Above the Clouds

Interesting Stuff - Westbury Incinerator

This page provides WCA members with a selection of interesting documents that are relevant the Westbury Incinerator. We continue to develop this part of the website welcome suggestions from members of the WCA - please send us any by clicking on the button below.  There is now a forum page dedicated to this subject where you can leave you comments for others to see. 

How to make your voice heard

The new application is likely to be decided by the Strategic Planning Committee, which has a conservative party majority membership. People can send their views, giving as far as possible planning related points to the chair of the Strategic Planning Committee and its members. Membership as follows. 


Click on the name for email addresses:


·         Cllr Fleur de Rhé-Philipe MBE  (Chairman) 

·         Cllr Christopher Newbury  (Vice-Chairman) 

·         Cllr Andrew Bryant   

·         Cllr Ernie Clark   

·         Cllr Andrew Davis   

·         Cllr Stewart Dobson   

·         Cllr Sarah Gibson   

·         Cllr Ross Henning   

·         Cllr Carole King   

·         Cllr Tony Trotman   

·         Cllr Fred Westmoreland   


People can also write to the Wiltshire Council Cabinet, led by Cllr Philip Whitehead:



  • Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Corporate Services, Heritage, Arts, Tourism, Housing and Communities and Climate Change Cllr Richard Clewer

  • Cabinet Member for Finance, Procurement and Commercial Investment Cllr Pauline Church

  • Cabinet Member for Children, Education and Skills Cllr Laura Mayes

  • Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care, Public Health and Public Protection Cllr Simon Jacobs

  • Cabinet Member for Spatial Planning, Development Management and Investment - Cllr Toby Sturgis

  • Cabinet Member for IT, Digitalisation, Operational Assets, Leisure and Libraries - Cllr Ian Blair-Pilling

  • Cabinet Member for Highways, Transport and Waste - Cllr Bridget Wayman


Do send questions to Full Council which will be on 21st July (questions need to be in several days before). Write to: Elliott, Kieran Kieran.Elliott@wiltshire.gov.uk. - For more information about questions to be asked on 21st July click Here


And send an email to the chair of the Climate Emergency Task Group Wright, Graham Graham.Wright@wiltshire.gov.uk

letter from Dr Andrew Murrison MP to Mr N Bennett, Northacre Renwable Energy 

Here you will find an open letter from Andrew Murrison MP regarding his concerns regarding revised plans for the Westbury Incinerator Click on the PDF file to read the letter.

Slides used by NRE at a an online 'consultation' meeting on 7th July 

Here are the slides that were used by NRE at an online 'public consultation' meeting held on 7th July 2020

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BoA councillors unit against local incinerator plans

At the recent BoA Full Council meeting on 26th June, Town Councillors voted unanimously to oppose changes to the proposed Waste Incinerator at Westbury.  Despite previous objections by many Town and Parish councils in the local area, including Bradford on Avon Town Council, and an initial rejection by Wiltshire Council, the incinerator was approved on Appeal last year.

Click HERE to read more

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Campaigners say they are "horrified" by the new proposals

Here is a link to an interesting news article in the Wiltshire Times

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