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Stop the Harpenden Luton Incinerator

Stop the Harpenden and Luton Incinerator (SHLI) is fighting to STOP Emsrayne's Lea Bank Energy Park* (LBEP) planning application to build a giant incinerator plant on green belt land owned by the Luton Hoo estate and situated on the Lower Harpenden Road at East Hyde.

*The giant waste incinerator formerly know as Chiltern Green Energy Park (CGEP)

We are now raising funds to take our fight to the next level - click for more information

Emsrayne claim the area is not a flood risk.


Short video shot on 4th January 2014 on the B653 at site of proposed Harpenden Luton Incinerator.

The flood risk assessment in Emsrayne's scoping document is incorrect in our view. The risk here is not overspill from rivers but the large amount of water that collects in the bottom of a valley (yes a valley...) and the emergence of water from the aquifer in quite unpredictable places. It has been likened to living on top of a lumpy sponge.

Below is a copy of a 2014 flood risk assessment commissioned by North Herts District Council. The dark blue areas indicating areas of greatest risk.

Bedfordshire Against Covanta Incinerator loose battle.

We were very sorry to learn that Bedfordshire Against Covanta Incinerator (BACI) have lost their battle to stop the incinerator at Rookery Pit, just south of Bedford from gaining an operating licence.....


You can have your own impact by:

• Joining our database (Sign up NOW )

• Emailing and/or writing to your MP

• Telling your friends

• Taking to social media

• Contacting local and national officials


Drone flight over Incinerator site

Short drone video shot over site of proposed Harpenden Luton Incinerator.

If you can see the area you live in during this video the chimney and possibly the incinerator itself may well be visible from your home...

Just 2 miles from central Harpenden and Luton

This impacts you because:

• CO2 and NOx released 24/7

• An HGV every 2.5 minutes for 11 hours a day

• Building as long as Harpenden High Street With a chimney 100 metres high

• We will become the Nation’s dumping ground.
All Hertfordshire’s landfill waste would be burnt in 5 weeks – the other 47 weeks it would burn waste from around and outside the UK

• If you live to the south of the site, the River Lea and its unique chalk stream will run beneath, through and alongside sewage, landfill and pollutants before reaching your local park

• If you have children, they will probably be attending one of the 40 schools (yes 40) within a 5 mile radius of the proposed site

Not to mention: smell, light, flora, fauna, noise....

SHLI have done some amazing things to date, but so far only a few people have been asked to fund everything - website, flyers, banners, tee shirts etc. Now we need your help to step it up as we are going to need PR support, more printing, video production and legal representation.

So we have set up a Go Fund Me page.

Please donate whatever you can afford to our cause and share this message with all your contacts. The site asks you to add a percentage onto your donation but feel free to decline.

We are aiming for £10k as a realistic target. We are making good progress but we need to be ready to mobilise all our resources, both human and capital, when Emsrayne lodge the Planning Application in September.

Thank you for all your efforts to date. It is much appreciated.

Click here to donate
via our GoFundMe Page

Sources: 1. DEFRA 2004 EfW facilities produced 2.4million tonnes CO2 per annum     2. Emsrayne LBEP FAQ’s     3. Emsrayne LBEP FAQ’s     4. Herts Insight Waste data  5. landscape

We will be updating this site regularly with news of the fight and more information and hard facts

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Short video shot on 4th January 2014 on the B653 at site of proposed Harpenden Luton Incinerator.

Stop the Harpenden Luton Incinerator