Funding for Incinerator cancelled by government.
2:28pm 18th October 2013
£169million is being withdrawn by the government for the funding of the King's Lynn Incinerator.
The news broke this afternoon.
MP for North West Norfolk Henry Bellingham thinks it's great news.
"The government have made it very clear that the money won't be available. So Norfolk County Council should have their penalty capped at £23million."
Leader of West Norfolk Borough Council, Cllr Nick Daubney has also called on the County Council to pull the plug now.
"I would say by the end of today I would be disappointed if Norfolk County Council don't announce the end of the incinerator project."
The County Council have released a statement from their leader Cllr George Nobbs:
"I have instructed officers to report back in time for the Full Council meeting [on the 28th], which I am glad is taking place, so that we have an informed debate around all the issues. I have always recognised that people on all sides of this debate have sincerely held views that need to be aired as part of this process.
“Nonetheless, the Council is still bound by the contract entered into by the previous administration.
“Make no mistake, which ever way you choose to look at it, this is more bad news from this Government for Norfolk taxpayers.”