New Barnfield – Public Enquiry

We reported in November that this Waste Management Development in Hatfield had been ‘put on hold’ as a result of action by the Secretary of State at the Department of Communities and Local Government.

It has now been confirmed that on Monday 28th January the Secretary of State has ‘called-in’ Veolia’s Planning Application to build an incinerator at New Barnfield, Hatfield.

The Welwyn Hatfield Times 30.1.13 reports that a letter sent to Hertfordshire County Council states:

The Secretary of State is of the opinion that application is one he ought to decide himself because he considers the proposal concerns matters that give rise to a substantial cross boundary or national controversy’.

There will now be a public inquiry.

For news of the local fight against this development, go to the website created by the Hatfield Anti-Incinerator campaigners.