FINAL VICTORY IN CAMPAIGN AGAINST NEW BARNFIELD INCINERATOR
Congratulations to everyone who helped to achieve this victory
Hatfield against Incineration are extremely pleased that Veolia are not challenging the decision against an incinerator at New Barnfield made by the inspector who led the Public Inquiry and two Secretaries of State.
It’s been a very long campaign, since 2009, and we have shown that our united local community can win against Herts County Council and Veolia, who together tried to impose this monstrous, polluting, and expensive incinerator on us.
Now we urge Herts County Council to end their contract with Veolia. Veolia have presented HCC with a secret revised project plan, which is very likely to be an incinerator in another part of Hertfordshire. We urge HCC to realise that they don’t need an expensive and polluting incinerator in this county, as there is massive provision of incinerator capacity in neighbouring counties which can be used until reduce, re-use, re-cycle has been improved so that incineration is not needed.
We now urge HCC to make use of the previously-developed part of the New Barnfield site for purposes which are beneficial to people and do not spoil the natural environment.
HCC has wasted £12 to 13 million of our money on the New Barnfield project, and thousands have had to be spent opposing it. Now HCC needs to start listening to what residents tell them.
This victory is due to the efforts of the whole community working together. Now the community needs to continue to work together to obtain much-needed improvements in Hatfield, to make it the attractive place it could and should be.