Monday, 2nd July, 2018

Further consultation launched on plans for proposed Riverside Energy Park in Belvedere

Cory Riverside Energy (“Cory”), a leading recycling, energy recovery and resource management company, has launched a further public consultation on its plans for Riverside Energy Park.

Following an initial consultation that was held in May, Cory is now running this next and final phase of pre-application consultation from Monday 18 June to 30 July 2018, so that the public and local organisations have a further opportunity to learn more about the project and provide their views on the proposals before they are finalised.

The proposed Energy Park would complement Cory’s existing Riverside Resource Recovery Facility, which has been operating successfully on Norman Road since 2011. The Energy Park would integrate a range of technologies including waste energy recovery, anaerobic digestion (for local food and green waste), solar panels and battery storage.

If granted consent, Riverside Energy Park would enable Cory to convert even more of London’s residual (non-recyclable) “black bin” waste into low carbon renewable energy, particularly during times of peak usage. It would also provide the opportunity for heat to be exported to nearby homes and businesses and continue to convert the residual ash that is left over at the end of the process into construction materials useful for building London’s homes and roads.

Cory will be holding its latest series of public exhibitions at local venues, with a range of information and activities to help people better understand the proposals and have their say. Visitors don’t need an appointment and can just drop in at whatever time is most convenient.

Nicholas Pollard, Chief Executive of Cory Riverside Energy, said: “We’d like to thank everybody who took the time to come along to the public exhibitions we held in May this year and all those who gave us their views on our proposals. We really enjoyed sharing our exciting plans with the local community and were encouraged by a lot of the positive feedback we received.”

“We’ve now completed a number of technical studies that look in more detail at the project and explain what our approach will be to a number of key areas. This

includes our protection of local air quality, transport management and other environmental information. This is all being made available as part of this further consultation and we really want local people to come along, find out about all the extra information we’ve prepared and give us their views.”

As with its previous consultation, Cory will be holding a series of public events at the following times and locations:

Friday 6th July, 9am - 1pm
Belvedere Community Centre, Mitchell Close, Belvedere DA17 6AA

Friday 6th July, 4pm - 8pm
Slade Green & Howbury Community Centre, Chrome Road, Erith DA8 2EL

Saturday 7th July, 9am - 1pm
Belvedere Community Centre, Mitchell Close, Belvedere DA17 6AA

Saturday 7th July, 3pm - 6pm
The Leigh University Technical College, Brunel Way DA1 5TF

Tuesday 10th July, 4pm - 8pm
Slade Green & Howbury Community Centre, Chrome Road, Erith DA8 2EL

Thursday 12th July, 9am - 1pm
The Dartford Bridge Learning & Community Campus, Birdwood Avenue DA1 5GB

Thursday 12th July, 4pm - 8pm
Belvedere Community Centre, Mitchell Close, Belvedere DA17 6AA

Anyone who is unable to attend one of the public exhibitions but would still like to find out more about the proposed Energy Park, can view information and leave their feedback online at

Alternatively, feedback can be sent by email to or submitted via freepost to Freepost Riverside Energy Park. All comments are requested to be sent by Monday 30 July 2018. Cory will then consider the comments received as it develops its application for a Development Consent Order.

Anyone wanting more information can call on 0330 838 4254 (normal landline rates apply).