On Monday 23rd September 2013, at a full meeting of Bromley Council, the Labour Party submitted the following motion:
This Council calls upon the Environment Agency to revoke the operating licence of Waste4Fuel Ltd with immediate effect.
Councillor Peter Fookes, leader of the Bromley Labour Group, stated that operations at this site were having a detrimental effect on the lives and health of local residents and were
totally unacceptable. He said:
Residents in the Crays deserve the protection of this Council.
Councillor Ince (Cray Valley West) tabled an amendment which was seconded by Councillor Fortune (Cray Valley East). The effect of the amendment was to dilute the original motion, to maintain the status quo and allow Waste4Fuel to carry on with their operations.
None of the elected representatives in Cray Valley East or Cray Valley West voted to support the motion. And none of the Conservative or Liberal Democrat members of the Council spoke out in support of the motion.
Labour’s candidates in the 2014 local elections will continue to campaign for the closure of this site. The candidates for Cray Valley East are Tim Fisher, Maria Burton and Nathaniel Arthur. For Cray Valley West, they’re Graham Du Plessis, Rebecca Rowland and Chris Taylor.