Comment on: A Chelsea stadium in Battersea Power Station is the best idea yet. Don’t listen to Lister
Whilst I agree and have stated elsewhere before that there is excellent potential for the future use of Battersea as a power station, I disagree with Chris Medland that this is incompatable with it's use as a football stadium. I also disagree with his choice of renewable energies. That is not to say that any development should not embrace solar power and even a few wind turbine but more immediately viable and likely to service a greater proportion of the development's energy needs is Energy from Waste. Two of the principle concerns surrounding planning applications for EfW facilities in urban areas are the need for stacks/chimneys and the movement of waste. Clearly their are 4 chimneys to chose from here. The site is also immediately adjacent to the Cringle Dock Waste transfer Station so local residents are already used to much of Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea, Lambeth and Wandsworth's waste being transported to the site. Rather than shipping this waste to Bexley for incineration why not use gasification technology to convert it locally to power and heat for the new development. Modern technology could easily be accommodated under one of the stands.