Disagree with the building of the incinerator? Act now!

If you oppose to the building of the incinerator and the inadequate mitigation measures, let the Mayor of London and the Environmental Agency know now.  All you need to do is to email them.

One of the Mayor’s duties when considering the application at this second stage is to consider the scale of local opposition, and when the time comes to reporting the case to the Mayor, officers will explain in further detail the scale of the local opposition to the proposed development.

It is therefore important that we get as many responses to them as possible to let them know that we want a proper say what goes on in our neighbourhood and all our questions answered properly.

You can e-mail to mayor@london.gov.uk and the Environment Agency at psc@environment-agency.gov.uk

Have a look at our local issues page for lots more information.

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One thought on “Disagree with the building of the incinerator? Act now!

  1. e-mail received from Boris Johnson’s office:

    From: Mayor of London [mailto:mayor@london.gov.uk]
    Sent: 21 May 2013 17:52

    Subject: RE: MGLA170513-6785 Beddington Incinerator

    Dear xxxx

    Thank you for your correspondence regarding Viridor’s planning application for Beddington Farmlands. I have been asked to reply.

    The Mayor’s role in strategic planning applications is as a statutory consultee. Up until this point Sutton Council has carried out its initial consultation (known as Stage 1), and a response has been provided by the Mayor setting out a number of issues that have been raised regarding the proposal, that the applicant and the Council will need to address before the scheme can be considered in accordance with the strategic policies set out in the London Plan. This includes issues in relation to Metropolitan Open Land, waste processing, biodiversity, design of the buildings, climate change, air quality and transport.

    Once Sutton Council has made a resolution to grant or refuse planning permission, it would need to refer the application to the Mayor, who must then decide whether the Council’s recommendation will stand, or that he shall act as the local planning authority for the purposes of determining the application (known as Stage 2). When it does come to the point of reviewing Sutton Council’s decision, the Mayor’s determination must be based on issues of strategic importance to London, and he has the power to either direct a Council to refuse planning permission or become the local planning authority for the purposes of determining the application.

    One of the Mayor’s duties when considering the application at Stage 2 is to consider the scale of local opposition, and when the time comes to reporting the case to the Mayor, officers will explain in further detail the scale of the local opposition to the proposed development.

    I hope this information provides some clarity about the Mayor’s role and issues of concern at this stage in the planning application process. I understand that the Council is currently commissioning reviews of the applicant’s planning application, and that the Environment Agency also has a role in terms of permits for the facility, with particular reference to emissions.

    Yours sincerely

    Carl Robertshaw
    Public Liaison Officer

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