A GROUP of swimmers are saying 'no' to the Portland incinerator plan.

While campaigners against the proposed £100m Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) have raised concerns about potential harm to things on the land, the Black Pigs swimming group are worried about the sea.

They are concerned that extra shipping movements - vessels bringing in waste to the site - could potentially affect marine life and local award-winning beaches.

Laura Everett Coles said "How can a country and a county which is working towards becoming carbon neutral, and exhorting other countries to commit to doing the same, even consider doing this project which moves us backwards by decades and delivers a negative impact long into the future?"

The group gathered in the sea near Portland Castle with placards to make their views known.

They will also be joining in a march this Saturday on Portland. Campaigners will gather on the green near Victoria Square from 10am.