You may remember we had a demo outside Savills estate agent recently due to their involvement with the Felnex development which is being pushed in to taking the waste heat.
It took the demo to force Savills in to responding to our repeated requests for a meeting. In their written response (see below) they are keen to point out they are no longer involved in the process and (like everyone else) confirm the use of waste heat has not been agreed.
Dear Mr Khan
Thank you for your letter dated 21 March 2015.
We can confirm that Savills was appointed in 2006 as planning agent and development manager for the Felnex redevelopment in Hackbridge. Savills’ appointment as development manager on the Felnex redevelopment ceased in early 2014.
During Savills’ appointment as planning agent, Savills, acting on behalf of the Felnex redevelopment, was obliged to include green energy proposals, in line with Greater London Authority and the London Borough of Sutton Council policy. Such proposals were due in part to Hackbridge plans to become the UK’s first sustainable suburb.
One of the several options put forward in the planning proposal was to take ‘waste heat’ from the Viridor plant on Beddington Lane. Savills understands that no decision has yet been taken to commit to this or the other options that were considered but as Savills is not involved with any discussions on behalf of any party in this matter we cannot confirm this.
Outline planning permission on the Felnex redevelopment was obtained in March 2012.
Savills has not been and never has been appointed as planning consultants in relation to the Viridor plant on Beddington Lane. We understand that Viridor was granted planning permission for an Energy Recovery Facility in March 2014, however, as Savills had no involvement in that planning application, we cannot comment on the need for or scale of the proposal.
Savills (UK) Limited