HC Deb 11 May 1998 vol 312 cc14-5W
Sir Raymond Powell

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, pursuant to his answer of 8 April 1998,Official Report, column 294, if he will list (a) the names and locations of licensed landfill sites used in the disposal of contaminated soil from the area of the Greenwich Peninsula which is to be leased to the New Millennium Experience Company, (b) the names of contractors used for the disposal, (c) the statutory provisions under which consultations were carried out with local residents at selected licensed landfill sites, (d) the total cost of removal and (e) the cost to Government funds of the disposal. [40599]

Angela Eagle

The information requested is:

(a) the names and location of licensed landfill sites used, by owner are: Shanks and McEwan (Southern Waste Services) Ltd.: Calvert Landfill Site, Brackley Lane, Calvert, Buckinghamshire MK18 2EN L" Field Landfill Site, Green Lane, Stewartby, Bedfordshire MK43 9LZ Brogborough Landfill Site, Woburn Road, Brogborough, Bedfordshire MK43 0TN Weldon Landfill Site, Kettering Road, Welcon, Corby, Northamptonshire NN17 3JG Biffa Waste Services Ltd.: Redhill Landfill Site, Cormongers Lane, Nuffield, Redhill, Surrey RH1 4ER Shakespeare Farm Landfill Site, Shakespeare Farm Road, St. Mary Hod, Rochester, Kent NE3 8RN Welford Landfill Site, Welford Quarry, Cold Ashby, Northamptonshire NN6 7JF Sandspinner' s Ltd.: Wootton Landfill Site, A508 (southbound), Collingtree, Northamptonshire NN4 0LY EEB Cliff Ltd., Erith Group: Mardyke Farm Landfill Site, Dagenham Road, South Homchurch, Rainham, Essex William Boyer and Sons Ltd.: Area "A" Harmondsworth, Egglesey Farm, Harmondsworth, Middlesex Leigh Environmental (Southern) Ltd.: Wapsey's Wood Landfill Site, Oxford Road, Gerrard's Cross, Buckinghamshire SL9 8TE Pioneer Aggregates: Brazier Landfill Site, Ware Quarry, Westmill Road, Ware, Hertfordshire SG12 0AP St. Albans Sand and Gravel Co. Ltd.: Westmill Landfill Site, Watton Road, Ware, Hertfordshire, SG12 0ES Hales Waste Control Ltd.: Kilsby Landfill Site, Daventry Road, Kilsbury, Rugby, Warwickshire CV23 8XF Thames Waste Management: Norlands Lane, Thorpe, Egham, Surrey, TW20 8SS.

(b) the names of the main waste haulage firms who were employed as sub-contractors to the main contractors are:

  • Erith Haulage Group
  • Shanks and McEwan (Southern Waste Services) Ltd.
  • McArdle.

(c) The statutory provisions relating to consultation on applications for waste management licences, or applications to modify the conditions of licences, are set out in sections 36(4) and 37(5) of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (as amended following the establishment of the Environment Agency). There is no statutory requirement for consultation with local residents. The objective of the licensing system is to ensure that waste is disposed of without harming the environment or human health and the Environment Agency has a statutory duty to supervise licensed sites. It is a criminal offence to dispose of waste in breach of licence conditions or in a manner likely to cause pollution of the environment or harm to human health.

(d) and (e) Separate figures are not maintained on the cost of removal which forms part of larger contracts. It is estimated that £8.2m was spent on removal and disposal of which an estimated £6m was a cost to Government funds.

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