PEOPLE have a week left to comment on an environmental permit application for a waste to energy incinerator in Keighley.

A public consultation, launched by the Environment Agency on November 1 closes on December 13.

The consultation has so far seen 560 comments from individuals and groups on Endless Energy Ltd’s application for the permit to operate a waste incinerator at a site next to the Aire Valley Bypass.

The Environment Agency held a drop-in at Keighley’s Victoria Hall to outline its role in permitting and regulating the site. It attracted over 200 people.

Carly Chambers, area environment manager at the agency, said: “Our technical experts are carrying out a rigorous assessment of the permit application to determine whether the facility will meet the requirements of laws on how it will be designed and run so it doesn’t harm people or the environment.

“We’re urging those who’ve yet to register their consultation comments to do so as soon as possible.”

Application documents can be viewed at

The Aire Valley Against Incineration (AVAI) group, which is opposing Endless Energy’s plans, held its own public meeting in Central Hall on November 27.

AVAI spokesman Simon Shimbles said: “It was a very well attended meeting, showing the continued strength of opposition to the incinerator.”