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Cardiff incinerator court case to go ahead

 incinerator chimney with black smoke

Photo: Chris Brown, Cardiff Friends of the Earth

Cardiff High Court agreed yesterday that the legal action brought by Cardiff Against the Incinerator to force Cardiff Council to take action to stop Viridor building the dirty, wasteful and expensive Cardiff incinerator should be heard in the next two weeks.

Stop Cardiff incinerator getting the waste contract

incinerator chimney with black smoke

Photo: Chris Brown, Cardiff Friends of the Earth

Prosiect Gwyrdd partnership board have anounced they have choosen Viridor as "preferred bidder". The decision ignores Viridor's unlawful building of the Cardiff incinerator.

The decision will go to each of the councils for ratification during the next month.

Desision on incinerator planning enforcement postponed

Chimney belching smoke

Photo: Chris Brown, Cardiff Friends of the Earth

At the Planning committee yesterday all three councillors for Splott – Gretta Marshall, Huw Thomas, and Luke Holland – said that they believed enforcement action should be taken to stop Viridor’s unauthorised building of the Cardiff incinerator.

Who is in charge of planning in Cardiff?

Chimney belching smoke

Photo: Chris Brown, Cardiff Friends of the Earth

Are the elected councillors in charge of planning in Cardiff or Viridor?

Viridor started building their incinerator in August 2012 without having met all the planning conditions set by Cardiff Council.

Stop Cardiff Council dropping incinerator planning conditions

Chimney belching smoke

Photo: Chris Brown, Cardiff Friends of the Earth

Viridor want Cardiff Council to discharge almost all of the conditions on the incinerator even though they haven't complied with them.

Cardiff Council imposed a number of planning conditions on Viridor when they gave planning permission for the incinerator in 2010. These include:

Incinerator planning decision delayed

Chimney with smoke coming out of it.

Photo: Chris Brown, Cardiff Friends of the Earth

Cardiff Council have withdrawn Viridor's application for discharging planning preconditions on the Cardiff incinerator from both the August and September planning meetings.

Cardiff Against the Incinerator (CATI) have submitted evidence backing up their claims that:

Ditch the Cardiff waste incinerator

Chimney belching smoke 

Photo: Cardiff Friends of the Earth

The Ombudsman decided that the previous Cardiff council administration was guilty of maladministration because they failed to consult Cardiff people properly on the Cardiff incinerator planning application.

Object to Cardiff incinerator planning conditions

Chimney belching smoke

Photo: Cardiff Friends of the Earth

Viridor's Cardiff incinerator development has now reached a critical stage. Pressure from Cardiff Against the Incinerator has forced Cardiff Council to comply with planning law by consulting local residents on the planning conditions.

You must respond to the consultation by 12 August 2012.

Stop Cardiff Council rubbish estimates

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Photo: Chris Brown, Cardiff Friends of the Earth

Cut the waste food mountain

 Waste food in a bin bag

Waste food. Photo: Chris Brown, Cardiff Friends of the Earth

New figures from the Waste and Resources Action Programme (Wrap) show a big improvement in the amount of food waste, but households are still throwing out £12 billion a year of usable food.

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