Timeline

2004: Rumours of an Incinerator to deal with Oxfordshire’s waste begin after the Government orders the county to reduce the amount of rubbish it sends to land fill by 75 per cent.

April 2006: Oxfordshire County Council admits receiving 1.000 objections to incineration as a method of waste disposal.

August 2007: Fears increase after a number of companies submit plans for a rubbish burner.

January 2008: Protesters hand in a 500-name petition at County Hall against plans for an Incinerator. Opposition councillors complain they are denied the chance to vote on whether a mechanical and biological treatment plant would be a better option.

February 2008: The Oxford Mail reveals that locations for Oxfordshire’s Incinerator have been whittled down to two – Ardley and Sutton Courtenay.

March 2009: Fresh 3 week Public Consultation period (tba)

May 2009: Ed Vaizey joins campaign and calls for OCC rethink

August 2009: WRG submits new planning application

September 7 2009: OCC Cabinet choose Viridor, Ardley, as preferred bidder

September 14 2009: Last date to submit objection letters to OCC. For those who have written in previously an extended date is awaited

October 19 2009 Earliest date for the application to go before the planning committee. Next possible date November 23.