Video: Tomorrow is D-Day for campaigners fighting incinerator plans in Harlesden

Campaigners visited the scene where the incinerator could be installed to stage a protest (Pic credi

Campaigners visited the scene where the incinerator could be installed to stage a protest (Pic credit: jan Nevill) - Credit: Archant

Campaigners fighting plans to install an incinerator in Harlesden staged a protest at the site during a visit by planning officers.

Residents have been fighting plans by Clean Power Properties for a four chimney “energy recovery centre” in Channel Gate Road.

Critics have held a number of demonstrations in the past, claiming the incinerator will increase air pollution and traffic volume.

On Saturday, officers from Ealing Council visited the site to prepare for final decision which will be made tomorrow.

Ealing Council had initially recommended the plans were approved in August, subject to conditions, even though a report for planning officers by their own regulatory services stated the application should be refused.

The decision was then deferred.

Cllr Zaffar Van Kalwala, Stonebridge councillor, said: “There was a fantastic turnout from residents. The message is absolutely clear to Ealing council that the community is against the incinerator.

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“It’s important that local and environmental concerns are put before big business.

“If this incinerator goes ahead, it will be a disaster for the people of Brent.”

Campaigners have filmed a video publishing their clause (see above)

Ian Britton, one of the campaigners, said: “We can only hope that the planning committee can see that there are huge question marks over the safety of the proposed facility. “

A spokesman for Ealing Council previously told the Times: said: “Regardless of whether the application is refused or approved, the final decision will lie with the Mayor of London and the Secretary of State for Transport.”

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