Public inquiry starts next Tuesday

News release PR 2176


Issued 18 February 2013


In anticipation of the start of the public inquiry next week, which will consider the plans to build an energy from waste incinerator at Saddlebow, King's Lynn, all the background documents relevant to the inquiry are now available to view at the borough council offices at King's Court, Chapel Street, King's Lynn.

The documents will be available until the end of the day on Monday, 25 February 2013.

The inquiry will start at 10am on Tuesday, 26 February 2013 at King's Lynn Corn Exchange. Free car parking spaces are being reserved on the Tuesday Market Place and on the gravel car park on Chapel Street, for people attending the inquiry.

Cllr Nick Daubney, Leader of the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk, said: " This is a big issue for west Norfolk and it is crucial that as many people as possible come along to hear proceedings and to participate in this inquiry. All along we have said that the only fair way to determine this matter was to have an independent public inquiry, where all concerned parties are able to put forward their points, which will then be considered by an independent inspector."

Anyone who wishes to speak at the inquiry, should register with the Programme Officer Graham Groom. Graham Groom, Persona Associates, East Suite, Barclays House, 51 Bishopric, Horsham, West Sussex, RH12 1QJ. Email: Telephone: 01403 219899 or 01403 217799

Due to the ill health of the proposed inspector, the Planning Inspectorate have had to secure a new Planning Inspector for this inquiry at short notice. Liz Hill has now been appointed as the Planning Inspector and will hear the opening submissions on 26 February. It is then believed that there will be a short adjournment of around 7 days before the inquiry starts again at the Professional Development Centre, Kilham's Way, King's Lynn. Details of any adjournment are expected to be confirmed shortly.

Cllr Daubney added: "Any delay at this stage is unfortunate, as all parties have their witnesses and legal support lined up. We can accommodate a small amount of slippage, but would hope this is no longer than the few days already intimated by the Planning Inspectorate. As soon as details are confirmed we will publish them on our website."


Last updated: 22 February 2013
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