You can now view Viridor’s application for an Environmental Permit for their proposed incinerator, as part of their proposed Resource Recovery Centre at New England Quarry, Devon.

The application, written by consultants SLR on behalf of Viridor, explains:

Viridor propose to construct and operate a RRC facility comprising an EfW facility and a nonhazardous Landfill. The EfW facility is designed to accept up to 275,000 tonnes per annum (tpa) of residual municipal solid waste (rMSW), commercial and industrial (C&I) wastes. Reception and treatment of all wastes will take place within the EfW building. The nonhazardous landfill will accept approximately 33,000tpa (to a maximum of 60,000tpa) of wastes not suitable for the EfW facility. In addition, the landfill would accept all wastes destined for the EfW in the instance that both lines are closed for maintenance.

Regarding the destination of the fly ash, the application says:

…it is likely that the fly ash from New England will be disposed of at a licensed facility in Gloucestershire.

Local campaign group EcoIvy points out that:
…Viridor plans to build a ‘Resource Recovery Centre’ at New England Quarry, less than two miles from the beautiful town of Ivybridge which is situated on the edge of Dartmoor National Park in South Hams Devon.

The residents of Ivybridge are insisting that they be fully consulted regarding any matter that may adversely affect their environment or their economy.

This includes the quality of the air that we breathe, the amount of traffic on our roads and the price of our houses. We love Ivybridge and will do what we can to ensure that Ivybridge continues to be a beautiful, safe and desirable place to live both now and in the future.

The campaign has led to a new found community spirit in the town and this site is now growing into a hub of communication for Ivybridge residents for the promotion of all positive social and environmental activities and good causes in the area.

Visit their website at: http://www.ecoivy.org/

Viridor’s Environmental Permit application is available from: http://www.viridor-consultation.co.uk/index.php?contentId=197.

2 Responses to “Viridor’s Devon Environmental Permit Application”

  1. If there is any technical expertise out there that could lend us a hand please have a look at the application, even if just a small part if you have experience in a particular area, and let me know if you spot any areas that we could challenge. You can contact me via the contact form on the EcoIvy.org website.

    Many thanks!
    Frankie Dolan

  2. I’ll CC you my objection letter

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