The Borough-wide local poll, seeking the views of west Norfolk residents on whether or not they support the proposal to build an incinerator in King's Lynn, closed yesterday and the votes have now been counted.
The question of the poll was:
“Do you support the construction of a Mass Burn Municipal Waste Incinerator on the Willows Business Park, Saddlebow, King's Lynn?"YES/NO
The total number of votes cast was 70,763.The total number of eligible voters on the Register of Electors was 115,382 giving a turnout for the poll of 61.33%.
The votes were allocated as follows:
Yes-5,173 (7.32% of the valid vote)
No- 65,516 (92.68% of the valid vote)
Borough Council Chief Executive Ray Harding, commented: "There has been a high level of interest in this issue and the poll has given people the opportunity to make their views known.The turnout shows how strongly the people of West Norfolk feel about the proposals.This result will be made available to Norfolk County Council, the authority that will ultimately make the decision on whether to permit the construction of the incinerator in King's Lynn.
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