Avain march for power plant protest

AN ACTION group opposed to plans for a controversial waste incinerator in Pye Bridge are set to march in protest.

Members of Avain (Amber Valley Against Incineration) plan to meet at Riddings Community Centre, at 10.30am, on Saturday, July 2, and walk to Pye Bridge, at the B600 junction for 11.30am.

Spokesperson Kathryn Reveille said: “At the moment the community think the planning of this incinerator is done and dusted because the last piece of media coverage was about the Environment Agency permit.

“This is currently in draft format and is completely useless without planning permission. Other incinerator applications in Sinfin, Chesterfield and Rainworth were all granted an EA permit but planning was rejected on all these.”

Derbyshire County Council had asked for more information from applicants Warwick Energy Ltd about projected traffic movements if the fuel for the incinerator was made off site.

The firm says the £8m plant would provide energy to power 7,700 homes a year and create ten new jobs.