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  • 30/10/2012 - 07:00

    Whilst WBAGI are very focussed on opposing the Grundon waste incinerator proposal we also have to be aware and consider the implications of any other industrial planning applications that are being sought in the local area, within the AONB. These could potentially set a very dangerous precedent, and we all know that exceptional circumstances have to be demonstrated for any development in the AONB. And close to WBAGI’s heart is protecting the AONB from inappropriate development.

  • 13/04/2012 - 07:00

    The planning application for the Grundon Incinerator has been refused

    Friday 13th April 2012

    The West Berkshire planning department have confirmed that the planning application, reference number 11/02644/COMIND, submitted by Grundon to build an Incineration facility on AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) land has been refused. The planning department have been contacting members of the public who commented on the application confirming their decision.

    The information provided by the West Berkshire planning department is as follows:

  • 11/11/2011 - 08:00

    Withholding of PFI cash due to protest is bad news for similar operations planned across country.

    Plans to reduce Britain's dependency on landfill sites by using waste to create electricity were thrown into doubt yesterday after the Government raised last-minute objections to a key scheme.

    Caroline Spelman, the Environment Secretary, has written to Norfolk County Council saying she is withholding £169 million of PFI funding for its waste incineration project until the council addresses local opposition.

  • 24/10/2011 - 09:37

    Community Information Day for the proposed Newbury Incinerator to be built at Old Kiln Farm.

    • Thursday 20th October 2011

    Grundon held a Community Information Day outlining the current state of the proposal for building an Incineration Facility in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

    For WBAGI's view on the Community Information Day held by Grundon please click here.

  • 22/08/2011 - 07:00

    The government’s conservation adviser warns the county council shouldn’t give the “energy from waste” plant planning permission unless it can be certain it will not have an adverse effect on The Wash and Roydon Common.

    In its response to consultation over the incinerator planning application, Natural England says the figures do not stack up, when it comes to claims over the impacts that the plant will have on the environment.

  • 20/07/2011 - 15:11

    On 12th July 2011, Grundon's appeal to West Berkshire Planning to extend the restoration time of the Beenham waste site back to agricultural land FAILED.
    Comment from Simon Conington, Vice Chair of WBAGI states,

  • 04/07/2011 - 07:00

    PRESS RELEASE - Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE)

  • 07/06/2011 - 07:00

    People are to be given the ability to protect environmentally and locally important special green spaces, Communities Secretary Eric Pickles and Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman announced today.

    The Natural Environment White Paper, published today, includes proposals to give communities new powers to designate protected green areas as part of local neighbourhood plans.

  • 24/02/2011 - 00:44

    Public exhibition for the proposed Incineration Facility at Old Kiln Farm, Chieveley.

    • Friday 11th February 2011
    • Saturday 12th February 2011

    Grundon held a Public Consultation outlining their current thinking on an Incineration Facility in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

    The documents below provide the information being made public by Grundon at this event.

  • 01/09/2010 - 07:00

    A waste company has been ordered to pay a total of £36,001 by magistrates after pleading guilty to breaching the conditions of its permit to run a Berkshire landfill site.

    Grundon Waste Management Ltd operates the landfill site at a disused quarry at Star Lane, Knowle Hill, which takes around 60,000 tonnes of biodegradable commercial and industrial waste annually.

    Bracknell Magistrates’ Court heard yesterday (Wednesday 29 September) that such sites can only operate legally if licensed by the Environment Agency.

  • 01/08/2010 - 21:57

    Waste Britain: Improved recycling rates mean that we may not have enough garbage to feed planned new plants

    Sunday, 1 August 2010

  • 11/02/2009 - 08:00

    A report moderated by J Thompson and HM Anthony

    Both the amount of waste and its potential toxicity are increasing. Available landfill sites are being used up, and incineration is being seen increasingly as a solution to the waste problem. This report examines the literature concerning the health effects of incinerators.

    To read the full article please click here to be taken to the British Society for Ecological Medicine.