Croydon Council silence on Incinerator due to judicial review process

Croydon Council’s silence on the Beddington Lane Incinerator is due to the on-going judicial review process. Stuart Collins, the Cabinet member on the Waster Partnership which has commissioned the facility will make a statement when the legal process has ended.

Collins made this clear to the Streets and Environment Scrutiny Sub-Committee when it questioned him on 18 November. The report from the Scrutiny and Strategic Oversight Committee’s Chair to the full Council meeting on 1 December states:

‘Members also heard about the history, structure and governance of the South West London Waste Partnership. Members sought information about incinerator technology, truck journeys and the potential impact on the council and residents if Croydon was to withdraw from the Partnership. Members also heard about the importance of Household Waste Recycling sites, that Croydon was the only London Borough to have three such sites, that they accepted over 40 different types of materials and that recycling and reuse figures were on the increase.

Members of the Committee were aware of the current appeal against a ruling by a high court judge to uphold Sutton Council’s decision to approve plans for an incinerator on Beddington Farmlands and did not stray into discussion on this. The Cabinet Member for Green and Clean undertook to issue a statement on behalf of the Council as soon as a decision on the appeal has been made.’

The full report can be accessed at

For background see:


About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly, and am a member of the latter's Environment Forum. I am a member of the 5 Norbury Residents Associations Joint Planning Committee, and a Governor of Norbury Manor Primary School. I write for Croydon Citizen at I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and advise the North East People's History Project.. I give history talks and lead history walks. I retired in 2012 having worked in the community/voluntary sector and on heritage projects. My history interests include labour movement, mutuality, Black British, slavery & abolition, Edwardian roller skating and the social and political use of music and song. I have a particular interest in the histories of Battersea and Wandsworth, Croydon and Lambeth. I have a publishing imprint History & Social Action Publications.
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