NO Giant Incinerator at Cambridge! PETITION

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We, the undersigned, are opposed to the giant Amey Cespa waste incinerator proposal for Cambridge.

The application for an incinerator was rejected in 2018 by Cambridgeshire County Council (on ground of severe harm to landscape and heritage) BUT the developers are appealing so           WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT AGAIN.

  • The Waterbeach incinerator will be at Waterbeach, opposite the proposed New Town and schools on the A10, next door to ancient Denny Abbey, and only 3-4 miles away from schools in Cottenham. The huge furnaces will burn 24/7 for 35+ years.
  • The chimney will tower to 80 metres – taller than Ely Cathedral which is 66 metres high.
  • Particle emissions, dioxins and heavy metals from incinerators travel for miles and are believed to affect health. Incineration reduces recycling rates and contributes to climate change.
  • To make it profitable, waste deliveries will come in from TEN counties as well as from Cambridgeshire, making our area a dumping ground. The A10 is already at capacity.
  • This is NOT the right place for an incinerator, being so close to housing and schools.
  • It is not the solution that scientists RECOMMEND for managing waste, creating energy from waste or protecting the climate.
  • Recently the Secretary of State for communities has decided to 'call in' the appeal which means that after the public inquiry in November 2019, the appeal inspector will send a final report to the then Secretary of State for communities and they ALONE will decide the fate of this industrial burner. 


CBWIN are a group of residents who got together after becoming uncomfortable about the Amey Cespa plan for a giant waste incinerator in Cambridge.  We are not activists or politicians, just ordinary people with busy home and professional lives trying to protect health, environment and democracy in Cambridge.  We strongly support the decision last year to reject the application by our county council, district councillors, parish councils and MPs. 


Please support this COMMUNITY campaign.


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