Veolia don’t know when to stop digging

August 20, 2014 12:00 AM
By Cllr Malcolm Cowan

LibDem county councillor Malcolm Cowan has added his voice to the criticism of Veolia for trying to get a judicial review of the decision not to allow the incinerator at New Barnfield.

'There were very solid planning reasons why the incinerator was turned down, and this was supported by minister Eric Pickles. Do Veolia really think this can be overturned?' he asked.

'I also question whether the Tory-run county council is really not behind this. It is hard to believe Veolia are doing this entirely on their own, without encouragement from HCC, when they are in a contract with them.

'The people of Hatfield have suffered enough, it is time the council concentrated on a Plan B which reflects current technologies, not pursuing something that is probably out of date, as well as certainly being in the wrong place' he said.