Beddington Incinerator (3)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-10-23
Session date: 
October 23, 2013
Reference: 
2013/3726
Question By: 
Nicky Gavron
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

You responded to a previous question (3119 / 2013) by noting that "I did not require [Beddington developer] Viridor to consider alternative technologies" to incineration. Does this not run counter to your waste hierarchy?

Answer

Answer for Beddington Incinerator (3)

Answer for Beddington Incinerator (3)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

No. The proposed facility has been chosen by South London Waste Partnership as it provides a waste management solution to deal with residual waste that is not able to be re-used, recycled or composted.  Energy recovery through incineration does form part of London Plan waste hierarchy, to deal with waste that has not been reused or recycled.