There has been much local press coverage over the last year or so of a proposed wate facility at King's Lynn in the west of Norfolk.
An Energy from Waste plant proposal has been adopted by the County Council as waste disposal authority and a PFI deal entered into (currently being judicially challenged by the Borough Council). Yesterday it was reported that Caroline Spelman is, however, having second thoughts about allocating the necessary waste infrastructure credits. Her letter shows uneasiness about whether the strategy has a broad consensus of support. Sounds like "localism" in action.
There has been significant local opposition and a very vocal and articulate objectors' group, whose concerns have obviously reached the Minister.
Localism is turning out to be a cat which can be skinned in a number of ways.