Urgent Help for June ’21

We now urgently need to raise funds for the second stage of the campaign! 

Powerfuel, the developers, will be dropping ‘revision documents’ into Dorset Council Planning any day now.  There is a short turnaround of approximately 30 days for us to comment and object.  The documents will be lengthy, complex and contain much technical detail. 

As in the first round of Planning, we again need to commission specialist consultants and also specialist environmental legal advice to scrutinise the documents and  lodge valid and effective objections.

Please donate all that you can and ask your family, friends, colleagues and anyone else you know to donate here too!  https://justgiving.com/crowdfunding/stopportlandwasteincinerator

We are fighting for the communities of Portland, Wyke, Weymouth,  Osmington and beyond to stop a proposal to build a mercantile waste incinerator plant on the north-east coast of the iconic Isle of Portland and the Jurassic World Heritage Coast.  

The South West already has surplus capacity in waste incineration and a new plant is finishing construction in Bridgewater.  Government waste data (2019) records all Dorset landfill is small quantities of inert rubble.  Dorset is a County leader for recycling.  Wales has stopped all new incinerators from being built.

The proposed plant is so large it will probably have to import waste from far beyond Dorset. It will emit totally unacceptable amounts of greenhouse gases and pollutants, whilst generating an additional 80 lorry journeys a day through our streets.