Welcome to CHAIN

There are currently proposals from several commercial organisations to build incinerators for burning waste in Cheshire. CHAIN is a group of volunteers who are committed to preventing these plans from going ahead as we believe they will have dire environmental and economic consequences as well as posing considerable health risks to residents in Cheshire.

We owe it to future generations to object to these plans and fight for a better environment.

Northwich Public Inquiry Closed Nov 2011 – Read the Chairman’s Closing Speech

If you would like to read CHAIN’s closing statement on behalf of the people of Northwich then simply click here.

CHAIN have made it clear throughout this process that were it not for the overwhelming support of the people of Northwich and the surrounding areas then the fight would have been over long ago. The resilience shown by everyone, particularly anyone who took time out to come to the Inquiry and those who spoke in defence of the town, has been heart-warming.

The final decision now lies with the Inspector and ultimately the Secretary of State. All we can do is hope that the case put by the volunteers of CHAIN and the local residents who took so much of their own time to raise this defence, counts for something against the extraordinarily well paid QC’s and Barristers and all the legal team wheeled out by TATA/EON.

CHAIN now awaits the outcome of both the Middlewich and the Northwich Public Inquiries and will post any news here as it arises.

Thank you to everyone for all your time, effort and support.