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Witham MP Priti Patel hosts meeting with campaigners to discuss controversial Rivenhall incinerator proposals

PUBLISHED: 23:32 12 January 2018 | UPDATED: 23:32 12 January 2018

Priti Patel, MP for Witham, at a public meeting hosted to discuss plans to build an incinerator in Essex. Picture: ANNA APPLETON-CLAYDON

Priti Patel, MP for Witham, at a public meeting hosted to discuss plans to build an incinerator in Essex. Picture: ANNA APPLETON-CLAYDON

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Campaigners set against a proposed incinerator in Essex hosted a meeting tonight which marked 25 years since their protest began.

More than 140 people attended a meeting hosted against plans to build an incinerator at Rivenhall in Essex. Picture: ANNA APPLETON-CLAYDONMore than 140 people attended a meeting hosted against plans to build an incinerator at Rivenhall in Essex. Picture: ANNA APPLETON-CLAYDON

Parishes Against Incinerator (PAIN) announced their plan to continue fighting for communities they believe will be negatively impacted by the proposed Rivenhall incinerator at the Spring Lodge Community Centre in Witham this evening.

Protestors spoke out against the new £500million facility, proposed for Rivenhall Airfield, with PAIN chair Nick Unsworth suggesting the plume from the incinerator would affect people living further afield in towns such as Colchester, Braintree and Witham as well as villages closer to the site.

Witham MP Priti Patel chaired the meeting, which was attended by almost 150 people. Members of the audience also called for a new approach to the way in which waste is processed.

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