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Javelin Park incinerator decision delayed again

Communities secretary Eric Pickles has again postponed making a decision on the Javelin park incinerator in Gloucestershire.

Eric Pickles

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.

Readers' comments (2)

  • My understanding is that, according to the DCLG, a decision could be made on or before (or after) the 22nd December 2014

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  • I quote the DCLG letter to local campaigners: "...Variation of timetable
    The Secretary of State considers that he will not be in a position to reach a decision on the above appeal by 30 November 2014, as previously notified, because of the need to allow parties time to deal with the new planning policy and new planning practice guidance referred to above. Therefore, in exercise of the power conferred on him by paragraph 6(2) of Schedule 2 to the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004, the Secretary of State hereby gives notice that he has varied the timetable for his decision previously set, and will now issue his decision on or before 22 December 2014..."

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