The incinerator is being built on important wetland that is supposed to have the same protection status as Green Belt land. Not only is it Metropolitan Open Land it is also A Site of Importance For Nature Conservation.
Even before planning permission was granted Viridor cut down trees to prevent any delay in the building process. The tree sparrow population has gone from one of the largest in the Country to a single breeding pair.
This act of enivronmental vandalism has been condemed by a number of high profile naturalists and environmentalists.