Beddington incinerator (2)

MQT on 2013-09-11
Session date: 
September 11, 2013
Question By: 
Nicky Gavron
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


The planning report (D&P/2600/01) states that the Beddington incinerator must be 'CHP ready' as soon as construction is done. Does that mean that the piping must already be installed? Will the facility be able to commence operations if a heat network is not yet operable?


Answer for Beddington incinerator (2)

Answer for Beddington incinerator (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Written response from the Mayor There is a specific planning condition included in the decision notice requiring the applicant to demonstrate that once constructed, the ERF is 'CHP ready'. A CHP Feasibility Review is also required and a CHP Working Group would be set up, with the applicant paying £100,000 towards this. An ESCo (likely to be Sutton Council) would be responsible for installing the pipe network - initially from the landfill gas engines to heat users (and then from the ERF), once customers are identified.