Wednesday, 30 October 2013


The Beddington Farmlands ERF has been given approval by the local authority, the Mayor's Office and the Secretary of State despite the fact that all the local environmental and social groups were unsatisfied with the mitigation measures that were part of the application.
That represents a complete failure of local democracy and leaves only one last hope- a legal challenge on that decision.
Stop the South London Incinerator campaign are planning to lead that challenge and considering our negotiations with Viridor for adequate mitigation has failed we (I) have joined the STI campaign.


StourbridgeRantBoy said...

I wish you all the best Pete, this government (Labour are no better) are in bed with business interests. How many MP's will either be 'advisors' to these companies and/or be 'working' for them once their political 'careers' are over?

Democracy, at a local level is ridden roughshod over and becomes an Oligarchy and when all avenues are exhausted the government send the decision down to a bunch of unelected tossers at Bristol to overturn the local feelings in favour of the government and there is no appeal beyond that.

Democracy - don't make me laugh...

ATB Laurie -

Peter Alfrey said...

Completely agree. Democracy does not exist- round here anyway- although I think that is probably because we don't have enough councillors, politicians or business leaders living in this area. Democracy works very well for some I bet.
May be the courts are different?
I doubt it but will see if that goes anywhere :-/