Correspondence on planning conditions for Viridor's Beddington Energy Recovery Facility

Tony Burton made this Freedom of Information request to Sutton Borough Council

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The request was refused by Sutton Borough Council.

Dear Sutton Borough Council,

This is to ask for:

1. Copies of all correspondence between Sutton Council officers and/or members and Viridor and/or its representatives

2. Details of dates, attendees, agendas and minutes of meetings between Sutton Council officers and/or members and Viridor and/or its representatives

since June 2013 in relation to implementation of the planning conditions for Viridor's Beddington Energy Recovery Facility relating to conservation management and restoration of Beddington Farmlands.

Yours faithfully,

Tony Burton

LBS FOI, Sutton Borough Council

Dear Mr Burton
- F11843 (please quote in correspondence)
I acknowledge your request for information dated the 02 February 2018
relating to Correspondence On Planning Conditions For Viridor's Beddington
Energy Recovery Facility.
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LBS CMTsupport, Sutton Borough Council

Dear Mr Burton
I refer to your request for information received on 2 February 2018
concerning correspondence on planning conditions for Viridor's Beddington
Energy Recovery Facility.
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The Council estimates that it will take substantially in excess of 18
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