People Power to Welcome IPC visit to Rookery Pit South

Press Release

MMAG and its sister action groups have organised a demonstration to coincide with the visit of the Infrastructure Planning Committee (IPC) commissioners, Covanta and elected Councillors to Rookery Pit South.  The demonstration on Friday 4 February at 10.30 a.m. will be addressed by Nadine Dorries MP and other local politicians and influencers are likely to attend.

Local communities have united in opposition to plans for a giant regional incinerator that would dominate the local area, particularly the Millennium Country Park and views from Ampthill Park. The proposal would lead to a return to an industrialised landscape for an area identified for reforestation and one seeking to establish itself as a tourist destination.

Covanta, currently with no contracts for their monster incinerator, plan to operate 365 days a year, 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. six days a week and every bank holiday. In doing so bringing permanent light and noise pollution to a uniquely quiet area and destroying any benefit from the recently opened dualled A421.

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  • MMETAG was formed on June 24th 2008 to organise opposition to the
    eco-towns, has no political affiliations and was reformed as MMAG to
    campaign for sustainable and appropriate development.
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