Harrogate says ‘no’ to incinerator

14/2/12     A young protestor Ashleigh Knights 4 from Green Hammerton holds aloft her banner protesting about the proposed  incinerator  with other protestors outside the  council officers in Harrogate yesterday(tues).
14/2/12 A young protestor Ashleigh Knights 4 from Green Hammerton holds aloft her banner protesting about the proposed incinerator with other protestors outside the council officers in Harrogate yesterday(tues).

HARROGATE Borough Council has voted strongly against plans for a waste incinerator at Allerton Park.

During a public meeting peppered with impassioned pleas by campaigners against the incinerator, 14 councillors voted strongly in opposition to the North Yorkshire County Council plans. There was one abstention.

Campaigners turned out in droves to Crescent Gardens today, where members of the Borough Council’s planning committee met to discuss their response to the plans.

The campaigners’ message was clear: “No waste incinerator in North Yorkshire.”

Speaking in opposition to the committee, Marton cum Grafton councillor Nicholas Wilson said: “There are alternative treatments out there. Places are turning their backs on incineration.

“You have seen the placards outside - ‘waste is a resource’.”

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