Relief as Waste4Fuel rubbish mountain finally set to be cleared
PUBLISHED: 10:46 30 March 2015
But those responsible need to be brought to account, MPs say
A mountain of rubbish which has been making the lives of people in Bromley a misery for years is finally set to be cleared.
The Environment Agency and the London Borough of Bromley have agreed to clear the abandoned Waste4Fuel tip, in St Paul’s Cray, an insanitary horror which has been simply left to fester after the company running the site abandoned it.
The area’s three Conservative MPs, Bromley and Chislehurst MP Bob Neill, Old Bexley and Sidcup MP James Brokenshire and Orpington MP Jo Johnson, have welcomed the news.
The trio have long been campaigning for the site to be cleared, holding regular meetings with the Environment Agency and ministers at the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
In a joint statement they said: “Today’s announcement will finally bring relief to people who have had to put up with the consequences of this waste mountain.
“The fires at the site have caused significant disruption and the rubbish pile is an absolute eyesore.
“Those responsible for causing this unacceptable situation need to be brought to account, and lessons need to be learned as to how the site could have got so out of control.”