Beddington Incinerator (1)

MQT on 2015-10-21
Session date: 
October 21, 2015
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


While there is was not a statutory need to complete a Health Impact Assessment as part of the plans for an incinerator at Beddington, the GLA Act 1999 requires Londonwide policies to account for and promote health, and the London Plan also requires consideration of the impact of health and wellbeing on communities to be considered. When you approved the Beddington Incinerator were you satisfied that a Health Impact Assessment had been properly considered?


Answer for Beddington Incinerator (1)

Answer for Beddington Incinerator (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The application for the energy recovery facility was accompanied by an Environmental Statement, which included an assessment of socio-economic and health effects of the proposed development. This included a health impact assessment, which you can view via Viridor's website here:

In considering the application at Stage 1 and Stage 2, the impact of the scheme in terms of air quality was carefully considered and I am satisfied that the effects upon health were properly assessed.   It is also noted that the Environment Agency has issued an Environment Permit, and there are tight limits placed on ERF facilities by EU legislation.