into becoming involved by left wing activists. They played the poor man like a fiddle and he fell for it hook line and sinker. Another stumble for the hapless local politician.

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    Mrs Willingale

    Friday, February 7, 2014

  • Maybe he wants to replace it with a pie factory?

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    NigelS

    Friday, February 7, 2014

  • I agree about the anti campaigners nasty remarks. Look at the first on this thread from Horace Wimp. Charming isn't it ? I copied and pasted it to Mr Pickles today to see what he thinks.

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    Inactive account

    Friday, February 7, 2014

  • Funny, no records on a Sir Baden-Philips either. Maybe it's a local title that exists only out Downham way, a bit like "Lord of the Mattresses"?

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    Fenscape

    Friday, February 7, 2014

  • Own goal scorer Fens.cr.ap slips on another banana skin and stumbles into a plank of wood with a bucket on its foot. The campaign clown has managed to miss just about every pointer since the beginning and seems determined to keep up the bad work. The untold damage done to this campaign via that source on this comments section will be revealed in due course.

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    Dickens

    Wednesday, February 12, 2014

  • I see my name is attached again to that of others. Own goal scorer Fens.cr.ap taps another one into the corner of his own teams net. The inept anti campaigner trundles on under a myriad of disguises here with feeble attempts at beating the unbeatable. It seems our man in Westminster has delayed but is this true ? What was it Demofens.cr.ap said on January 27th ?…..Oh yes; “I`ve already told you Pickles has made his decision. “ Really? Well according to his own office that would appear to be another anti campaigner pipe dream. Nice try son but no cigar this week. My bottle of Dom Perignon 64 is in the chiller. Is yours ?

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    Dickens

    Saturday, February 8, 2014

  • PS Always a pleasure to hear that you've been in touch with Eric, even if the opposite continues to be true. I'd drink that bottle of Dom while the going is good if I were you....

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    Fenscape

    Saturday, February 8, 2014

  • Eric is a pretty good egg who plays off a straight bat in my view. Once this thingy is up and running he will be praised for the decision made in his name. Of course timing is everything with these local issues. Small beans but of course a bit of a do for the locals who made a fuss and all that. Bad show on them.

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    Sir Montague Baden-Philips

    Friday, February 7, 2014

  • Back to Bellingham bashing but no mention of Daubney and Long in the same post, 'D'? You must be slipping.

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    Fenscape

    Friday, February 7, 2014

  • Back again 'Dr Smythe'? I wonder if you'd care to answer my previous question on another thread about your qualifications? You see, I can't seem to find you on any publicly held list of doctors.... Maybe - just maybe - you're not qualified to make those sorts of observations and are actually more Dr Spock than Dr Kildare?

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    Fenscape

    Friday, February 7, 2014

  • Not another article about the obesity epidemic? You will have to excuse me if I'm wrong as I haven't read the article and I only looked at the picture.

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    Old Long Balls

    Friday, February 7, 2014

  • Alecto ref the antics of Sands, Gnobbs, Castle and the other traitors when the news that we both know about hits the fan I will be very interested to see what Cllr Jermy does. Terry is a first class cllr who is not afraid to speak out I think he will be horrified by what the group are up too. An interesting week to come.

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    Canary Boy

    Sunday, February 9, 2014

  • Strange. I thought compensation to CW could reach £160m. What became of that number?

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    democrat

    Friday, February 7, 2014

  • Dic.kens, I know a couple of campaigners but no one who has the individual clout you are crediting to Fenscape old pal, so I am intrigued to know who your little own goal scorer is – could of course be female as they can’t kick a football anyway, or would one of the well known names of the campaign be getting warm?

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    Honest John

    Monday, February 10, 2014

  • How does an egg play with a straight bat? Or any sort of bat for that matter? No wonder England does so badly in the Ashes.

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    alecto

    Friday, February 7, 2014

  • Why not just make budget arrangements for the compensation payment and stop hounding Mr Pickles? Oh that’s right, the small point of the extra £5m payable after May 1st that no one bothered to tell the members about before the RPP vote because the finance reports were focused on ramping up the figure on a cancellation of the contract that wasn’t even applicable. This administration should go now before they can inflict any more damage, so when are all 83 other County Councillors going to grow a pair and tell Gnobbs enough is enough, or has he got too many silent friends at County Hall?

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    Honest John

    Sunday, February 9, 2014

  • Indeed he is such a good egg that he will want to undermine UKIP's looming success in the District and European elections this coming May, although going by the silence from media and party politicians, it seems they want to keep quiet about it, want us not to vote at all. So Eric will refuse the application and do the decent thing for Norfolk. next headline is 'Eric Pickles saves Norfolk five million to get us out of a pickle', before May arrives.

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    ingo wagenknecht

    Friday, February 7, 2014

  • Regrettably Terry Jermy has deserted the people and voted with Gnobbs. He is not going to last long.

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    alecto

    Thursday, February 13, 2014

  • Mr. Pickles should be allowed all the time he needs. It is obviously a very complex decision he has to make as there are an awful lot of planning issues to be clarified which has been pointed out by the Inspector's report. If County Hall don't like waiting then they have a clear choice - cancel this overpriced pink elephant of an incinerator now and get on with sourcing alternative waste strategies - there are plenty of cheaper options out there! The Norfolk tax-payer should not be footing the bill for County Hall folly.

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    disolushund

    Friday, February 7, 2014

  • I will of course raise a glass or two of my Dom Perignon 64 to own goal scorer Fens.cr.ap without whom much of this campaign would have succeeded. I doubt very much he in turn will raise his tea mug full of flat beer to me but it is what one would expect. Horses for courses my little own goal scorer……horses for courses.

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    Dickens

    Monday, February 10, 2014

  • Not sure if John has trouble with reading or understanding the statement. I know exactly what fens.cr.ap is. The point being that the small collective it represents have done unspeakable damage to any slim chance the campaign might have had. The pudding was rather over egged.

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    Dickens

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • Get him down the Downham Con Club with a few jars. That will do it.

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    Inactive account

    Friday, February 7, 2014

  • I'm sure Mr. Pickles is well aware who's who on this site. After all, these 'fictitious' people are easily traced by their IP number and he's certainly in receipt of the said, sometimes offensive and sometimes stupid names used.

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    disolushund

    Friday, February 7, 2014

  • It will be a great relief for all concerned if the incinerator is rejected by Eric Pickles. Life can go back to normality for residents of Norfolk. NCC will be jumping for joy behind closed doors because they will not have enough feedstock so divert recyclables to feed the burner as not to incur penalty charges. Lincolnshire and Suffolk burners are expected to be running under capacity before production starts.

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    Alan Allan

    Saturday, February 8, 2014

  • Its a bit rich for NCC to say "Hurry Up" to the Secretary of State. County Hall has wasted 15 years unsuccessfully trying to resolve Norfolk's residual waste problem. The main reason for this failure is trying to foist incineration on first Costessey and then King's Lynn. NCC can only blame itself for the position it finds itself in. Who in their right mind would sign a contract with such hefty cancellation penalties when it is bedevilled by so much uncertainty and opposition? What is more, I suspect this kind of lunacy is par for the course at County Hall.

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    Kadmos

    Friday, February 7, 2014

  • In the last administration George Nobbs was bragging he was the architect of the call-in and hence the long winded public inquiry. Eric pickles will be suspicious why he has changed direction and in one all mighty hurry. Cory Wheelabrator will be worried Materialworks gets a foothold in the county and expect they are pestering County Hall to write to Eric Pickles with a sob story.

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    Interpol

    Sunday, February 9, 2014

  • Oh I never said it had any clout. A cavernous orifice that spews vacuous rants perhaps but certainly no clout. Anyone can see that much.

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    Dickens

    Monday, February 10, 2014

  • It has all the hallmarks of a pyramid sales scam! If you were in the process of purchasing a house you would know to the penny what you would have to pay if the sale fell through. When NCC plucked £100 plus million compensation out of the hat and the county will be bankrupt reminds me of Tony Blair’s 45 minutes to war speech on IRAQ. NCC and Cory Wheelabrator have not come over to the public as transparent with this planning application so how can they be trusted if the incinerator gets built? Most likely the burner would be demolished at the end of the contract due to a significant shortage of feedstock. Recycle you know it makes sense!

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    LynBin

    Saturday, February 8, 2014

  • Why is it that every time NCC make a statement on this issue another piece of important information drips out? That is why people don't trust this council, it almost seems like you have to drag the truth out of them. The other reason of course is that many of the current councillors stood on a platform of stopping the incinerator but then voted it through. Sigh!

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    smithrob

    Friday, February 7, 2014

  • Even if you accept Pickles will make a decision based on planning and not political grounds-hard to do-,the timing of his decision will be made on whether it gives advantage,or reduce disadvantage,to the Conservative party,at whatever cost.The criteria Pickles has set for himself is his policy of "localism",his government's statement it is "the greenest ever",and their claim to be the "most transparent ever".If so,he should release the redacted parts of the Cory contract.There is no commercial confidentiality when it is our money,not their money,at risk.

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    Peter Watson

    Friday, February 7, 2014

  • Strange. I thought compensation to CW could reach £160m. What became of that number?

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    democrat

    Friday, February 7, 2014

  • Dickens claim of fenscape being the downfall of the campaign which would have succeeded but for him is highly amusing. You see I know Fen and I also know that due to work committments the person behind the name has not been involved in lobbying ministers preparing the inquiry case or the JR. Hense by Di.ckens own admission the campaign must be about to succeed. Well done Fen your role has provided an excellent distraction to keep the only pro campaigner occupied on a false trail. As for Di.ckens, who is the own goal scorer now?

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    Canary Boy

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • I see that Nigel S is another who feels that aiming childish insults at a Minister is the best way to win. These anti campaigners. They are out on their own.

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    Dickens

    Friday, February 7, 2014

  • For D. Just me, unlike the many you.

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    democrat

    Saturday, February 8, 2014

  • I agree with those posters who indicate this fiasco has gone on all too long.The only way to do this is to say "No" to Cory,thank you and bye-bye. but then is that not letting Eric Pickles,that famous localist, off the hook?So come on Mr Pickles,you have been relieved of flood duties,make your mind up-in between meals.

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    Peter Watson

    Wednesday, February 12, 2014

  • Derrick Murphy had visited Eric Pickles on numerous occasions and this may have prompted the public inquiry call in? Of course Eric pickles will have to take into consideration the PFI funding has been withdrawn and reasons why. It has not gone down very well when David White CEO, Derrick Murphy jumped ship and taking Kevin Vaughan and half the Tory party with them. It is time to investigate how close Cory Wheelabrator has at County Hall. What hold do they have on councillors and officials after an extra £5 million compo payment comes out of the blue???

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    wattonlad

    Saturday, February 8, 2014

  • Rich words from someone who themselves referred to Mr Pickles as 'Fat Eric' a few months back. What a hypocrite you are.

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    Fenscape

    Friday, February 7, 2014

  • I'm sure Mr. Pickles is well aware who's who on this site. After all, these 'fictitious' people are easily traced by their IP number and he's certainly in receipt of the said, sometimes offensive and sometimes stupid names used.

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    disolushund

    Friday, February 7, 2014

  • Given the complete absence of any issues of significance regarding health in any evidence submitted at any stage one must conclude that there is no medical weight that could be awarded to any of the claims made by activists involved. Any judgement would therefore be forced to exclude any references made as they can only be regarded as spurious.

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    Dr Barrington-Smythe

    Friday, February 7, 2014

  • On the subject of Mr Boratt it shows some up for what they are when they make statements about how he should be made to sell one or two farms to compensate for a council decision. Jealousy is a terrible thing. When a wealthy man is viewed by the poor it is often the cry that it should all be taken away from him. For what ? So the poor who bemoan can waste it all on gluttony and sloth ?

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    Mrs Willingale

    Friday, February 7, 2014

  • Thank you 'Raj Patel' for reminding the people of Norfolk of toxic disasters like Bhopal where big business was welcomed with open arms before the general population was poisoned in the name of commerce and cold hard cash. Care to try another username now, D.ick.ens, seeing as you're now trying to nail custard to a wall?

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    Fenscape

    Friday, February 7, 2014

  • Sounds interesting Canary Boy!

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    Bikerboy

    Sunday, February 9, 2014

  • It will be a great relief for all concerned if the incinerator is rejected by Eric Pickles. Life can go back to normality for residents of Norfolk. NCC will be jumping for joy behind closed doors because they will not have feedstock so divert recyclables to feed the burner as not to incur penalty charges. Lincolnshire and Suffolk burners are expected to be running under capacity before production starts.

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    Alan Allan

    Friday, February 7, 2014

  • Lots of interesting stuff going on cant say much at the moment but there will be plenty to comment about later in the week not the con group for once Gnobbs must have taken lessons from them I suppose.

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    Canary Boy

    Sunday, February 9, 2014

  • Borrett is in deep doo-doo and he knows it - he and his Tory chums were so arrogant that they just signed this contract without even considering the risk they would be placing on Norfolk's finances should the situation we now find ourselves in ever occour. It is entirely right that Mr Pickles take whatever time he needs - maybe poor old Bill should sell a farm or two and prop up the coffers from his own pocket seeing as this is all his fault in the first place?

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    Fenscape

    Friday, February 7, 2014

  • Indeed he is such a good egg that he will want to undermine UKIP's looming success in the District and European elections this coming May, although going by the silence from media and party politicians, it seems they want to keep quiet about it, want us not to vote at all. So Eric will refuse the application and do the decent thing for Norfolk. next headline is 'Eric Pickles saves Norfolk five million to get us out of a pickle', before May arrives.

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    ingo wagenknecht

    Friday, February 7, 2014

  • Mr Pickles has said he will make his decision when he has considered all the complex evidence. It's no good Nobbs and Borrett keep hassling him like a pair of naughty children. You will have to wait, or take the decision yourself to scrap it and move on. If you really were bothered about the 840000 Norfolk residents that is what you would do.

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    Bikerboy

    Friday, February 7, 2014

  • I don't think you're in any position to criticise others 'D' but I'm happy to confirm that my motives are not driven by jealousy but more by the fact that Borrett and chums should be held fully accountable for this fisasco. I see no reason why those who make such decisions shouldn't personally shoulder the financial liability if they are not competent enough to cover the losses to the public purse should their silly schemes fail.

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    Fenscape

    Friday, February 7, 2014

  • Sorry to disappoint D.ick.ens but I only have the one ID on here, unlike you. But you know what that means don't you? That there is more than one person in Norfolk that disagrees with your illogical ranting. Give my regards to Jeff when you see him, old son!

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    Fenscape

    Saturday, February 8, 2014

  • It has all the hallmarks of a pyramid sales scam! If you were in the process of purchasing a house you would know to the penny what you would have to pay if the sale fell through. When NCC plucked £100 plus million compensation out of the hat and the county will be bankrupt reminds me of Tony Blair’s 45 minutes to war speech on IRAQ. NCC and Cory Wheelabrator have not come over to the public as transparent with this planning application so how can they be trusted if the incinerator gets built? Most likely the burner would be demolished at the end of the contract due to a significant shortage of feedstock. Recycle you know it makes sense!

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    LynBin

    Saturday, February 8, 2014

  • Som what is mit Mrs. Willingale, in one breath you are accusing Cllr.s to just wave everything through, now you praise them for being well off? Why should those with money not be responsible for their deliberate mistakes? Deliberately stirring and not focussing on the issues is a trick known to us here, Mrs., so go and try elsewhere.

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    ingo wagenknecht

    Friday, February 7, 2014

  • You were out of your depth and never stood a chance my little own goal scorer. The tedious group of anti campaigners were played like a fiddle. Did you not ever wonder why and how the goal posts were moved every time you thought you had scored ? Did you never guess that each time you thought you were on to a winning strategy it crumbled to ashes in your hands? Did you never ask yourself why politicians who said they would do one thing did the exact opposite as soon as your backs were turned ? Could you really never see that the entire thing was a rehearsed set piece of theatre conceived for an audience while the real work trundled quietly on ? Where do you suspect all the pressure was coming from ? It was not the Councillors nor was it the Government nor was it the staff at NCC or the firms involved as such. This was way up the ladder and completely controlled by another group who never featured, never got mentioned and never would have been exposed except for just the once by yours truly on a thread here which of course was removed in an hour after a complaint from those it was intended to help. The answer to the anti campaigns nagging conundrum deleted forever and the golden key to the door of victory lost. You never learned anything did you my little own goal scorer ? You saw the words but could not read them. KLWIN - Beyond help.

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    Dickens

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • I don't want to say too much, but the only member of the Labour Group in County Hall who warrants five stars is about to be pilloried before a Kangaroo Labour Court - think Star Chamber in historical terms - for abiding by the Labour Group election manifesto and doing a very fine job in being a divisional representative. Why is that so? The alleged crime is not obeying orders. Which comes first? Representing the electorate, or bowing down to party bullying? What has happened to democracy in Norfolk. I feel extremely strongly about the incinerator. It should never be built. But this is becoming less about the incinerator, and more about the absolute lack of democracy in Norfolk.

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    Nemesis

    Sunday, February 9, 2014

  • Every scrap of technical evidence I have examined indicates that this is a viable and sensible method of dealing with waste materials. Politicians should not play games with powerful evidence and any decision must be made of planning alone in which case the evidence to continue with the scheme is overwhelming. Localism is about not interfering with local government decisions voted for in full council.

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    Professor Miles Radcliffe

    Friday, February 7, 2014

  • Also shame anti campaigners called Mr Pickles terrible names after Inquiry. I do not agree with terrible names they wrote on walls in street. Not true. He is good fellow.

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    Mr Raj Patel

    Friday, February 7, 2014

  • Gnobbs is not going to have any friends, just his baying hounds, sorry, cabinet members, when the public find out how the local Labourites treat one of their own. Baying hounds have nothing on this lot.

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    alecto

    Sunday, February 9, 2014

  • Indeed he is such a good egg that he will want to undermine UKIP's looming success in the District and European elections this coming May, although going by the silence from media and party politicians, it seems they want to keep quiet about it, want us not to vote at all. So Eric will refuse the application and do the decent thing for Norfolk. next headline is 'Eric Pickles saves Norfolk five million to get us out of a pickle', before May arrives.

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    ingo wagenknecht

    Friday, February 7, 2014

  • Eric Pickles can take as much time that is needed. Why rush and make the wrong decision this is what Nobbs and Borrett want. The waste incinerator would make families lives living near it pure hell. Cases of asthma and cancer would rise. Pollution and traffic levels would be horrendous in and around King's Lynn Marine life in The Wash would be slowly poisoned. Harbour seals rest very close on Terrington Marsh King's Lynn. It would be criminal to cause harm to thousands families and harm the special environment that we have here in King's Lynn. 65.516 said No. Eric will make the right decision and say No.

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    Jack

    Sunday, February 9, 2014

  • this tripling of messages is not down to me but to a failing EDP system here, sorry. Dickens laments that his supporters are not keeping to facts and figures, but are indulging in personal insults. Takes one to know one, as he is the arch proponent of attacking the messenger.

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    ingo wagenknecht

    Friday, February 7, 2014

  • Dic.kens the more you have a go at Fenscape and the so called anti campaign in this way, and all those desperate posts in support, the more it shows up you haven’t a clue what’s going on old pal, I doubt you even know what Alecto and Canary Boy are on about. I realise you must be having a job facing up to knowing so little but do try a good old dose of reality with your Dom.

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    Honest John

    Sunday, February 9, 2014

  • “Without whom much of this campaign would have succeeded” makes someone sound pretty influential to me old pal, good or bad. I must say it is a bit of a let down Dic.kens, to find you can’t enlighten me as to who Fenscape is because you don’t know, very disappointing mate. So, apart from getting some practice in for Scrabble, it looks like your flowery verbals could be because you don’t like Fenscape’s posts being wittier than yours then, in which case I’d cut back on the Dom old pal, alcohol has a tendency to make some people pretty angry, and even though yours do produce a good laugh, they’re just not witty. As for “spews vacuous rants”, anything you’d like to say about Messrs Long and Daubney?

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    Honest John

    Monday, February 10, 2014

  • Looks like Mr Pickles is going too busy dealing with the flooding to come to a decision any time soon. And quite right too.

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    Bikerboy

    Sunday, February 9, 2014

  • It will be a great relief for all concerned if the incinerator is rejected by Eric Pickles. Life can go back to normality for residents of Norfolk. NCC will be jumping for joy behind closed doors because they will not have to divert recyclables to feed the burner as not to incur penalty charges. Lincolnshire and Suffolk burners are expected to be running under capacity before production starts.

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    Alan Allan

    Friday, February 7, 2014

  • Own goal scorer Fens.cr.ap trips over the oversized shoelaces on cue and trickles another one into his own teams net once again. The clown prince of the anti campaign is still struggling to work out what has been going on and his team of head scratching anti campaigners continue along their ill advised path having trampled on just about every green shoot that appeared right under their noses. Do remind me what the campaign HQ address is ? Oh yes, 23 Railway Cuttings East Cheam……..or was that another comedic den of hilarity…………?

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    Dickens

    Sunday, February 9, 2014

  • Back again 'Dr Smythe'? I wonder if you'd care to answer my previous question on another thread about your qualifications? You see, I can't seem to find you on any publicly held list of doctors.... Maybe - just maybe - you're not qualified to make those sorts of observations and are actually more Dr Spock than Dr Kildare?

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    Fenscape

    Friday, February 7, 2014

  • Mr Patel, please explain why anyone opposed to the incinerator would call Mr Pickles names? He has done nothing wrong, he listened to the public after receiving a record number of letters objecting to the plan and called in the application and a public inquiry was held.

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    Bikerboy

    Friday, February 7, 2014

  • The 'unspeakable damage' would have been allowing you to spread disinformation unchallenged, Di.cky dear. No wonder the campaign ignored you - I'm betting you hoped to use them to score political points but it's really backfired hasn't it?? That you are reduced to slumming it on a public comments section with the rest of us.... oh the shame!!!

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    Fenscape

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

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