Interesting activity on the proposed site…

We have recieved the following information regarding the activity on the site of the proposed Incinerator. Cllr Fletcher contacted them on our behalf….

Good morning Cllr Fletcher.
As Les states in his earlier email the work area shown in the photos is the construction compound for the Councils A19 EZ3 development.

This purpose of the project is to provide opportunity for business investment and job creation and includes the following areas of work:
· Realignment of A1290 to the north of Elm Tree Farm Garden Centre (moves road away from the Severn Houses properties);

· Construction of new distributor road through the Enterprise Zone site;

· Widening of Nissan Way to dual carriageway.

The scheme has been developed to also provide a number of ancillary benefits including; improved pedestrian and cyclist facilities; improved bus stopping facilities; improvements to the roundabout at Sulgrave Road / A1290 and an ecological scheme of improvement to the Barmston Mere Nature Reserve.

I have attached a copy of the masterplan for the development showing the final layout of the development.

If you require any further info on this matter please don’t hesitate to contact me.



Chris Wells (Group Engineer)

Highways Design

Infrastructure & Transportation Department

Economy and Place Directorate

Jack Crawford House

Commercial Road



Tel. 0191 561 1616

You can STILL object!!!

Because the statutory period for the receipt of representations expired on 24 November 2017 objections cannot currently be made through the Council’s Public Access system. However, the Council will still accept representations made by email to and by post up to the publication of the committee report, the date for which has yet to be confirmed. The Public Access system will be re-opened once the additional information pursuant to the Council’s Regulation 25 request has been received and publicised.



It was good to meet with the committee running the “No Monster Incinerator in Washington” campaign, to discuss their work to oppose the proposed gasification plant that is currently under planning application, and also to get an update on their plans for the coming months.

The meeting was incredibly informative and I welcome the future plans of the Committee and wholeheartedly offered my support to them, and reaffirmed my opposition to this incinerator being built in Washington. In the coming months, I look forward to working closely with the committee and other residents on this issue facing Washington and the surrounding area.

During the meeting, we also discussed the most recent correspondence I had received from Rolton Kilbride (which can be found on my website) and we will be working together to analyse the response and write a letter back to them. The Committee will be feeding in their comments on the letter in due course, and I will be responding to Rolton Kilbride with further questions and concerns that I have.

This is an incredibly important issue which I know many local residents are deeply concerned about, and I fully share those concerns too. If any constituents wish to write to me with their concerns, then I will forward these on to the Council, so that the Planning Committee can take them into consideration as part of the on-going planning process.

It is of the utmost importance that the voices of local people are heard throughout this process and I will do all that I can to ensure that this happens.

Thank you,

Sharon Hodgson MP
Member of Parliament for
Washington & Sunderland West Constituency