We ‘Say NO! to Consett Incinerator’

Our past is history … an incinerator has no place in our bright future!

‘Say No to Consett Incinerator’ is a collective of local residents who are working together, on behalf of the local community, to do everything we can to STOP the plans to build an incinerator, at the heart of Consett, from going ahead.

We worked hard together as a community – we made a Facebook page, liaised with the amazing people of UKWIN, dropped thousands of leaflets, we put up banners, started a petition, we started a crowdfund, involved local schools and children with activities and competitions, we protested and made a campaign video to send far and wide, we involved the press, we knocked on doors, we remained apolitical in order to unite our councilors, we created a website, we involved local businesses to be hubs to distribute and collect objection forms, we have a campaign song and Say No T-shirts, we met councillors who would make the decision on the planning application. As a community we stood united and capitalised on everyone’s talents and generosity.

On 7th September 2021, the planning committee met at Durham County Hall, and unanimously decided to refuse the planning application. Now we wait to see if the applicant will be brash enough to appeal the decision over the next six months, but our campaign doesn’t end here; in the meantime we work on ‘Reclaiming Consett’. We stand together, and this website showcases our fantastic community effort thus far.

Reasons to get involved and say NO! To Incineration:

😔 It damages our air quality

😔It undermines recycling

😔 Incinerators are bad neighbours

😔 It exacerbates climate change

😔 There is an overcapacity of UK incinerators for genuine waste

😔 It is a barrier to achieving a circular economy

The people of Washington and surrounding areas, pulled together and said NO! They beat the incinerator and support our cause. When we win our campaign, our next mission is to ensure that Consett is the greenest town in Britain. We have lots of plans about how we can create a circular economy and ensure that our town and surrounding areas are beautiful, healthy places to live in and enjoy, with thriving futures.

Go to our About You page to discover how you can help us achieve our ultimate mission and ‘Say No to Consett Incinerator’.

Together We Can Do This!!!