Saturday, 14 January 2012

The Future of Beddington Farmlands

Viridor (The Waste managment company operating the landfill at Beddington) have started the consultation process ahead of putting in a planning application to build an incinerator at Beddington Farmlands.
This is contrary to original commitments and plans of developing a public nature reserve at Beddington by 2015 which is both behind schedule and failing to achieve conservation management plan targets.
In addition to ecological objections by the Beddington Farmlands Bird Group there is also a lot of opposition from local residents and other groups with regards to health risks posed by the incinerator and also by recycling advocates who would prefer recycling and reuse as an alternative to incineration.
Things are squaring up for a very interesting situation.

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