…for assistance in leafleting and other PR activities against the incinerator at Javelin Park
Dear Kingsway Residents,
First of all, I would like to thank ‘wayofthekings’ for an excellent informative piece on the proposed mass burn incinerator at Javelin Park in Haresfield on 12th April 2012 (Editors Note: Here). Hopefully most of you are now well aware of the many reasons why the proposed incinerator should never be built.
As a mother-of-two, resident in Stonehouse, I am also very, very concerned that we may not prevent the incinerator being built next year if there are not enough Gloucestershire residents opposing this officially.
If you have not already done so, please send in a letter of objection to the planning application submitted by Urbaser Balfour Beatty, or object on-line via the GlosVAIN website or directly via the Gloucestershire County Council website as soon as possible. When I spoke to Ben Gilpin, the Senior Planning Officer of the Planning & Development Unit at Shire Hall on Monday 16th April, he confirmed that the original deadline of 17th April has been extended to Monday 21st May 2012. All objections submitted up to the new deadline of 21st May will definitely to be considered by the County Council Planning Committee. Furthermore, the Planning Committee must also consider any relevant objections raised after that date, as long as the objections are submitted before the Planning Committee meeting which determines the outcome of the planning application (Original determination date was in June, but this may now be postponed – possibly to late Summer or the Autumn).
For further information, you may wish to visit either or both of the websites below:
I am writing to appeal, on behalf of both anti-incinerator groups, GlosVAIN, and GlosAIN, for assistance in leafleting and other PR activities, particularly in Gloucester. We have had many volunteers assisting us in Stroud, Stonehouse, Quedgeley etc. but it has not been easy to find assistance in Gloucester city itself. There is a tentative plan to put up a small stand and banner at The Cross in Gloucester during a Farmers Market on a Friday, sometime over the next 4 weeks. In recent weeks, we have successfully obtained a few hundred signed standard letters of objection by asking members of the general public outside Tesco’s in Quedgeley & the Farmers Market in Stroud to sign letters of objection for submission to GCC. If nothing else, these signed standard letters of objection help show GCC the strength of local opposition to this unpopuler £500m project.
If you are able to assist in any way, please contact GlosVAIN as soon as possible by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Concerned resident in Stonehouse