FIT Cuts

MQT on 2015-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2015
Question By: 
Murad Qureshi
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


How many anaerobic digestion (AD) plants proposed - or with planning permission - in London are threatened not to go ahead as a result of the Government's recent FIT consultation changes?


Answer for FIT Cuts

Answer for FIT Cuts

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I have approved planning permission for two AD plants - one in Sutton (Sita, Mitcham Park) and one in Barking and Dagenham (Re:Food, Sustainable Industries Park). It is too early to know the impact, if any, of the Government's FIT on the fate of these planned facilities. At this point both are still planned to be built over the next year.

The London Waste and Recycling Board have invested £2890,000 in an AD facility in Hertfordshire. Construction of the plant began in June 2014 and is still expected to be operational in spring 2016.