Friends of the Earth Cardiff - Butetown http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/tags/butetown/feed en Environment Bill may stop incinerator contract http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/environment-bill-may-stop-incinerator-contract <p><img width="500" height="375" alt="Black waste bags containing recyclable items" src="/files/foecardiff/images/black_waste_bag.jpg" /></p> <p>The Prosiect Gwyrdd contract to burn waste in Viridor&rsquo;s Cardiff incinerator may be stopped by the Environment Bill. The council was due to be sign an expensive 25-year contract with Viridor at the end of September, but it is threatened by the draft Bill which was published on 23rd October.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/environment-bill-may-stop-incinerator-contract">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/environment-bill-may-stop-incinerator-contract#comments archive Waste Butetown Cardiff Splott waste Wed, 27 Nov 2013 18:50:22 +0000 Chris 587 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Desision on incinerator planning enforcement postponed http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/desision-incinerator-planning-enforcement-postponed <p><img width="300" height="209" alt="Chimney belching smoke" src="/files/foecardiff/images/Incinerator_Chimney_Smoke_300x209.jpg" /></p> <p><em>Photo: Chris Brown, Cardiff Friends of the Earth</em></p> <p>At the Planning committee yesterday all three councillors for Splott &ndash; Gretta Marshall, Huw Thomas, and Luke Holland &ndash; said that they believed enforcement action should be taken to stop Viridor&rsquo;s unauthorised building of the Cardiff incinerator.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/desision-incinerator-planning-enforcement-postponed">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/desision-incinerator-planning-enforcement-postponed#comments archive Waste Butetown Cardiff Splott waste Thu, 10 Jan 2013 18:06:48 +0000 Chris 550 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Who is in charge of planning in Cardiff? http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/who-charge-planning-cardiff <p><img width="300" height="209" alt="Chimney belching smoke" src="/files/foecardiff/images/Incinerator_Chimney_Smoke_300x209.jpg" /></p> <p><em>Photo: Chris Brown, Cardiff Friends of the Earth</em></p> <p>Are the elected councillors in charge of planning in Cardiff or Viridor?</p> <p>Viridor started building their incinerator in August 2012 without having met all the planning conditions set by Cardiff Council.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/who-charge-planning-cardiff">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/who-charge-planning-cardiff#comments archive Waste Butetown Cardiff Splott waste Mon, 17 Dec 2012 17:10:41 +0000 Chris 549 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Stop Cardiff Council dropping incinerator planning conditions http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/stop-cardiff-council-dropping-incinerator-planning-conditions <p><img width="300" height="209" alt="Chimney belching smoke" src="/files/foecardiff/images/Incinerator_Chimney_Smoke_300x209.jpg" /></p> <p><em>Photo: Chris Brown, Cardiff Friends of the Earth</em></p> <p>Viridor want Cardiff Council to discharge almost all of the conditions on the incinerator even though they haven't complied with them.</p> <p>Cardiff Council imposed a number of planning conditions on Viridor when they gave planning permission for the incinerator in 2010. These include:</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/stop-cardiff-council-dropping-incinerator-planning-conditions">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/stop-cardiff-council-dropping-incinerator-planning-conditions#comments archive Waste Butetown Cardiff Splott waste Sat, 15 Dec 2012 18:22:31 +0000 Chris 548 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Incinerator planning decision delayed http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/incinerator-planning-decision-delayed <p><img width="300" height="209" src="/files/foecardiff/images/Incinerator_Chimney_Smoke_300x209.jpg" alt="Chimney with smoke coming out of it." /></p> <p><em>Photo: Chris Brown, Cardiff Friends of the Earth</em></p> <p>Cardiff Council have withdrawn Viridor's application for discharging planning preconditions on the Cardiff incinerator from both the August and September planning meetings.</p> <p>Cardiff Against the Incinerator (CATI) have submitted evidence backing up their claims that:</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/incinerator-planning-decision-delayed">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/incinerator-planning-decision-delayed#comments archive Waste Butetown Cardiff Splott waste Wed, 05 Sep 2012 15:23:17 +0000 Chris 532 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Ditch the Cardiff waste incinerator http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/ditch-cardiff-waste-incinerator <p><img width="300" height="209" alt="Chimney belching smoke" src="/files/foecardiff/images/Incinerator_Chimney_Smoke_300x209.jpg" />&nbsp;</p> <p><em>Photo: Cardiff Friends of the Earth</em></p> <p>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.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/ditch-cardiff-waste-incinerator">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/ditch-cardiff-waste-incinerator#comments archive Waste Butetown Cardiff Splott waste Tue, 03 Jul 2012 17:45:01 +0000 Chris 520 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Object to Cardiff incinerator planning conditions http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/object-cardiff-incinerator-planning-conditions <p><img width="300" height="209" alt="Chimney belching smoke" src="/files/foecardiff/images/Incinerator_Chimney_Smoke_300x209.jpg" /></p> <p><em>Photo: Cardiff Friends of the Earth</em></p> <p>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.</p> <p><strong>You must respond to the consultation by 12 August 2012.</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/object-cardiff-incinerator-planning-conditions">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/object-cardiff-incinerator-planning-conditions#comments archive Waste Butetown Cardiff Splott waste Sun, 01 Jul 2012 11:37:36 +0000 Chris 525 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Stop Cardiff Council rubbish estimates http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/stop-cardiff-council-rubbish-estimates <p><img width="500" height="359" src="/files/foecardiff/images/Cardiff_recycling_lorry_2011.jpg" alt="Cardiff recycling lorry" /></p> <p><em>Photo: Chris Brown, Cardiff Friends of the Earth</em></p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/stop-cardiff-council-rubbish-estimates">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/stop-cardiff-council-rubbish-estimates#comments archive Waste Butetown Cardiff Splott waste Tue, 07 Feb 2012 15:20:23 +0000 Chris 492 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Incinerator plans a load of rubbish http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/incinerator-plans-load-rubbish <p>&nbsp;<img width="500" height="375" alt="Anti-incinerator protestors outside the National Assembly of Wales building" src="/files/foecardiff/images/National_Assembly_incinerator_protest3.jpg" /></p> <p>The protest against incineration at the Welsh Assembly <em>Photo: Chris Brown, Cardiff Friends of the Earth</em></p> <p>Campaigners from Cardiff, Merthyr Tydfil and Newport protested today at the National Assembly of Wales today against Welsh Government sponsored incineration schemes. This comes against a background of council incompetence and incinerator bids collapsing.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/incinerator-plans-load-rubbish">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/incinerator-plans-load-rubbish#comments archive Waste Butetown Cardiff Splott waste Tue, 15 Nov 2011 16:51:37 +0000 Chris 465 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Assembly anti-incinerator lobby http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/assembly-anti-incinerator-lobby <p><img width="300" height="209" alt="Incinerator chimney belching smoke" src="/files/foecardiff/images/Incinerator_Chimney_Smoke_300x209.jpg" /></p> <p>Cardiff Against the Incinerator, Stop Newport Incinerator Campaign, and United Valleys Action Group would like you to tell your AM face-to-face that you don't want incinerators in Wales.</p> <p>We are holding a mass rally at the National Assembly building in Cardiff Bay on 15 November 2011 at 12 pm and you will be able to voice your concerns about the proposals to build incinerators to your AM.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/assembly-anti-incinerator-lobby">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/assembly-anti-incinerator-lobby#comments archive Waste Butetown Cardiff Splott waste Fri, 04 Nov 2011 22:20:00 +0000 Chris 462 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk