The London Borough of Sutton has granted planning permission to Viridor’s proposed energy recovery facility at Beddington.
Based at the location of an existing landfill site, the energy from waste plant will take waste from the London Borough’s of Croydon, Kingston, Merton and Sutton, which make up the South London Waste Partnership.
The facility will have the capacity to treat 275,000 tonnes.
South London Waste Partnership Joint Waste Committee chair Councillor Derek Osbourne said: “I’m very proud of the deal we have achieved for local people. This facility is both kind to the environment and it avoids passing on large costs to the taxpayer. Viridor have listened to local people and offered something that makes sense for the entire area.”
Viridor head of development projects Robert Ryan said: “It’s great news that the committee recognised by granting us planning permission that our proposed ERF is the right solution for South London’s waste challenge and is one that will deliver real economic, social and environmental benefits.
“It is a safe and cost-effective long-term alternative to landfill, recovering resources and reducing costs to the taxpayer.”