NWI request incinerator application to be "called-in" to Secretary of State

The No Wey Incinerator Action Group wants the government to decide if a controversial incinerator can be built in the rural Wey Valley near Alton, the Alton Herald reports on its front page this week.


It has asked Robert Jenrick, the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, to take over the determination of Veolia's controversial planning application.


NWI believe that approving the commercial waste incinerator would have a serious long-term impact on nationally important issues including climate change.


Acting on advice of its consultants and lawyers - and supported by East Hampshire MP Damian Hinds and County Councillors Mark Kemp-Gee and Andrew Joy, the campaign group has asked the Secretary of State to use his powers to "call-in" the planning application because it involves issues of more than local importance.


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