We finally did it!
7th April 2014 marks the end for Cory Wheelabrator’s proposed incinerator. Bill Borret led incinerator supporters on the Conservative benches in a desperate bid to resuscitate this fatally flawed vanity project; thankfully they failed. The Full Council vote to condemn the contract simply left the Cabinet to pronounce the time of death.
The Willows incinerator has been watched nationally because of the overwhelming “No” vote in West Norfolk. The PFI money was pulled by Central Government as there was “no need.” There is no need for incineration in King’s Lynn as there is no need for new incineration capacity nationally.
Today’s decision is a testament to the power of community. One voice of reason can be heard and many voices can effect change. The residents of West Norfolk are proof of that.
The job is only half done. KLWIN will now press for the more cost effective, environmentally friendly and socially acceptable solutions.
An effective start to this process is to consider county-wide food waste collections for anaerobic digestion or composting facilities.
Finally KLWIN would like to thank all those who have supported the campaign.