The South London Waste Partnership (SLWP) – a voluntary waste disposal partnership between Sutton, Croydon, Merton and Kingston Councils has been working together for a number of years to find cost effective and sustainable waste disposal solutions. The work started with reuse & recycling centres and waste transport in the early days and progressed on to finding ways to divert waste from landfill. In the last few months the SLWP has selected Viridor as the preferred bidder to provide an energy recovery facility (ERF) in Beddington Lane.
In order to get permission to build the ERF plant, Viridor must apply for planning permission and get a permit from the Environment Agency to operate the site. Sutton Council received Viridor’s planning application last week and this has now been validated. It is being registered as a valid application today (31st July 2012) and will be available on the Sutton Council website from Friday (3rd August).
Neighbour notification letters will be delivered this Friday and this will be the beginning of a 6 week notification period.
More about Viridor in Beddington Lane here
You can find out more about the SLWP here