Anti-incinerator campaign will take their fight to court

The incinerator would be in the Magnetic Park development in Desborough
The incinerator would be in the Magnetic Park development in Desborough

The battle to stop an incinerator being built in Desborough has passed another major obstacle, its chairman has announced.

Enough money has now been raised to fund an oral hearing at the High Court in Birmingham next month, at which a judge will decide if the waste incinerator should be subject to a judicial review.

Fresh Air Desborough (FAD), the group set up to fight the county council-approved plans, say the incinerator could cause significant health problems to the town’s residents.

FAD’s chairman, Alan Brooks, said he was delighted to be able to send a barrister to the courts to argue the group’s case.

“It’s good news for us,” he said. “We are delighted because everything that delays this and gives us a chance is good.”

The hearing takes place on Monday, November 4. Desborough Town Council will debate on Thursday whether to help fund FAD’s campaign.