Thanks to your donations, we have succeeded in presenting our case to the Courts. In addition, the company behind the development, Envirofusion, have now VACATED the premises on Alfreton Rd
Whilst this is really positive progress, we still have the matter of the planning permission to deal with, as planning permission remains for an incinerator to be established on this site
Our specialist legal team are currently challenging this permission in the Court of Appeal, but, to continue to fight our case, we MUST raise a further £6000
We need to raise this sum before the end of August, to help us to overturn the planning permission (granted by Derby City Council), so that NO OTHER company can use the site for this type of development
That’s just 300 households each donating £20 – WE CAN DO THIS!
HEALTH & SAFETY –there are very real risks of explosion and fire - putting at risk the lives of people living and working in the area
EMISSIONS & POLLUTANTS - the technology has never before been tested therefore there is no assurance that this site will not be pumping out noxious and potentially lethal fumes
HERITAGE & ECOLOGY – this site is on the boundary of a UNESCO World Heritage Site and sits on the banks of the river Derwent with its precious eco-system and less than ¼ mile from a public park and local nature reserves
As some of you will be aware, the company Envirofusion has vacated the premises on Alfreton Road. Whilst this may look promising, the state of play does not alter at all; as the planning permission is attached to the land, not the company, and is therefore still in place to allow a test incinerator to be built.
With Envirofusion leaving the site, it doesn’t stop the development still going ahead under different circumstances.
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.
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!