Incinerator Safety

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


What guidance and research on incinerator safety would your office consider when approving an Incinerator, do you think it would be more appropriate for an independent Health Impact Assessment to be carried out to ensure the independence of this report?


Answer for Incinerator Safety

Answer for Incinerator Safety

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am of course concerned to ensure that incinerators operate safely. My planning powers are primarily concerned with the use of land but in exercising them I take account of health and safety considerations in line with London Plan policy

Alongside these, there is a separate licensing regime for incinerators, controlled by the Environment Agency which deals with issues of air quality and pollution and this provides the sort of independent assessment to which you refer.