This below is a press release from the Breathe Clean Air Group.
Trafford Council’s challenge against the Barton Renewable Energy Plant, located in Davyhulme, Greater Manchester, is to take place in February.
The High Court hearing will be open to the public and will take place on 10th and 11th February at the Civil Justice Courts, Spinningfield, Manchester.
“This could be our last chance to stop this dirty, waste incinerator within the conventional process,” said Pete Kilvert, Chairman of the Breathe Clean Air Group. “Although the plant poses as an electricity generating power station, its real purpose is to incinerate the Peel Group’s waste from the Trafford Shopping Centre and other Peel developments. The term biomass is misleading in order to acquire massive grants of taxpayers’ money from the Government”.
The Breathe Clean Air Group has been campaigning for over three years to prevent the incinerator being built. They say that its out-dated technology, its inadequate filtration system and its very short chimney stack will not be able to prevent dangerous particles and heavy metals from polluting the neighbourhood, resulting in serious health impacts on local people in the short and long-term future.
“We are extremely grateful that a united Trafford Council has had the courage and the tenacity to take on the Government and this multi-billion pound corporation,” said Pete Kilvert. “The BCAG campaign has clearly shown that the people of Trafford do not want this 40 metre high monstrosity dominating the skyline and polluting our community for the next 25 years.”
Members of the public wishing to attend the Hearing should keep an eye on BCAG’s website, www.BreatheCleanAirGroup.co.uk for starting times and any last minute changes.