Meeting on Wednesday at the Millennium Centre at 6pm- 7pm.
The meeting will be brief as the sole purpose will be to collate names of volunteers who can spare some time to deliver leaflets across Washington to help raise awareness.
Please pop in on Wednesday if you can spare some time and we will take your details.
Please visit our crowdfunding page to raise some much needed funds to help fight the monster incinerator…
Please click the link below to download our latest press release…
Planning update & information
Sunderland council have confirmed that the usual deadline for planning objections is 21 days, however due to the scheduled work on their website they have already taken this into consideration and extended the initial deadline to the 23rd allowing 28 days to object.
Please remember this is for “initial” objections and you can still continue to object to new concerns as information comes to light. Objections can be submitted until the planning meeting is held. There is not a date scheduled for the meeting as yet.
We need robust objections on planning grounds, please keep checking the portal for additional documentation from the applicant (eg RK, Pegasus etc) for example … They may see lots of objections based on health grounds following our submissions and produce an additional report to say all is safe. If this was the case, you should then object again to this report to say that you don’t agree and that you stand by and maintain your original objection… If you don’t re object RK could say that because they didn’t receive objections following the additional report then we have accepted the information provided. (I’m not saying this will happen but it may so please be vigilant and object accordingly)
We have acquired to following ( see below) from a concerned resident… It looks like Rolton Kilbride have not been honest with Kevin Fitzpatrick either.
Gasification is far from being proven in fact it has been shown not to work. The sites that RK have used as working examples use a different source of feedstock and on a much smaller scale. RK have been asked on numerous times to provide evidence of a site in operation today taking 215,000 tonnes of RDF – they are stiil to provide this evidence – why??? …. there isnt one in operation!
Look at the following link for more information regarding Gasification failures
SO, the protest at Nissan went off well and the guys are busy handing over the petition now to Cllr John Kelly at the Elms.
SHARON WRITES TO LOCAL COUNCIL ON ROLTON KILBRIDE PLANNING APPLICATION
This week, I have written a letter to Sunderland City Council regarding the proposed Rolton Kilbride Gasification plant in Washington, on behalf of constituents, to register my objection to the planning application which was received on the 23rd October.
This follows concerns raised by many constituents who have written to me over recent weeks and also from my research on the proposed plant, which included attending one of the public exhibitions put on for local residents by Rolton Kilbride.
After coming to an informed decision, I believe that this plant would not be beneficial to the local people of Washington and Sunderland West and have set out my reasoning for opposing the plant in a letter to the Council (see link), including: the impact on traffic and congestion in the area; the impact on the environment and the emissions that will be released; the impact on jobs, and; the impact on local communities in the immediate vicinity of the plant and the wider area.
I am encouraging as many local residents to submit their own comments on the planning application to ensure that the concerns of residents are registered fully and in numbers that show the wide-scale opposition to the plant. Local residents can submit their comments by going to Sunderland City Council’s website and logging in to add their comments.
FOLLOW THE LINK IN THE POST TO READ MY LETTER AND GO TO THE COUNCIL’S WEBSITE TO PUT FORWARD YOUR COMMENTS.
A CHANCE TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT!
2 events taking place tomorrow Friday the 3rd November.
1) “PEACEFUL” protest outside Nissan, 2.45pm -3.15pm meet at the Three Horse Shoes for 2.40pm.
2) Handing over of the petitions to the Council at Elm Tree Garden Centre 3.20pm – 3.45PM
Please remember to wear your T shirts and print a poster, there will only be a limited amount of posters available on the day, banners will also be taken for visual impact.
“Do not cause an obstruction or block the highway”.
This is a great opportunity to obtain some photographs that we can use for a media/press release to continue to raise awareness. We need GOOD publicity so it goes without saying conduct ourselves professionally.
*** more dates to follow***
OBJECTION DEADLINE FAST APPROACHING 23rd November get them submitted !!!
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