- the 25-year contract was signed without due diligence, relying on PG’s unqualified personnel and Russell Goodway.
- the cost is far above best-value levels secured by other Councils £100 per tonne compared with £60-80 per tonne for similar English incinerators (25-yr)
- Cardiff Officers and Cabinet accepted PG’s excessive waste projections that ignore Cardiff’s target for waste prevention etc.
- Cardiff Officers and Cabinet failed to get PG to consider better (cheaper; more flexible) technologies now available, being adopted elsewhere.
Another High Court decision quashing retrospective approval of EIA-=development gives us hope the same would apply to Viridor.
COURT QUASHES RETROSPECTIVE PLANNING PERMISSION FOR EIA DEVELOPMENT 22 JAN 2014 LANDMARK CHAMBERS BLOG