Sutton incinerator

MQT on 2013-06-19
Session date: 
June 19, 2013
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


The proposed Energy Recovery Facility in Beddington, Sutton, will incinerate hundreds of thousands of tonnes of recyclable waste over the period of the contract. A resolution passed in May 2012 by the European Parliament called for incineration with energy recovery to be limited to 'non-recyclable materials only' by 2020. As this is may pave the way for far more stringent incineration polices within the lifetime of the proposed facility, following the forthcoming review of the EU Waste Framework Directive, will you consider this as a material consideration in your forthcoming Stage II decision?


Answer for Sutton incinerator

Answer for Sutton incinerator

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Please see my response to MQ 1973 / 2013.

I was consulted on the planning application for the energy from waste facility at Beddington Lane and provided my initial comments on 20 September 2012. I raised a number of issues relating to waste planning, Metropolitan Open Lane, biodiversity, sustainable development, design, air quality and transport. I am aware that the Council has resolved to grant consent and that the application is due to be referred back to me once the section 106 is drafted, therefore I cannot comment specifically about the merits of this proposal.