Opposition grows to incinerator in Gloucestershire

November 12, 2010 10:54 AM

Local residents from Gloucestershire joined up with residents from other parts of the country at a meeting at the House of Commons in November to consider alternatives to incineration for dealing with our waste.

This issue is particularly relevant to residents in Bishops Cleeve and other local villages as much of the ash from incinerators is disposed of at Wingmoor Farm.

The meeting was chaired by Martin Horwood, MP for Cheltenham and Barbara Farmer from SWARD (Safety in Waste and Rubbish Disposal) gave a powerful presentation about the impact of disposing the ash at Wingmoor Farm on the local community.

Alistair Cameron, Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Spokesman who attended the meeting said: "It was very important to have this meeting so that MPs can consider alternatives to incineration which are cheaper, preserve our natural resources and are much less damaging to our environment."

In the meantime, many local residents were delighted to hear that the Coalition Government has withdrawn its support for a private finance initiative scheme which would have paid for an incinerator in Gloucestershire.

Alistair said: "This gives the County Council the chance to look at other alternatives to incineration. I hope they will seize this opportunity."