Search

New Rainham energy plant will be able to bring in waste from outside Havering

17:07 20 March 2013

Cllr David Durant

Cllr David Durant

Archant

A plant which will turn waste into energy will bring waste into Rainham from other parts of Greater London and Essex.

Permission was given for the variation of the already approved plan to set up the renewable energy facility at the Fairview Industrial Estate site, at Havering Council’s Regulatory Services meeting on Thursday last week.

Cllr David Durant (Independent Residents’ Group, Rainham and Wennington) opposed the idea.

He said: “For this application to be viable it will require most of its waste to be obtained from outside the ELWA (East London Waste Authority) area, contrary to the green policy of policy of obtaining waste locally.”

He said the whole plan was, in effect, being changed from its original proposal.

The plant needs to process 130,000 tonnes of waste a year to meet its capacity, but cannot obtain this amount locally.

The original legal agreement stated it couldn’t obtain waste from anywhere but Frog Island and Jenkins Lane, but these sites have now signed contracts elsewhere meaning that it can’t supply the new site with enough waste.

Cllr Ron Ower (Residents’ Association, Upminster) asked for confirmation that lorries delivering waste would not be allowed to travel through Rainham Village.

The variation was approved by nine votes in favour, with one against, with Cllr Steven Kelly leaving the room because he is on the board of the East London Waste Authority.

0 comments

Latest News Stories

Proposed site for development in the Rainham and Beam Park plan where the train station will be

Plans to transform land in the south of the borough with 3,500 new homes, a new train station, a school, and health care and leisure facilities have been unveiled.

Yesterday, 17:10
Photo: Martin Le-May

An amateur wildlife photographer did not expect anything to come of his friend tweeting his picture of a woodpecker flying off with a weasel on its back – how wrong he was.

Yesterday, 15:30
Perry Tarrant

A man is set to climb mountains in memory of his brother.

Yesterday, 11:10
The two images issued by police. Picture: Essex Police

Police are hunting for two men after meat was taken from a Co-operative convenience store.

Most read news

WW100

Click on the banner above for full coverage of the centenary commemorations of the outbreak of the First World War.

News from your area

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Romford Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24
Our trusted business finder

A one-off version is being auctioned off for Comic Relief.

A man has now been jailed for the attack which left the officer unconscious.

The thieves were in and out in one minute – much like in the films.