Second Corby gasification plant petition gains 1,000 signatures

Staff at Salonista Hairsalon with the petition
Staff at Salonista Hairsalon with the petition

A petition protesting about proposed changes to a waste plant in Corby has gained almost 1,000 signatures.

The operators of a proposed gasification plant in Gretton Brook Road want to lift the 30-mile limit from where waste can be brought to the plant.

Set up by Corby couple Corinna Milligan and Lee Forster – who were also involved with the campaign to save neighbouring Brookfield Plantation – the petition was distributed to numerous shops, restaurants, cafes and other businesses and organisations throughout the town.

It was created in addition to the on-line petition on because it was felt some people prefer to sign a hard-copy petition than one on-line, and everybody needed a chance to register their objections to the scheme with Northants County Council.

Corinna said: “We just felt that it was really important that people in the town and surrounding villages had the opportunity to tell the council how they felt about this issue.

“Lifting this limit could mean that waste is brought into Corby from up to 15 different counties.

“This is wrong, and we are hoping that this petition, along with the on-line one and people’s individual objections, sends a clear message to the council that Corby is not a dumping ground.”

At the time of writing, the on-line petition has 750 signatures.