Greg Clarke MP, Minister for Decentralization in the Department for Communities & Local Government was urged by a deputation lead by Nadine Dorries MP to exercise his powers under the Planning Act 2008 to take the final decison rather than the IPC over whether the Covanta application should go ahead in Rookery Pit South.
The delegation (pictured below) visited the Minister in Parliament on Monday night , February 28th and comprised Stewart Long and Hugh Roberts from MMAG, Dave Cooper, (Stewartby Parish Council) & Our Marston Vale and Ian Pickering (Aspley Guise Parish Council) and also a leading light in the 25 Town and Parish Council initiative. The delegation together represent well over 125,000 residents!They hammered home the point again and again that the Government can take the final decision here and should do so. The Minister has taken away our views and will respond in due course.
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