CROWDS will join a march against plans for a new incinerator on Portland today.

The protest, organised by Portland 4 the Planet, will start at 10am.

The day will begin with short speeches and chants on the green beside Victoria Square roundabout before campaigners march to the entrance to Portland Port entrance and back to the green.

Organisers have said that this is a legal protest and that Dorset Police will be present for this demonstration.

As reported, Powerfuel Portland wants to build a £100 million Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) at Portland Port which would burn up to 202,000 tonnes of non-hazardous waste each year to convert to energy.

Powerfuel says the plant would use waste as a fuel to produce 15MW of energy, supplied to the national grid - enough to power around 30,000 homes - as well as providing shore power to Portland Port.

Previously cited concerns include the potential impact upon tourism on Dorset's Jurassic Coast, and emissions from the plant and heavy vehicles affecting Weymouth, as well as Portland.