Planning: Energy Recovery Centre (REF PP/20123267)

MQT on 2012-12-19
Session date: 
December 19, 2012
Question By: 
Navin Shah
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


I have been contacted by concerned individuals in Brent regarding the proposed giant incinerator in Harlesden, which Brent Council objects to. It's clear the proposed waste facility will cause traffic congestion and pollute our local environment. Can you please urge Ealing Council to address Brent council's concerns before they make their decision on the planning application for an 'energy recovery centre', in the industrial park at Willesden Junction? Also, can you let me know what your views are on this?


Answer for Planning: Energy Recovery Centre (REF PP/20123267)

Answer for Planning: Energy Recovery Centre (REF PP/20123267)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I would expect Ealing to have regard to all local objections, including those from residents in Brent and from Brent Council itself.

My initial comments on this application were set out in report PDU/2937/01

I will consider any representations made to the local planning authority and those made directly to myself when the application is referred back to me at Stage II following the Council's decision on the application

It should be noted that the proposals is not for a 'giant incinerator', it is for a waste management facility incorporating anaerobic digestion and advanced conversion technology (pyrolysis) and an education/visitor centre on a site within an existing industrial area. Such sites are generally considered suitable for the location of waste facilities.