People power hailed the key

It was terrific to see the joy on the faces of the campaigners against the proposed waste incinerator at Merton Bank at last week’s planning meeting.

This plan has been in the pipeline for more than two years, after all.

While the prospect of up to 60 jobs being created was certainly not to be sniffed at, the lack of information provided by the applicants proved fatal to their bid.

The applicants still have a right to appeal against the unanimous ruling, but they’ll face people power once again if they do!