Viridor have submitted another application to the Environment Agency (EA) to increase burning at the Beddington Energy Recovery Facility. We know the local area is not producing a significant increase of waste to warrant it and there are major concerns about the continuing breaches of emission limits.
If you are concerned too, please take the opportunity to write an objection.
The application shows what you can and can’t object to and if you scroll to the bottom of that page you will view numerous documents. The online form is easy to complete, with one main question. You may also upload a document/image, as long as it is no larger than 25MB
Main points of objection
- The ERF was built to burn the waste from four London boroughs – Sutton, Croydon, Merton and Kingston, under the South London Waste Partnership (SLWP). Both Sutton Council and SLWP have stated that the amount of rubbish we are producing is reducing, not increasing. This means that Viridor have the capacity to already burn third party waste.
- Viridor has not been able to run the ERF without constant breaches of emissions. They should not be granted a permit for extra burning, when they cannot cope with the existing amount and also the area where the waste arrives is not designed to hold additional waste.
Read responses from other people
We know it is difficult to respond to these types of applications. Our response is quite lengthy, but we are happy for you to pick out bullet points from it to create your own, or use the main points of objection above. What is important is to show the EA that residents are not happy with this application.
- NDG’s response
- Sutton Council’s response (also asking residents to object to the application & providing useful points of objection)
- South London Waste Partnership’s response