Sita recycling plant

Meeting: 
MQT on 2009-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2009
Reference: 
2009/3531
Question By: 
Richard Tracey
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

If the Sita recycling plant in Benedicts Road submit a revised planning application to you, will you take into account the inappropriateness of large lorries squeezing down narrow streets, as well as the smell that would be inflicted on local residents? If you receive a planning application for this plant, will you meet with a delegation of local residents who would be affected by the decision?

Answer

Answer for Sita recycling plant

Answer for Sita recycling plant

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Merton Council has sent updated information and documentation to my officers in relation to this planning application. This information is currently being considered with a view to providing a Stage 1 response to Merton within the next six weeks. The response will also include feedback from Transport for London, which will be considering the issue of freight movements and the transport impacts of the scheme, in discussion with Merton Council's transport officers. This, together with other matters such as design, energy and environmental effects will be taken into account by myself and Merton Council in the consideration of the planning application. Local residents also have the opportunity to write to Merton Council planning department to express any concerns about the scheme.

In relation to your last point, due to my diary commitments I am not in a position to meet local residents in relation to planning applications.