Weʼve raised £5,540 to Fight Veolia's plans to establish a waste transfer and waste processing plant on Long Leys Road Lincoln - UPDATE: 18 Jan: VEOLIA WITHDREW!
- Lincoln, United Kingdom
- Local community
- Time left
- Funded on Wednesday, 24th January 2018
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Update 18 Jan. 2018. Veolia have withdrawn their planning appeal! We have won. Thanks to all those who have supported the campaign.
Why do we need to raise so much money?
Lincolnshire County Council rejected Veolia's plans for a waste transfer station including production of Refuse Derived Fuel in the middle of a residential area, bordering on several ecological sites and the Lincoln West Common, off Long Leys Road in Lincoln.
But, Veolia have appealed against this decision.
In order to fight Veolia's appeal we need expert reports (on noise, odour, etc.), and a professional barrister to represent us against the legal team of a multi-billion pounds international company. We need the funds to do that.
Will your money be invested wisely?
We believe that a drop in house prices, increased noise, stench, dust, flies and vermin, not to mention increased HGV traffic, and an increased fire risk, soil, water and air pollution will far outweigh a £50 donation per household. Your donation will make it possible to fight long term consequences of a waste transfer and processing site, shredding general commercial waste to make fuel, in our area.
How will the donations be managed?
A group of trustees, which will include a member of the LLRA, Councillor Robert Parker and Richard Dale of Dale & Co Solicitors will provide oversight; receipts will handed over for any money spent. No money will be wasted. If there is any surplus money after the appeal process, this will be donated for local community purposes.
Do we have any chance of succeeding?
Yes, with your donations we can support an expert team, pay for expert witnesses, and we can keep on providing information to the local community which we have so far funded ourselves.
What is the target date for raising the £10,000?
The deadline to raise the £10,000 was November 1st 2017, but we are still fundraising. The appeal hearing is at the end of February 2018, so we do have time to keep fundraising going on for longer, buying better quality for our community!
Who are 'we' fighting Veolia?
'We' are Stop Veolia in Lincoln. Here is our website: https://stopveoliainlincoln.com/ Here is our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/opposeveolia/ And here is our Twitter account: https://twitter.com/stopveolianow
- 5 months ago
Emile van der Zee5 months ago
Thank you very much again for your donation. We want to make sure that you also know that our fund raising has generated many cash and cheque donations. The sum represented on the website is not representative for the total donations received (it is roughly 2/3 of all donations). We are getting close to our target, for which we are grateful! But, we are not there yet. If you know of anyone else who feels passionately about this cause - as we do - please make them aware of the opportunity to contribute. You have been amazing! Thank you!
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Jan 7, 2018
Appreciate the time and effort that is going in to represent residents interests. Chris & Eilidh.
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Not directly affected but keep up the good work.
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