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£4,890raised of £20,000 target by 145 supporters

    Weʼve raised £4,890 to Legal Challenge to Stop the Hightown Waste Incinerator

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    Approximately £20,000 is needed to get this in front of the courts. We are confident that with your donations we will stop this through the courts. Please donate as much as possible. £40 from each of the 4000 objectors would get us so close to realising this target.

    Arc21 and the unelected, unaccountable Department Officials have somehow overturned the decision of a democratically elected representative and given the go ahead to the Hightown Waste Incinerator that will destroy, pollute and detrimentally impact on the community and environment of the Newtownabbey and North Belfast Area for the next 30 years and beyond.

    Despite the Environment Minister's decision to reject the planning application for the Hightown Waste Incinerator in 2015 and the written objections of 4000 people, the Department for Infrastructure officials have overruled this decision and granted planning permission for this monstrosity in September 2017.

    NoArc21 have fought a long 4 year campaign to date to stop this incinerator happening. Our next step is to bring this to the courts to prevent this from proceeding. We have taken advice and we know we can stop it on issues such as visual, need, noise, odour, traffic, health and pollution impact.

    NoArc21 now require the help of legal professionals and a barrister to bring this to the courts. We may also look to employ professional advice services to ensure we have a correctly focused campaign. This is where we need your help financially.

    Your support to date allowed us to employ visual impact assessors which was submitted as part of the PAC appeal.

    We appreciate that our financial aim is extremely high but this is what we know we need.

    The Arc21/ Becon Incinerator will have a detrimental impact on a huge community across the Newtownabbey and North Belfast area so any donations large or small will help us.

    NoArc21 are entirely made up of volunteers from the local community and have fought an ongoing battle since the initial announcement of the Arc21/Becon incinerator project in March 2013. NoArc21 are prepared to fight and oppose Arc21/Becon plans until the plans are dead.

    If NOARC21 are unable to reach the target, all funds will remain in the No-Arc21 fighting fund. This will go towards things such as legal costs, marketing and expert reports. If any funds are remaining at the conclusion of the campaign, we will endeavour to return these to donors. If we are unable to identify the donor, any funds remaining will be donated to local charities:

    NOARC21 will therefore need to identify how much was brought into the fund and how much of it we have spent before working out exactly how much each person is due in proportion to how much they donated and how much remains.

    Please contact us or if you can help us in any way please let us know;

    NoArc21@mail.com

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    • No Arc214 months ago
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      4 months ago

      Please see update to "story" above regarding how any unspent funds will be handled

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    • No Arc215 months ago
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      No Arc21

      5 months ago

      Amazing contributions coming from everyone. Some very very generous donations. It shows that as a community we can fight this and stop the incinerator. Arc21 and Becon will surely take notice of this. Everyone will be impacted by this monstrosity

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    • No Arc215 months ago
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      5 months ago

      CHANGE OF TARGET - UPDATE FROM COMMITTEE MEETING 27/09/17 After several initial meetings with legal professionals we now know what we need initially to get the ball rolling on a Judicial Review/ Legal appeal. Our legal advisors have identified potential issues that can be challenged. Approximately £20,000 is needed to get this in front of the courts. We are confident that with your donations that we will stop this. Please donate as much as possible. £40 from each of the 4000 objectors would get us so close to realising this target.

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    145

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jan 15, 2018

      £10.00

    • Maria Shannon

      Maria Shannon

      Jan 2, 2018

      No need for this waste of tax payers money. Please keep fighting this!!

    • Mary Norden

      Mary Norden

      Dec 21, 2017

      Donated on behalf of good friends who live in the area

      £20.00

    • Brian Cooke

      Brian Cooke

      Dec 15, 2017

      Happy to make another donation, hopefully we can meet the target and more

      £20.00

    • Marietta Corey

      Marietta Corey

      Dec 14, 2017

      Let's hope together we can stop this!

      £50.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Dec 9, 2017

      Great cause hope u raise the money needed I'm sure whoever is in charge of permitting this incinerator wouldn't want it built in their back yard

      £10.00

    • Mark Roy

      Mark Roy

      Dec 4, 2017

      I like my lungs, I'd like to keep them. Incineration to 'save the environment' is the emperor's new clothes. Hoping the judicial review will likewise expose this grubby approval and overturn it.

      £50.00

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