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It only took seven years and two public inquiries, but Lovells has finally managed to secure permission for client Riverside Resource Recovery to build the UK's largest energy from waste power station in Belvedere, South East London. The application was first made in September 1999. The first public inquiry was high profile and lasted some four months. The Department of Trade & Industry failed to come to a decision, and reopened the inquiry for a further three-week hearing in September 2005. Finally, energy minister Malcolm Wicks gave the project his approval in a written ministerial statement on 15 June. Lovells planning head Michael Gallimore was finally able to close the book on the deal. Lovells instructed Richard Phillips QC of 2 Harcourt Buildings for the planning inquiries, assisted by Simon Pickles of Landmark Chambers. The main objector to the power station was the London Borough of Bexley, with the council's in-house solicitors instructing Neil King QC of Landmark Chambers.