In October I wrote, on behalf of constituents, to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government regarding the proposed Recycling, Recovery and Renewable Energy Facility near Warnham. [See post 30th October 2019 https://www.jeremyquin.com/news/statement-regarding-proposed-incinerator]. This was in the light of the County Council’s decision to reject planning permission being taken to appeal. I requested that consideration be given to the appeal being “recovered” by the Secretary of State.
I have received an update from the department responding to my letter. It states that careful consideration will be given by Ministers as to whether the appeal should be recovered.
The Minister will write again when this is decided but in the meantime the appeal will not be determined until the question of recovery has been addressed.
I will post further statements as soon as I hear more from the Department.