Hertfordshire County Council’s Cabinet today decided to appoint Veolia ES Aurora Limited as their preferred bidder to build an “Energy from Waste” incinerator in Hertfordshire. Veolia plans to build the facility at New Barnfield in South Hatfield.
The alternative bidder was E.ON who proposed building the facility at Harper Lane, near Radlett.
The full Press release is here: News Release on Decision
Hertfordshire County Council has published the Agendas for the two meetings on Thursday 28 April which will decide the fate of the “Energy from Waste” Incinerator project.
They have also published a detailed (60 page!) document item3progcabinet280411 explaining the whole Waste Procurement Programme.
But the papers relating to the “Closed” sections of the meetings at which the decision on the preferred bidder will be discussed are not, of course, available to us!
A Press Release will be issued following the Cabinet meeting at around 2 pm.
There will be a community meeting at Radlett United Synagogue at 8pm on Wednesday 11th May to discuss the proposed Incinerator at Harper Lane, Radlett. This will be hosted by the campaign group, WING, so please come along to show your support.
The final decision on a waste incinerator is being made on 28 April and is the result of a long-running procurement process between Herts County Council, EON (for Radlett) and Veolia (for Hatfield). While we cannot prevent the selection process going ahead (and will know the result before this meeting) we can certainly influence all steps the Council need to take after 28 April before any incinerator becomes a reality.
The presentation made at the Public Meeting at the Radlett Centre on 24 March is now available on this website here
Letters exchanged between our legal advisers Anthony Collins and Hertfordshire County Council and letters sent by WING to Councillors are also now on this website here
Some pictures from our Public Meeting at the Radlett Centre on Thursday 24 March 2011
Thank you for all the positive feedback on our meeting last week. We asked you to write to the County Councillors who are members of the Cabinet and we know many of you have done so. We asked for people to come forward as “road stewards” and we have had lots of volunteers but we still need more please!
Please keep writing and emailing the County Councillors so they can be in no doubt about the views of local residents about the proposed Harper Lane incinerator. And please keep donating money to our fighting funds and encourage all your friends and neighbours to do so too.
We will need to move quickly if E.ON and Harper Lane are selected on 28 April!
You can now follow WING on Twitter. Our Twitter feed is www.twitter.com/WINGRadlett
Thank you very much to everyone who came to our Public Meeting last night. It was wonderful to see so many people packing the Radlett Centre!
Thanks also to our guest speakers, James Clappison MP, Anne Main MP and David Ashton.
The question we were most asked last night was “What can we do now?” and the answer is that you can write, phone or email the ten people who will be making the decision about the Incinerator on 28 April and tell them your views on this.
They are the Hertfordshire County Council Cabinet, consisting of the Leader of the Council Robert Gordon plus nine other Councillors. You can find full contact details for all of them here
And you can also help us by making a donation to our fighting fund (details here).
Don’t forget our Public Meeting this Thursday 24th March at 8 pm at the Radlett Centre, 1 Aldenham Avenue, Radlett.
Speakers will include Hertsmere MP James Clappison and St Albans MP Anne Main as well as WING Chairman Janie Jackson-Spillman and David Ashton of Herts Without Waste.
We expect a large number of people so make sure you get to the Centre on time please!
BBC TV London News is running a story about the Hertfordshire Incinerator TODAY, Wednesday 16th March which includes an interview with Clive Glover from WING. You can see it after the main news at 1, 6 and 10 PM today.
Herts County Councillor Deputy leader David Lloyd was a member of the panel on Radio Verulam’s Your Questions programme recorded last night in St Albans and was involved in some heated exchanges about the Incinerator. You can hear this programme this Sunday evening 20th March at 6 pm on Radio Verulam 92.6 FM.
St Albans MP Anne Main was interviewed about the Incinerator last Friday on Radio Verulam’s Friday Focus programme where she made clear her total opposition to it being located at Harper Lane and expressed some scepticism about whether an incinerator was needed at all. You can hear this programme here.