Communities secretary Eric Pickles has again postponed making a decision on the Javelin park incinerator in Gloucestershire.
A spokesperson for the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) said: “This is a complex planning application which is being considered with due process. We are carefully considering post-inquiry representations and have allowed extra time for interested parties to consider how our new planning practice guidance on waste may affect the case. A decision will be made in due course.”
DCLG has published new planning guidelines for waste developments that will sit alongside the Government’s National Planning Policy Framework.
Pickles was due to make a decision by 30 November after the deadline was postponed from 17 September. DCLG has not indicated when a decision is now expected for (UPDATE: see comments below).
Urbaser Balfour Beatty (UBB), the firm building the Javelin Park facility, started the appeal process in June 2013 when Gloucestershire County Council refused planning permission for the 190,000 tonne a year plant.
UBB said at the time that the planning application was in line with all relevant planning policy and should therefore receive planning permission.