Lakeside Energy from Waste facility

Meeting: 
MQT on 2016-02-22
Session date: 
February 22, 2016
Reference: 
2016/0590
Question By: 
Stephen Knight
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

What is your assessment of the potential impact on London's waste management of closing the Lakeside Energy from Waste facility, as would be required were a third runway to be built at Heathrow?

Answer

Answer for Lakeside Energy from Waste facility

Answer for Lakeside Energy from Waste facility

Answered By: 
The Mayor

If the Lakeside Energy from Waste Facility were to be closed I would not expect the impact on London's Waste Management to be significant. Through my London Plan I have required London boroughs to identify sufficient land to manage the equivalent of all of London's waste in London. But for a few cases, this has been completed. Lakeside Energy from Waste Facility is outside of London and therefore surplus to London Plan requirements.