Monthly Archives: August 2015

In Corby Lib Dems protest, in Sutton they welcome waste burners.

The Lib Dem group on Corby council have been protesting against a gasification waste incinerator that would affect quality and public health.

These are people loyal to their morals and liberal core beliefs, exactly what the public voted for.

Corby citizens protesting the plant

Corby citizens protesting the plant

This starkly contrasts to the ruling Lib Dems on Sutton council, who not only allowed a similar (although older technology) plant to be built in Beddington, but are also happy to allow other existing waste sites to alter their use for incineration.

In Sutton we see a council with the mask of liberalism disguising their true nature, because allowing such dangerous infrastructures, that will endanger people’s lives, goes completely against traditional Lib Dem ideals and values.

The Beddington Lane incinerator

An example of a waste plant

This is highlighted in Corby and elsewhere around the country, where we see locally elected Liberal Democrats putting residents’ wellbeing at the forefront of decision making.

It is surprising that Sutton’s Lib Dem councillors can even stand up straight with such weak backbones.

Even Conservative councillors there are protesting. If it wasn’t such a serious matter it would be laughable that our own ‘Liberal Democrats’ permit such applications in Sutton.

We believe that our local councillors can learn real and relevant lessons from Corby – be inspired even – for they show us what is possible and that together we can fight to stop such developments, that aren’t in our best interests, from being built.


Waste Lorry Overturns on Purley Way

A lorry transporting waste to or from the Beddington Lane landfill site overturned this morning on Purley Way.  The accident happened at around 08:00 on Friday 14th August closing the main A23 in both directions.  The north bound carriageway had reopened by 09:15 but the south bound carriageway remained closed with traffic following a diversion around the Ampere Way roundabout.20150814_104020

The Heverin articulated lorry was carrying a full load of residual waste.  Once all of the incinerators planned for Beddington Lane are operational there will be over 1,000 lorry movements to service them EVERY day.  Drenl have stated that they plan to use 20 ton lorries for their gasification plant at the site previously occupied by Country Waste.  The potential for more accidents is all too obvious.  If any other vehicle had been caught under the lorry as it tipped over the consequences are frightening!