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Campaigners pledge to fight on against Norfolk incinerator

Campaigners against a planned incinerator in Norfolk have pledged to take their fight to central government after settling the bill from their doomed bid for a judicial review.

King’s Lynn Without Incineration this week handed over a cheque for £15,000 to Norfolk County Council for costs ordered by the courts when the judicial review bid was turned down.

The group’s founder, Michael de Whalley, told MRW the group would continue fundraising as it looked to escalate its opposition to the incinerator.

“The campaign is still very much alive. We have got into the swing of raising money and we plan to get more funds as soon as possible,” he said.

“We will put pressure on central government to call in the planning application, and will also oppose the Environment Agency permitting of the plant.”

In December, the Administrative Court of the Royal Courts of Justice turned down a bid for a judicial review into Norfolk County Council’s decision to award a contract for the £500m Willows Power and Recycling Facility to Anglo-US consortium Cory Wheelabrator.

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