MP’s plea over incinerator

HARROGATE’S MP has asked the Secretary of State to “call in” the planning application for an incinerator near Allerton Park.

Andrew Jones and fellow North Yorkshire member Nigel Adams have written to Eric Pickles asking that he make a final decision on the plans, rather than North Yorkshire County Council’s planning committee.

The controversial planning application sparked protests from 45 parish and town councils, while more than 90,000 people signed a petition opposing the proposal.

The application is at www.northyorks.gov.uk.