Jane Hutt AM takes action forward with the Barry Docks Incinerator Action Group
Jane met the DIAG Liaison Team in Castleland Community Centre on 15th March, following a weekend of horrendous noise, disruption and plumes of smoke causing high levels of concern and public anxiety. Jane met the group to plan a way forward for the campaign against the Biomass Incinerator in Barry.
Jane Hutt said: –
“The decision by Natural Resources Wales on 7th February to grant an Environmental Permit to Biomass UK No.2 Ltd has created a renewed momentum for the DIAG and their supporters and I am pleased to work with them to take action forward.
As a result of my representations, the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales is reviewing how NRW grants Environmental Permits- it must include the Barry Biomass Incinerator.
At the same time, I have called upon the Welsh Government to undertake an Environmental Impact Assessment on the second planning application as submitted by Biomass UK for the construction of a water tower and carpark at the plant on Woodham Road. The Minister for Environment has agreed to consider this and I am pressing for this in Oral Questions in the Assembly.”