Very disturbing news this week in Northwich as TATA have announced 220 job losses as it partially closes down its chemical production in the town. CHAIN argued at the Public Inquiry that this was the long term plan and that the Incinerator was simply a means of them exiting chemical production.
Add to this the fact that EON have now changed the basis for development and have applied for a conventional waste burning electricity station rather than a plant supplying steam to TATA and it becomes clear that what is happening in Northwich is not what was described to us at the Public Inquiry.
This change completely undermines the basis on which planning permission was granted and therefore the Environment Agency should not be minded to grant an Environmental Permit as this is NOT the plant that was given planning permission.
To read CHAIN’s reaction to this click here.