The decision to grant permission for the new test incinerator on the edge of Darley Abbey and Breadsall villages, which will impact other nearby locations like Oakwood and Chester Green, as well as being right next to a park, to nature reserves and literally on the banks of the local river, is now with Court of Appeal.
We still desperately need your help to raise money to continue fighting this decision through the courts. Please go to our donate pages to see how easy it is to give whatever you feel you can.
We’ll be at the Hairy Helmet Relay in Darley Park on June 15th http://hairyhelmetrelay.co.uk/ - running to raise money for the campaign. Come down and sponsor us and cheer us on as we run laps of the park!
There will be further ways to support us coming soon, please watch this space and keep on the look out for updates - hell spread the word that we still need donations to keep our fight going!
A huge thank you everyone who attended Friday’s fundraising event (2 March). Despite the awful recent weather, over 100 people came along to the village hall in Darley Abbey to enjoy a superb auction led by Charles Hanson who excelled in his auctioneering skills to raise a great sum towards our campaign.
OARI would like to warmly thank Charles for coming out yesterday evening to run the auction and for everyone who placed bids.
Thanks also to local resident Caine for running the bar so smoothly - the bar is a local enterprise and Caine and his team do a variety of events, see: http://utterbarstewards.com
A big thanks also to an excellent provision of pizzas by regional company www.woodfiredpizzacompany.co.uk who fed us from their mobile wood fired pizza oven all night!
Thanks to Bezz and his disco, and also a big thank you to Sarah and Darley Abbey Village Stores for selling the tickets for the event, and to all local people who helped promote the night.
But the night could not have been a success without people coming along and spending money to raise funds for our campaign! So, a big thank you to you all once again, we’ll update a total very soon, and keep you posted on the next steps of the Judicial Review
We’d also like to thank all the sponsors who generously donated auction and raffle prizes, and stocked the bar so we could all have a brilliant evening.
We - a group of residents, parents and business owners living, working in and caring about the local areas of Derby north - are campaigning against the planned incinerator on Alfreton Road, Derby
On October 12th, Derby City Council passed the application for the ‘Development of facilities to enable the testing of a new technology based on a pyrothermic conversion process utilising SRF (solid recovered fuel) and erection of external 20 metre high chimney stack for a temporary period of 18 months.’
In layman’s terms, this equates to the development of a waste incinerator; right next to several densely populated residential areas including Darley Abbey, Breadsall, Oakwood, Chaddesden, Chester Green and Allestree; a World Heritage Site, Darley Park – enjoyed by thousands of people every week – as well as a nature reserve and the River Derwent. (And don’t be comforted by the 18 month temporary nature of this development – it will likely become a permanent ‘test’ site to enable the company behind the technology to make as much money as possible)
The full proposal – now passed by the Council - can be found here:
Up to date, a small group has been raising awareness and funds to gain legal advice against the proposals. Since permission was granted, a public meeting attended by over 80 local residents showed the concerns of many, and now a committee has been formed to fight this development going ahead.
WE NEED TO KEEP RAISING FUNDS IN ORDER TO STOP THIS DEVELOPMENT
The money shown on the Go Fund Me page is still being used to pay the experts who have helped us so far, but we are now raising a new amount for the next steps. Thank you to all who donated then, now and in the near future!