§ Mr. Evennett
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what assessment he has made of the expected impact of the three large-scale incineration plants within the east Thames corridor on the proposed linear town in east London; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Yeo
Proposals for all three applications are accompanied by environmental assessment statements. Cory Environmental Ltd's proposal for a waste-to-energy incinerator at Belvedere is at present being considered by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Energy. Thames Water's planning applications for two sludge incinerators at Beckton and Crossness are being considered by the councils of the London boroughs of Newham and Bexley respectively.