Ken Livingstone has said he will appeal a High Court ruling allowing West London Waste Authority (WLWA) to tender for a waste contract to incinerate West London’s waste at an incinerator in Colnbrook.
WLWA had sought a judicial review of two directions from the Mayor requiring it to chose the most energy efficient ways of dealing with the waste. In today’s ruling the Mr Justice Goldring threw out those directions saying they “go further” than the Mayor’s current powers permit.
Mr Livingstone claimed the ruling strengthened his calls for the creation of a Single Waste Disposal Authority for London saying “the Government has consistently argued that my current waste powers are meaningful and sufficient, but this case demonstrates yet again that they need to be strengthened.”
The Mayor went on to say the ruling would have “a direct implication for the Secretary of State’s waste powers in relation to London’s waste” and repeated his calls for members of the House of Lords to support an amendment to the GLA Bill to support a Single Waste Disposal Authority.