Final Call To Stand Up and Be Counted


Appeal Attendance

Whats happening:

The Planning Inspectorate has asked that we facilitate the process of gathering information on attendees at the inquiry. The Inquiry is currently scheduled to run between 9th May – 24th May. Please make every effort to arrive on “May 9th” at “Monton House Hotel” to register.

The process will span multiple weeks, which will make it difficult for most people to attend everyday, so we would like to schedule attendance where possible. This should make it much easier for holidays to be booked from work and arrangements to be made.

What Information Do We Need:

Please send us the following information for each person who will attendee the inquiry:

Your Name: ****** ******

Your Phone Number: 999-9999

Your Email Address: ***@***.***

Do you want to speak at the inquiry?: YES/NO

Availability to Attend: May 9th – YES/NO May 10th – YES/NO May 11th – YES/NO May 14th – YES/NO May […]

Resounding Fundraiser Success. Thank You!!

Last night saw Worsley Golf Club invaded by campaigners, residents and the wider community for the Say No campaign fundraising evening.

With the lulls in activity associated with such a long stretched campaign (2.5 years to date), it can be difficult to predict the outcome or attendance of ongoing events. When I arrived at the Golf Club at 7pm, there were two cars in the car park and around 5 people in the provided room itself. As time rolled on, more and more people arrived. First the tables around the dancefloor filled, then the tables towards the back of the room until eventually we needed to request more chairs to be brought out. In turn, they filled too.. leaving only standing room around the bar. It looked a little like this:

Sorry about quality; It was dark and there was wine involved.

Public Meeting – March 4th 2pm- Worsley Golf Club

Please attend this meeting next week. We will be giving an update on our campaign and explaining the next steps in fighting the appeal.

Please feel free to print and distribute this poster. We need you and appreciate your continued support.

We are raising funds.

It has been some time since our last update on the website. This has been due to a mixture of inactivity and other events. Most recently, our first batch of documentation was submitted to the Planning Inspectorate last week and we continue to monitor the process as developments occur.

The appeal is now scheduled to begin on May 9th. Please book this date in your diary as we will need every person able to be there. Further details will follow, but keep May 9th in mind.

Most importantly we have identified a need for legal support to assist our group through-out the inquiry. In order to get this, we need support from you. Our fund raising is progressing but above all else we need more donations.

Jan Phelan, Kirsteen McGarva and Maxine Coyle have been working hard to facilitate this and as a result […]

BBC Report: Lancashire residents complain over Waste Plant odour

The location and impact of recycling and materials recovery facilities continues to be hotly debated. Today the BBC reported that a facility in Lancashire is receiving a stream of compliant from residents who claim the odours are making their lives seriously unpleasant.

One local resident stated the following:

Before it was first built, there were three things they told us – it won’t be an eyesore, your property won’t be affected, and it won’t smell. Categorically all of them have been affected in a big way,” said Mr Wayne.

Do these claims sound familiar? They should, because Sky Properties push exactly the same fantastical claims. You will also notice from the image above, that the plant in Lancashire is neither in the middle of a heavily populated residential area.. or 50metres from a children’s park.

Common sense tells us that trying to put one of […]

The Appeal – It’s here and we’re going to fight it.

Many of you may already be aware, that in the last couple of weeks, Sky Properties have made an appeal to the Planning Inspectorate. It amounts to an attempt to overturn the “unanimous” refusal of their application to build a waste processing and incineration facility by Salford City Council in June.

The History

It’s been almost two years since Sky started their campaign to try to dupe the community into believing that their waste site was going to be great for the area and the local residents. In that time, they have continued to forcefully exclude any thoughts, opinions, decisions and facts presented by local residents, businesses and now the Council.

Going In The Right Direction

We are happy to report that there have been many positive developments since the refusal. As the Bridgewater Masterplan gathers momentum we have seen a similar […]

Thank You Councillor John Cullen, Rest In Peace.




Today I attended the standing room only funeral of Councillor John Cullen at St Mary’s Church in Eccles. For those who didn’t know, John sadly passed away last week after a period of illness.

I have only known John for a short period of time, meeting him back in 2009 and subsequently working closely together with him on the Say No campaign. In the pivotal role of Vice Chairman, John worked tirelessly for this campaign and provided strength, knowledge and guidance to assist in all of our battles and successes. John was a kind and caring man who never failed to stand up for what he believed in. Well loved by the Council, the Community and this Campaign, John will forever hold a special place in all of our hearts and minds.

Thank you John, for everything […]

Greater Manchester Joint Waste Plan – Update – Sky Site Re-Inclusion Not Proposed

Back in June we posted information related to the Greater Manchester Joint Waste Plan:

Having failed to convince Salford Council of the benefits of their incinerator, Sky Properties chose to ignore the opinions of the City and started making moves to position for an appeal at the Regional and National level. Just days after the Salford Council rejection, Sky’s consultant company, Entec sent letters in to the GMWDA The Green Lane Site was originally included in the regional plan as a possible site for processing waste. It was subsequently removed, as it was surplus as to requirements.

In an effort to get the site put back into the plan, Entec represented Sky at a public hearing in Stockport in late June. Their challenge to the removal of the site from the plan, centered around capacity. They believed the the GMGU (Greater Manchester Geology Unit) had got […]

Energos Isle of Wight – In Trouble, Again?

The Energos Plant in the Isle of Wight, just can’t seem to stay within those legal emission limits. This time it’s Mercury.

At the June Salford Council meeting where the Sky Properties incinerator plan was rejected, a representative from Energos vehemently defended their technology. They continue to refuse to acknowledge that the plant is in fact an incinerator, although defined and classified under both UK and EU law as.. “an incinerator”. During the debate, they likened their plant to a Formula 1 Racing Car, claiming that this was a world away from a traditional incinerator which was much like a normal run of the mill family car. I don’t about you, but I’d rather not wrap my lips around the exhaust of either.

Just two months before extolling the virtues of their space age racing car of a waste burner, their only UK operational plant was […]