March 10, 2018

Stop It!

Stand up against the outrageous promotion of Biomass commissioning by NRW

Natural Resources Wales (NRW) decided at last week’s meeting that commissioning the plant would start on Monday 12th.  No senior officer from the Vale Council was present and NRW ignored the fact that the Vale’s planning processes are far from complete.

Though the lack of a discharge consent from Dwr Cymru spiked NRW’s plan, their announcement of the programme is equivalent without the name. 

The Vale Council still has control, yet NRW are acting as if they are in charge and are promoting the company’s interest.  Time for the Vale Council to assert itself on behalf of Barry people!

Below is a pre-drafted ‘urgent call’ letter which you can send off by filling in your name and address. Emails will be sent directly to Vale of Glamorgan council & Natural Resources Wales.

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[ecampaign] {to* jwthomas@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk, John.Hogg@cyfoethnaturiolcymru.gov.uk, c1v@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk,planning@beautifulbarry.co.uk,
alun.cairns.mp@parliament.uk, Hannah.Blythyn@assembly.wales, Jane.Hutt@assembly.wales, andrewrt.davies@assembly.wales, Neil.McEvoy@assembly.wales,

contactus@futuregenerations.wales, water.enquiries@dwrcymru.com,

 
jan.williams7@wales.nhs.uk, huw.brunt@wales.nhs.uk, fiona.kinghorn@wales.nhs.uk,

editorial@glamorgan-gem.co.uk, barrynews@barryanddistrictnews.co.uk, newsonline.wales@bbc.co.uk, radiowales@bbc.co.uk, newsdesk@walesonline.co.uk, Steffan.messenger@bbc.co.uk, dispatches@channel4.co.uk,
panorama.reply@bbc.co.uk, letters@dailymail.co.uk, strobes@private-eye.co.uk}
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To whom it may concern,

I call upon the VoG Council leadership to declare that the VoGC do not agree commissioning can go ahead, seeing that necessary planning requirements are unfulfilled.  The Vale Council is the lead authority, with the present phase still called “construction”.

The Vale Council still has control, yet NRW are acting as if they are in charge and are promoting the company’s interest.  Time for the Vale Council to assert itself on behalf of Barry people!

I also believe that NRW should await the EIA decision by the Minister, as the EIA Directive forbids the UK from granting the final operational consent without EIA of this large incinerator. In this regards if this opportunity is not taken and a full EIA is not conducted, I feel it will negatively impact on my immediate and future well being.

If necessary, issue an injunction to stop the commissioning activities, on the basis of the EIA Directive; also that the NRW Condition PO5 (sewer discharge consent) is not yet met (or even guaranteed to be met).

Yours faithfully,
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