Jane Hutt AM recently chaired a meeting at the Senedd with Public Health Wales and the Barry Docks Incinerator Action Group (DIAG), to discuss the Biomass Plant under construction on Woodham Road, Barry Docks which has met with widespread opposition.
The Chair of Public Health Wales, Jan Williams OBE, agreed to review the latest information submitted by Biomass UK to Natural Resources Wales. Public Health Wales also agreed to look closely at the NRW to issue an environmental permit. The draft decision is available on the NRW website.
Jane Hutt also agreed to raise with NRW clarification of air quality concerns and traffic congestion raised in August by Cardiff and Vale University Health Board.
After the meeting with PHW, Jane Hutt met a delegation from DIAG and received a petition calling for the Welsh Government to intervene.
Jane Hutt has written to the Chair of NRW requesting a Public Meeting in the New Year and for NRW Officers to meet with the DIAG Liaison Group during the consultation period.
A consultation by NRW began on 27th November and will end on 22 January 2018. Jane Hutt and DIAG secured an extension from 4 to 8 weeks