Covanta: Judicial Review will only delay and not stop the incinerator

Covanta: Judicial Review will only delay and not stop the incinerator

Local campaigners are hoping that the Judicial Review (JR) into the Environment Agency’s decision to issue a permit for Covanta’s energy-from-waste plant at Stewartby will be the start of the end of the plant.

Bedfordshire Against Covanta Incinerator (BACI) went to the High Court in May and a judge found that the group “identified arguable grounds” to have their case heard.

The JR will only be looking into the issuing of the permit and not into the planning permission.

Covanta’s Head of UK & Europe, Tom Koltis, feels that October’s JR will not stop the Rookery South incinerator. In an interview with the Chronicle he said that to him the most the JR could do is delay the construction schedule.

Stewartby Operatic Society’s latest production

Stewartby Operatic Society present Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic operetta “Ruddigore”.

Ruddigore is a comic operetta tale of a witch’s curse coming between two people in love, a classic villain, a troupe of professional bridesmaids and a gallery of disgruntled ghosts.

It all ends happily and includes some delightful music. 20th to 24th November at Stewartby Village Hall.

Tickets £10 on Tuesday and £12 on other days. Tickets and more details from www.saods.org.uk.

Bedford & Milton Keynes Waterway Trust is looking for volunteers

The Bedford & Milton Keynes Waterway Trust is calling for volunteers from Marston Vale to help to
deliver a waterway linking the Grand Union Canal in Milton Keynes to the Great Ouse in Bedford.

The volunteers would help to shape and promote the waterway.

But is the Trust worried that by taking money from controversial developments, such as the Covanta Energy Recovery Facility, that residents would oppose the waterway?

Stewartby News and information

Stewartby is a village and civil parish in Bedfordshire, England. It was originally built for the workers of the London Brick Company.

Stewartby parish also includes Kempston Hardwick.

Stewartby changed its name from Wootton Pillinge in 1937 in honour of the Stewart family, who were directors of London Brick Company since 1900.

The brickworks was home to the world’s biggest kiln and produced 18 million bricks at the height of production.

Stewartby is in Bedford Borough Council’s Elstow and Stewartby Ward

MP: Ms.Nadine Dorries MP

Ward Councillor: Tim Hill

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