Stop the South London Incinerator

Air pollution kills tens of thousands of people a year in the UK.

It is a fact that waste incineration adds to the pollution we all breathe. There are no safe levels of air pollution so I say enough is enough.

I am a local resident who doesn't want his family being poisoned for profit. I have been a long standing member of the campaign group Stop The Incinerator and have taken the case to the high courts.

The challenge in the courts was unsuccessful but I am very grateful to everyone who has helped me with this process. The money raised through this site and other means has all been spent on legal fees. Any additional monies raised will be used for other actions.

Although the Judicial Review was unsuccessful, the fight continues based on claims that the process was corrupted: donations were made by Viridor to a Lib Dem Linked church, a member of the planning committee was coerced in to changing his vote, the close personal relationship between a member of Sutton Council and the CEO of Viridor was not declared.

The South London Incinerator will kill people. It is also an act of environmental vandlism that will destroy important wetland habitat and kill wildlife.

The dioxins that are released get in to in to the soil, water and food chain.

Even if you don't live close enough to breathe in the poisons directly you could be eating food that has been contaminated.

The toxic emissions cause cancer, birth defects and breathing problems.

If you have asthma or a respiratory illness it will make it worse.

Our health and our green spaces are worth fighting for. Stop them from polluting the environment for profit.

Donate towards our legal challenge and together we can make a difference.

Find out more on the website:

See my speech at the Stop the Incinerator Demo in 2012, it starts at 5.54:

See what other local residents think about the incinerator:


We are a campaign group made up of local residents, business owners and members of various political parties. The campaign is being run and funded by members of the public who don't want to see their health go up in smoke.


I believe we can set a precedent that will protect people up and down the country from these dangerous waste incinerators.

This isn't about not wanting it in my back yard. I don't want it any ones back yard.

If they can get away with building an incinerator on protected land next to the most populated Borough in London they can get away with building them anywhere.

By challenging this immoral and illegal incinerator in the courts we will show that it's not okay to build them just anywhere regardless of the consequences.

This is not just a local issue, it is a national one.


It will be operational from 2017 and will burn 300,000 tonnes of rubbish every year for the next 25 years.

That's equivalent in weight to 68 double decker buses a day.

Viridor, the company building it, have a contract that guarantees them a supply of rubbish for 25 years. This stops waste reduction and recycling.

The rubbish will not be sorted before it is burned. This means rubbish that could be recycled or reused will get burned. Dangerous things like gas cylinders and radioactive waste will get burned. And we will all be breathing this lethal concoction.

When fully operational there will be about 666 lorries a day, many of them carrying hazardous waste.

That's 55 lorries an hour adding to the congestion on our roads and the pollution in the air.

There is no contractual obligation to ensure lorries stick to designated routes which means they will use residential streets as cut throughs.

This incinerator is being built on a site that's supposed to be protected from development as it's both Metropolitan Open Land (which has the same status as Green Belt Land) and is also a Site of Metropolitan Importance for Nature Conservation.

Home to a diverse range of wildlife including 145 different species of birds and about half the UK's tree sparrow population.

This incinerator will devastate the environment and our health.
We must stop it.

Please donate money to our legal fund and sign our petition to end waste incineration once and for all.

For more information go to:

Shasha Khan, local resident and father.


Dave Pettener
Croydon, Greater London, United Kingdom

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