At last night’s Housing Economy and Business Committee, a draft of the South London Waste Plan was presented with the idea of taking it forward to “consultation”.
The supporting document’s summary for the committee starts “ As part of the ambitious for Sutton vision to make the borough a great place to live and work…..”
When you read on, there is the exciting news that no new waste sites are planned and it then goes on to summarise the totals by borough of Croydon, Kingston Merton and Sutton who make up the South London Waste Partnership separated into Household/C & I (Commercial & Industrial) and C&D ( Construction and Demolition).
It makes for an interesting summary, especially if you bring in a split of Sutton / Beddington North. Measured in tonnes
Borough Household/C&I C&D
Croydon 32,883 48,474
Kingston 35,642 0
Merton 213,179 150,183
Sutton (excl Beddington) 17,212 2,728
Beddington North 647,429 40,297
So there you have it, their numbers not mine – Beddington North a waste receptacle taking more waste than the four boroughs put together.
To the eco-protesters worried about the progress on Beddington Farmlands earlier in the evening – what chance have we got for an ecological nirvana when we are dismissed so readily by this travesty of a waste plan.
Included in the numbers is the new SUEZ plant so readily given planning permission in spite of a flawed travel plan that the London Borough of Croydon are still in dispute with and promoted because of “extant planning permission”. In spite of the site not being occupied since 2011, in 2014, inspectors for the Planning Department decided that the presence of incomplete kerbstone fitment and tarmac on the site deemed construction had started and site allocation for waste was secure. That is planned for 305,000 tonnes of waste.
Ambitious for Sutton?
As long as the ruling group can ignore Beddington North. And they are starting at an Emergency Full Council meeting on Monday when they will “debate” proposals for changes to Ward Boundaries.
Not wanting their image tainted by waste, Beddington South, with 3 Liberal Democrat Councillors, is planned to be renamed Wallington East.
Beddington North – well that becomes just plain Beddington, waste capital of the four boroughs.
We will keep fighting!!