Beddington incinerator (6)

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


The Surrey eco-park includes an anaerobic digestion plant, and there are others with planning permission in England and Scotland. Did you require Viridor to consider such alternatives?


Answer for Beddington incinerator (6)

Answer for Beddington incinerator (6)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Written response from the Mayor The applicant came forward with this proposal following the selection process by the South London Waste Partnership and I did not require Viridor to consider alternative technologies. In terms of waste management, my policies confirm that I am technology neutral in relation to what process is used. I do note that anaerobic digestion plants treat food waste, whilst this facility is intended to treat other non-recyclable household waste that would otherwise be destined for landfill. There are other anaerobic digestion facilities, either existing or proposed, including SITA in Mitcham that I approved recently, that are intended to deal with South London's food waste.