Tag Archives: Incineration

£2.50 per person – the price Viridor puts on your health

Local environmental campaigners claim that local councils, including Croydon, have handed a £1 billion contract to Viridor to run a controversial waste incinerator all in return for no more than £2.50 per person in the local area in “mitigation”. The … Continue reading

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Incinerator campaigners to take battle to judicial review

Environment campaigners in south London want to use a judicial review to challenge the decision to allow Viridor and Sutton Council to build a waste incinerator on Metropolitan Open Land at Beddington Lane. The decision was announced on Wednesday by … Continue reading

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Beddington incinerator is a burning issue for Surrey

TERRY GARDENER doesn’t live in Croydon, but across the southern boundary in Surrey. He still realises that the smoke and particulates from an incinerator built in Sutton could harm the health of his family and his neighbours. Here, he sends … Continue reading

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Selling himself cheap: Councillor Hoar’s a wanted man

This was spotted by our loyal reader in North End yesterday, at the Green Fair… Clearly, Councillor Simon “I’m cheap, but I’m not free” Hoar’s reputation is sinking lower than ever.

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Sutton Council looking to run energy company with Viridor

Sutton Council has been trying to register a commercial company that would manage the energy produced by the Beddington Lane incinerator – even before the proposals from Viridor have received planning permission from … Sutton Council. The decision on the … Continue reading

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“We will reject having the incinerator imposed upon us”

TONY NEWMAN, the leader of the Labour opposition group on Croydon Council, says that he will use every legal power available to stop a £1 billion Viridor incinerator project being developed on the borders of the borough at Beddington Lane … Continue reading

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£1bn incinerator “replay” meeting hurriedly set-up for May 15

Sutton Council’s anxiety to push through proposals to build a waste incinerator in the midst of a highly populated residential area in Beddington Lane was demonstrated today with the announcement that a further development control committee meeting will be staged … Continue reading

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Sutton official tried to influence vote at incinerator meeting

An audio clip, obtained from the official Sutton Council recording of last week’s controversial planning meeting for the £1 billion incinerator scheme at Beddington Lane, shows that a council official intervened with the meeting chairman to try to force a … Continue reading

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Campaigners to protest at incinerator planning meeting

The campaign to stop the building of a waste incinerator on Metropolitan Open Land at Beddington Lane seems to be entering a critical phase, following the approval of the plans for the Viridor  commercial scheme by Sutton Council’s planning officers. … Continue reading

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Inventor ready to create a stink to oppose incinerator

A former district centre manager is hoping that energy-from-waste technology could provide Croydon with low-cost, free energy for decades to come. Jason Grant is taking the initiative, offering what he says is a cleaner, greener alternative to the council’s own … Continue reading

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Dr Toxic’s latest hit is a real Song for Europe (and Waddon)

It’s unlikely to be at No1 when the next charts are announced, and Justin Beiber has little to fear. But Dr Toxic’s little ditty might just end up becoming an ear-worm for the Waddon councillors who sought election on a … Continue reading

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Incinerator campaigners demonstrate that money talks

The Development Committee on Sutton Council thought they were holding a routine meeting last night, until a number of Stop The Incinerator protestors drawn from across Sutton and Croydon entered with placards and sat down at the front of the … Continue reading

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Green MEP to join campaign against incinerator

Jean Lambert, the Green Party’s MEP for London, is to visit Beddington, the site of the proposed waste incinerator, to meet concerned residents and give her support to the Stop the South London Incinerator Campaign. With growing evidence of markedly … Continue reading

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Campaign asks residents to lobby Boris against the burn

Local Green issues campaigner Gordon Ross is appealing to residents to write to Boris Johnson and to Sutton Council to express their opposition to the proposed South London Waste Incinerator. In a letter circulating the borough, Ross writes, “I’m contacting … Continue reading

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Greens call for Croydon residents to act now on incinerator

The local Green party is calling on Croydon and Sutton residents to ensure that they take part in the consultation process for the Beddington Lane incinerator, with the deadline for objections to be submitted next Tuesday, September 18.

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Wildlife and fire puts the heat on Beddington incinerator plans

Tuesday’s massive fire at the Beddington Lane sewage works and some rare migrating birds are to be used by campaigners to strengthen their arguments against plans for a £1billion waste incinerator scheme on the site. The London Fire Brigade warned … Continue reading

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Paddick joins opposition to Beddington incinerator

Brian Paddick, the LibDems’ candidate for London Mayor, has put himself on a collision course with Liberal Democrat-controlled Sutton Council by condemning plans for a waste incinerator in Beddington Lane. “The last thing we need is an incinerator,” Paddick told … Continue reading

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Pollution levels on the rise under noses of Croydon council

Less than 48 hours after the momentous incinerator decision was taken behind closed doors at the Town Hall, and there is already worrying signs of pollution seeping out in central Croydon. Even with the Beddington Lane incinerator unlikely to be … Continue reading

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Cancer risks from £1bn Croydon incinerator, warn Greens

Next week marks a turning point in a process that could determine the health and well-being of generations of south Londoners. Here, Inside Croydon’s GREEN MAN explains some of the risks we all face if plans for a waste incineration … Continue reading

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