Residents furious over incinerator

FURIOUS residents in Great Blakenham today hit out after learning that an incinerator could be built in the village.Suffolk County Council chose the site from six shortlisted locations after whittling down the options from a possible 70 locations.

FURIOUS residents in Great Blakenham today hit out after learning that an incinerator could be built in the village.

Suffolk County Council chose the site from six shortlisted locations after whittling down the options from a possible 70 locations.

The Suffolk incinerator was proposed as the only viable way to dispose of rubbish because the county is running out of landfill waste.

Many residents living in Chapel Lane, whose houses would be the closest to the proposed site, were shocked at the announcement.

Pat Alderton, 60, said: “I would not be happy about having an incinerator. We get enough smells around here although I'm sure the council will say that we won't even know it is there.

“We are dealing with the Snoasis enquiry too at the moment and the main problem with that will be the traffic.

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“It seems they want to fit everything in to Great Blakenham but there are lots of open spaces around which won't impinge on the village.”

Debbie Parker, 50, said: “It seems that Great Blakenham is a dumping ground for everything. The last we heard was there was going to be a fire service's training centre on that site.

“I do not see the need for an incinerator here. In Norfolk they use a compost system and that seems to be much better.”

Helen Markillie, 52, said: “It is going to be awful. I wasn't here when there was a chimney at the cement works, which had lots of stuff coming out.”

However one resident, Dougie Reid, 47, disagreed with the general view.

He said: “My first thought is that I don't want it but I suppose it depends on what type of incinerator it is. It sounds like it will be out of sight from my house and if it is eco-friendly, then I guess that is fine.”

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