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Controversial plans for a waste-burning incinerator in south London have been given the go-ahead by the Mayor of London. The site will take over 300,000 tonnes of rubbish and turn it into energy for nearby homes. But campaigners say it looks ugly, and could even pose a threat to health.
Nick Thatcher reports.
The company behind the controversial proposals to build a waste incinerator in Sutton has produced this promotional video for the scheme:
Viridor has welcomed the Mayor's office judgement to allow a waste-burning incinerator in Beddington. Ian John, head of Planning said:
Sutton Borough Council gave permission for a waste-burning incinerator, a decision which has now been backed by the Mayor of London. Planning officials say the Mayor will not direct them to go back on the decision for the site in Beddington.
Deputy Mayor Sir Edward Lister today found "no sound reasons for the Mayor to direct refusal of the scheme":
Controversial plans for a waste-burning incinerator in Sutton have been given the go-ahead by the Mayor of London
The Mayor's Office is due to make a decision today on whether or not a waste burning incinerator can be built in Sutton.
If given the go ahead the incinerator will burn waste from four London boroughs (Croydon, Kingston upon Thames, Merton and Sutton).
Local campaign groups, and Green Party members of the London Assembly are opposed to the plan.