South West Wiltshire’s MP, Dr Andrew Murrison, chaired a round table hosted by U.K. Without Incinerators Network (UKWIN) last night.
UKWIN - a not for profit network of anti-incinerator campaigners - presented policy recommendations to combat the proliferation of incinerators across the U.K.
The event was apolitical in nature and attracted dozens of MPs, peers, councillors and researchers. In all, there were almost a hundred participants, including a strong showing from Andrew’s constituency.
Andrew was asked to chair the event based on his experiences opposing Northacre’s Westbury incinerator - which is currently in its Environment Agency public consultation phase.
He points out:
“In Westbury we have a strong history of successfully campaigning against air quality issues.”
During his opening remarks of the event, Andrew said:
“Events such as these are a vital opportunity for local anti-incinerator campaigners to exchange ideas and tactics. We are definitely stronger together.”
Andrew encourages all concerned constituents to voice their disapproval of the proposed Westbury incinerator whilst the public consultation phase is open until the 22nd January. More information can be found here: https://consult.environment-agency.gov.uk/psc/ba13-4we-northacre-renewable-energy-limited/