Waste is falling so why an incinerator?
RE: Progress on waste station ‘impressive’, Buckinghamshire Advertiser, p6, July 2. I REFER to your article on the waste station (p6, July 2) announcing the opening of the £200 million incinerator in north Bucks.
The business case depends upon a year-on year increase in waste over 30 years. In fact, in the last five years, waste has been decreasing and shows every sign of continuing to do so. This means we, Buckinghamshire residents, face paying for an incinerator out of our council tax, due to the inevitable shortfall in waste. Implementing a zero-waste policy, backed by modern, smallscale waste treatment, without inherent the transportation costs, makes much more sense.
Meanwhile, a request from our county councillor for £50m to start the long overdue road resurfacing programme on the worstmaintained highways in the UK has been refused by Bucks County Council because of austerity.
As you dodge the next pothole, be grateful for this wonderful waste facility for future generations.
CHRIS BROWN Gerrards Cross Parish Council