Oppose the Alfreton rd incinerator

£4,989 of £15,000 goal

Raised by 141 people in 17 months



We - a group of residents, parents and business owners living, working in and caring about Darley Abbey, Allestree, Chester Green, Breadsall, Strutts Park, Chaddesden, Oakwood and Little Eaton - are campaigning against the planned incinerator on Alfreton Road, Derby

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This site will affect Darley Abbey, Breadsall, Chester Green, Allestree, Strutts Park, Chaddesden, Oakwood and Little Eaton – as well as the tens of thousands of people who live, work, or attend the many schools, sports and social clubs in these areas of north Derby.



On October 12th, Derby City Council passed the application for the ‘Development of facilities to enable the testing of a new technology based on a pyrothermic conversion process utilising SRF (solid recovered fuel) and erection of external 20 metre high chimney stack for a temporary period of 18 months.’

In layman’s terms, this equates to the development of a waste incinerator; right next to several densely populated residential areas, a World Heritage Site, Darley Park – enjoyed by thousands of people every week – as well as a nature reserve and the River Derwent.

The full proposal – which has now been approved by Derby City Council - can be found here: https://docs.derby.gov.uk/ paserver/index.aspx?caseref= 10/16/01241

Until recently, a small group has been raising awareness and funds to gain legal advice against the proposals. Since permission was granted, a public meeting attended by over 80 local residents showed the concerns of many, and now a committee has been formed to fight this development going ahead. 

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We need to raise a total of £15,000 to fight this planned development. As we carry on fighting this in court over summer, we are looking to raise urgently £6000 to pay our specialist environmental solicitors and planning barrister as they do their vital work. We’re getting closer to our total goal, please help us reach it!


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OARI - Oppose Alfreton Rd Incinerator - Fundraiser at Darleyabbeywines1750 Wine bar, Darley Abbey Mills, 10th of October, 7pm til late

Join us for a FUN evening, at Derby's BEST wine bar!

Superb wines from around the world, guided wine tasting by wine professionals, light bites and live entertainment, full bar. Tickets £20 each.

CELEBRATE the incinerator success!

Tickets can be purchased from Darley Abbey Village Stores, Darley Abbey Village. Please remember to leave your contact details.

Alternatively email groupemailoari@gmail.com for your tickets, leaving your details and make your payment to the dedicated campaign account:
HSBC 40-19-15
Acc no 64474384

Your tickets will be waiting for you at the door on the night.

Numbers strictly limited!
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Success for campaign group as ‘test incinerator’ company leaves and OARI granted Judicial Review

A Derby campaign group which was formed to fight plans for a local test incinerator has announced its success, as the group was granted permission for a Judicial Review by the Court of Appeal. At the same time, it has been confirmed that the company who were due to develop the incinerator has formally left, and a new business has taken on lease of the site on Alfreton Road with no links or plans to incinerate.

The OARI – Oppose the Alfreton Road Incinerator – group was established in Autumn 2017 following the Derby City Council’s decision to grant planning permission for the establishment of a test waste incinerator on Alfreton Road.

For the past ten months the group has continued its fight against the granting of planning permission for the incinerator, on the grounds of the absence of any proper Health and Safety assessments for the new development. An earlier decision of the High Court not to grant permission for a Judicial Review was overturned by the Court of Appeal and OARI was granted permission for a Judicial Review at the end of the summer; evidence for the campaign group that the arguments presented had strength and had not been properly considered by the High Court.

It has now been confirmed that the planning permission will not be taken up as a new business leases the site on the Northedge Business Park which has no links or plans to incinerate.

The Judicial Review that OARI fought for and was granted will now not be necessary.

Speaking about the success, a spokesperson for OARI said: “We are feeling huge relief that there will be no test incinerator being built here in north Derby; the lack of consideration of the health and safety issues surrounding the planned site was appalling and a huge worry for all people living and working in the community. We are delighted with this outcome - a recognition that the Courts saw our arguments had strength – and along with local support and financial backing we have succeeded in preventing the incinerator from being developed!
We now need to raise a considerable sum of money to pay the legal team for their excellent efforts.

£10000 is required to pay the legal fees for stopping the development, which so far has been funded through the Courts by donations and local fundraising events within the local community. It was announced at a public meeting last night that the Darley Abbey Society would pledge £1000 towards funds, bringing the fundraising figure to £9000.

The Chair of Darley Abbey Society, David Ling, said: ”Although we have won this battle, the Darley Abbey Society will continue to monitor all undesirable Planning Applications affecting the village and local area. People can help us by joining the society – the more members we have the greater our influence on fighting local causes”.

Another community group, Derby Heart, pledged £250 towards the campaign.

The OARI spokesperson continued: “We’re hugely grateful to the Darley Abbey Society and Derby Heart for their contributions to fighting this cause. We still need to raise a lot of money and hope that people will think what they would have paid to know this incinerator would be stopped, and give what they can".

Donations can be made by BACS to a dedicated campaign bank account or by cheque, details are found on the campaign website:


More fundraising events are planned, including a wine tasting night at Darley Abbey Wine Bar on October 10th. For details of this and the background to the campaign please visit www.oari.org.uk

Details on the Darley Abbey Society and membership can be found at http://www.darleyabbey.com
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Come CELEBRATE our big WIN!!!

Details to follow later!
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Wednesday 12th September, 8pm, Darley Abbey Village Hall

This is an opportunity to update all of you who have supported us with the latest, TERRIFIC news!!

We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday!

OARI Campaign Team
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£4,989 of £15,000 goal

Raised by 141 people in 17 months
Created April 24, 2017
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Kuljit Sidhu
5 days ago

Well done to all, amazing achievement! ❤️

Kelly Orwin
5 days ago

Hurrah! An amazing effort guys.

5 days ago
Francesca Jackson
6 days ago

Thank you to everyone for their hard work. Rich and Francesca, Arthur Street

Laurence Morley
10 days ago

Very good news. Thank you for all the time and effort put in.

Perie Cordner
13 days ago

thanks for pursuing this

Karina Cipikoff
13 days ago

Huge well done to you all for your great work and getting this far.

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