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MP backs campaign against Ford incinerator

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Protest against a large scale waste incinerator, which is proposed on land at the old Ford airfield. Pictured are protesters with, MP Nick Gibb (centre) and members of Ford Parish Council. Ford.

L03110H14-IncineratorProtest Protest against a large scale waste incinerator, which is proposed on land at the old Ford airfield. Pictured are protesters with, MP Nick Gibb (centre) and members of Ford Parish Council. Ford.

MP Nick Gibb and nearly 100 residents and councillors attended a demonstration against plans to build an incinerator in Ford.

Ford Parish Council organised the meeting on Friday at the Flying Fortress, which is metres away from where the proposed incinerator would be built.

The company behind the plans, Grundon, says the facility would generate enough energy to power 29,000 homes.

But residents and parish councillors have expressed concerns at the effects the plant could have on the environment, as well as the number of lorry movements and the damage this could cause to local roads.

Bognor Regis and Littlehampton MP Nick Gibb attended the demonstration to lend his support to Ford Parish Council, which has been campaigning against the plans.

He said: “I’m here to support Ford Parish Council and local residents in fighting a proposal for Grundon to establish a waste incinerator plant on this particular piece of land.

“People are concerned about the health implications of incinerating 200,000 tonnes of industrial and commercial waste every year, they are worried about having a 50 metre chimney stack and the effect that will have on tourism and the beauty of the area, but most importantly they are worried about 60 lorries a day, big lorries, 20, 30 tonne lorries coming on to the site each day and that scepticism about whether it will be just 60 or more.”

For the full story, read the Littlehampton Gazette, out from Thursday, January 23.

 

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