Thursday, February 28, 2008

TOWN CENTRE VIEW FOR ALL TO ENJOY!


CEMENT PLANT TO BE LISTED BUILDING!

RUGBY CEMEX CO-INCINERATOR FORUM UPDATE:


CEMEX DENIES ALL KNOWLEDGE OF INDUSTRIAL WASTES to be burnt in the Cemex co-incinerator. It seems the Environment Agency are to blame, as they just put an EWC waste code for industrial waste into the PPC Permit, along with the stated/consulted household RDF application, without being asked? Believe it or not? And, in any case, EW waste codes are meaningless - apparently!

CEMEX SAID NO! TO REQUESTS FOR AN EXTENSION OF TIME IN RUGBY where they are "testing the water" for a possible HALF a MILLION tonne a year waste plant: 1,000 tonnes a day in;360 tonnes burnt; 640 tonnes OUT AGAIN in another form. You know it makes sense! IMPORT Up to 240,000 tpa of MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE, or COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIAL waste materials, Plus about 125,000 tpa of imported SRF or Climafuel ready made: to produce 240,000 tpa of Climafuel. Of this 130,000 tonnes can burnt in the Rugby Co-incinerator - and the balance 235,000 tpa to be re-exported? Unless of course they decide to double the burn rate? When asked this they said they would do whatever the AGENCY allow them to do!

MALPASS WASTE PROCESSING PLANT PROPOSAL
Out of 1,000 tonnes a day to be imported to Rugby apparently about 30% will be "steam with dust" to be emitted from a chimney, of indeterminate height, or from vents. When questioned about this proposed dumping of 300 tonnes waste a day onto us, they said it might not be as much as 30% as they need to keep some moisture.


WHY DID CEMEX AND WCC PLANNERS NOT TELL US ABOUT MALPASS?
The debate became confrontational and acrimonious, as usual, because the forum members and the public realised we had been DUPED yet again! Despite two WCC planning officers attending the 29th January RCCF meeting, organised and controlled by CEMEX, neither they, nor Cemex itself thought to inform the Forum that this new application was "in" and the public consultation was to start on 31st January. Then bungled emails of gobbledygook were sent out on 6th February to a few selected people. What a deliberate mess!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

SECRET MEETINGS!

CEMEX: PUNCHES BELOW BELT!

CEMEX : BENEVOLENT SOCIETY "COMMUNITY DONATIONS"
"PERSUADE BENEFICIARIES TO LOOK AWAY" - AS RUGBY ROTS!

ROUND ONE - RING SIDE SEATS ST OSWALD'S CHURCH HALL NEW BILTON WEDNESDAY 27 FEBRUARY 6;30 PM

SOUTHAM PEASANTS ARE REVOLTING AGAINST CEMEX'S LATEST PLANS FOR A 360,000 TONNE WASTE PROCESSING SITE!

So the NIMBYs told them "TO STUFF IT" and re-locate in the urban area of Rugby, in an area already polluted by industrial emissions from the Cemex co-incinerator, where an Air Quality Management Area is in place, and where thousands more residents, homes, schools, listed buildings, can be affected - on the grounds that Rugby is already ruined, blighted, destroyed, by Rugby Cement , and because we are already polluted, we are used to it, and to suffering 1,000 juggernauts night and day, so it won't make much difference to us! Will it?

RUGBY MP JEREMY WRIGHT HAS BEEN ASKED TO VENTURE BACK FROM KENNILWORTH,
to intervene, and to arrange PUBLIC meetings, with all County, Borough and District/Town councillors, officers, and ALL the residents of Southam, the parishes, and Rugby who are soon to be affected to a GREATER of LESSER extent depending on WHO WINS? All fights to be held under the Queensbury rules!


BNP and TORIES SHARE COMMON OVERSIGHT IN RUGBY?
In the meantime there are gripping County elections going on for the seat of the Lawfords and New Bilton where the monstrosityis to be built, next to the co-incinerator. All the candidates cite, as a main concern, the significant damaging cement plant - except the BNP and Tory Lawford candidate who apparently have not EVEN noticed a giant co-incinerator sitting there! But could this "oversight" be due to the latest "benevolent donation" of £150,000 for Church Lawford's village hall?

MUSHROOM SYNDROME AT LONG LAWFORD PARISH COUNCIL! CHAIR MR DRAPER also seems to have a plank in his eye as he refused to let Parish Councillors even discuss the "proposed Climafuel plant", despite it being on the Agenda for discussion. Sally Bragg, Borough Councillor left the meeting just before the item, while Claire Watson, Borough Councillor, and the Tory hopeful for the County, did not show up. A member of the public who had waited for two hours to speak on this very urgent topic, was shouted down, and bawled out by the Chair who was laying down the law, presumably in the "interests of Cemex, and of having no democratic due process and no community engagement in Lawford".
Apparently "it's not their problem," despite the fact Lawford is only 200 yards from the site. Not surprisingly minutes from the "secret meetings" were nit distributed. LAWFORD councillors and residents alike have been treated like mushrooms, yet again, kept in the dark and bucket loads of pollution tipped on their heads at frequent intervals. But that is nothing compared to what is going to come next!


RUGBY UPDATE - WHAT GOES UP MUST COME DOWN.
CEMEX consulted the public on what they described as "Climafuel" to be manufactured from household waste: category EU Waste Code 19 12 10, "combustible waste, refuse derived fuel," with a maximum chlorine content of 0.8%, but when the ENVIRONMENT AGENCY issued the PERMIT it contained a 50% increase in Chlorine content, and a new EW category of 10 02 10 "combustible waste from the Physico/chemical treatment of waste including dechromatation, dcyanidation and neutralisation". Working in conjunction with the so-called Environment Agency they changed the specification to Industrial wastes. Having finished the public charade, laughingly called consultation, they altered the chemical contents.

THE HOUSE OF LORDS heard, in a full and fair hearing, held in the House of Commons over 3 days 21-23 January, how the people of Rugby have been cheated by the "authorities and Rugby Cement". The issues:
(1) Whether a PPC permit derived from EU law can be lawfully granted where (a) there has been a failure to provide the public with key environmental information and (b) where/whether such a grant may be a breach of EU Directives relating to the EIA and IPPC regime;
(2) the nature of the court's discretion to decline relief in JUDICIAL REVIEW after having found a breach of domestic (but not EU) law.



** READ THE RUGBY TIMES TODAY **

RUGBY IN PLUME IS LAUNCHING "A PETITION TO RE-OPEN THE RAILWAY" AT THE 27TH FEBRUARY RUGBY CEMENT COMMUNITY FORUM MEETING! the railway route between Southam and Rugby Cemen has ONLY been "safeguarded" because Rugby Cement and WCC wished to spend an extra £28 million of public money to preserve the rail route for use by Rugby Cement. Cemex are not amused about our PETITION and it is reported in today's Rugby Times that they will not even consider it because "its not commercially viable for them". BUT RIP have the backing of the village parish councils and Rugby residents,and also I am sure all the British people who have paid an extra £28 million towards subsidising Rugby Cement and its operations.

SOME LORRIES - LORRY TRAINS PERHAPS?
The Rugby Times "ANGER AT RUBBISH PLANT PROPOSAL" also reveals that Cemex says, of its plans to build a factory to turn 360,000 tonnes of waste a year, 1,000 tonnes a day into fuel: "would mean more lorries accessing the site, with about 11 extra loads a day!" WOW! LOOK OUT FOR THE 100 TONNE TRUCKS!

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Western Relief?

The proposed route for the Western Relief road has to be seen to be believed. So I thought I would show you..

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