Last updated: 23/4/13
This page summarises the position of the Parish Councils Group of which Marton cum Grafton Parish Council is a member. The Group's position is based on a strong mandate from the majority of residents.
We are doing all we can to oppose the planning application, along with a number of neighbouring Parish Councils and NYWAG.
On 14 February NYCC granted planning permission for the incinerator scheme, subject to satisfactory financial close. One week later the Government withdrew PFI funding from the project. At that point many people thought the project was dead. This not the case as NYCC could potentially continue with alternative sources of funding, and it is why opposition groups have decided that it is necessary to mount a Judicial Review of the planning process. If you wish to support this legal action see the Opposing NYCC's plan page.
Here is our formal objection, submitted on 5 October 2012, to a document that appeared on NYCC's website with the other planning documents. NYCC claim they do not need to formally consult on this additional material. We strongly disagree.
Here is the formal objection we submitted to NYCC on 17 September 2012:
Here is the formal objection we submitted to NYCC on 31 January 2012:
Harrogate Borough Council meets on 14 February to decide how it will respond to the application.
For a concise overview of the opposing arguments:
If you want to be involved in fighting against NYCC and CYC's incinerator there are three ways you can help:
Offer your specialist knowledge to the Parish Council or NYWAG
Contribute to the fighting fund (barristers don't come cheap!)
Continue to lobby your elected representatives
If you are interested in the detailed arguments, download the following reports:
AmeyCespa's planning application was validated on 18 Oct 2011. You can download the planning documents from here: http://www.northyorks.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=17992.
Note: There are newly submitted documents (July 2012) under the headings: Further environmental information submitted under Regulation 22 of the EIA Regulations 2011 and Appendix B6 - Landscape Management Strategy at the bottom of the planning application webpage.