The Jack Allen/waste plant saga has taken another turn.
The story has been covered in the Liverpool Post and Echo and on Radio Merseyside as well as in e bulletins from me and from the South Liverpool Residents Group.
But for those who haven't yet seen it this is what's happened.
Jack Allen is going away!
The reason it is pulling out of the plan to build at Stalbridge Dock we are told is because of a failure to get the contracts it needed to run the plant. After all there is no point building something if you then can't use it and Jack Allen are a commercial company which can only do things if they are going to make a profit.
Several people I have spoken to about the economics of all of this are saying that there may now be too many actual or potential waste treatment facilities/options in our area and that other companies would find a similar problem.
So on the face of it - good news.
It's only "one cheer" for Garston though as the Council decision to "designate" that land as the "sub regional" waste site for Liverpool still remains. It's not entirely finished as there was a consultation and the results still have to go to a Council meeting but we are very close indeed to that designation being done and dusted.
What that potentially means is that any other waste company coming along in the future would be directed to Stalbridge Dock.
Garston residents believe that given that the decision to designate this land was based heavily on the Jack Allen situtation, now that the JA situation has changed we should try to get the designation removed.
So efforts have started to do this.
I'll post again when I can on this but if you want to make sure you are being informed directly I can add you to my e mail bulletin list Just e mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the e mail address you want me to use. If you want me to pass this on to the South Liverpool Residents Campaign Group please also let me know.