Table of Potential, Existing and Prevented Incinerators

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  • P means potential incinerator (proposed, in planning, or under construction)
  • E means existing incinerator (currently operating)
  • X means an incinerator that was prevented, mothballed or shut down
  • Capacity represents proposed/maximum permitted tonnes per annum (tpa)
  • CHP = Combined Heat and Power
  • Defra = Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
  • EA = Environment Agency
  • EfW = Energy from Waste
  • FoE = Friends of the Earth
  • GBP = Great British Pound (£)
  • MBT = Mechanical and Biological Treatment (facility)
  • OBC = Outline Business Case
  • PFI = Private Finance Initiative
  • RDF = Refuse Derived Fuel
  • SRF = Solid Recovered Fuel
  • tpa = tonnes per annum

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Bailiwick of Jersey

  Sub-Region Site Name(s) Operator / Developer Capacity Campaign Group(s) Operational Status / Notes
E Jersey La Collette 2 Reclamation Area, La Collette, St. Helier Jersey Transport And Technical Services 126,000 Save our Shores (SOS) The La Collette incinerator replaces the old Bellozanne incinerator. Accepted household waste for the first time on the 27th of December 2010 [Source]. It is likely that the facility will take waste from Guernsey [Source]. (Entry updated 2011-12-01)

East Midlands

  Sub-Region Site Name(s) Operator / Developer Capacity Campaign Group(s) Operational Status / Notes
P Derby (City) “Sinfin Integrated Waste Treatment Centre”, Sinfin Lane, Osmaston ReSource Recovery Solutions (RRS) (Shanks and Interserve) 190,000 Derby FoE and Sinfin and Spondon Against INcineration (SSAIN) [Aslso see see Simons blog] ENERGOS gasification incinerator granted planning permission on re-appeal in September 2012 [Source, PINS case summary]. Legal challenge of Inspector’s decision was lodged in November 2012 but was rejected by the Court of Appeal in October 2013 [Source, Source, Source]. Planning Application submitted May 2009. Contracts with Derby City and County Councils. Permit WP3133KP issued in November 2010. (Entry updated 2013-10-07)
P Derby (City) Site unknown Clean Power Properties Ltd (owned and fully funded by Mountgrange Real Estate Opportunity Fund) and Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd ~100,000 Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.

Proposed pyrolysis-type incinerator (6MW Advanced Combustion Technology Facility). (Entry updated 2013-02-04)
P Derby (City) Victory Road, Sinfin Clarke Power Services 30,000 Derby FoE and Sinfin and Spondon Against INcineration (SSAIN)

Wood-burning biomass incinerator granted planning permission in 2008 and an environmental permit in March 2011 [Source]. Due to “funding issues” the plant was closed within months of becoming operational in 2012, and the site was put up for sale in July 2013 and could be used for manufacturing or distribution rather than incineration [Source]. Even if it remains an incinerator it is unclear whether this facility would process household waste. (Entry updated 2013-07-25)
P Leicestershire “Newhurst Energy Recovery Facility”, Newhurst Quarry, Shepshed (near Loughborough – access via Ashby Road East) Biffa Waste Services Limited 350,000 Shepshed Against Incinerator Group (SAIG) / Charnwood Against Incinerator (CHAIN)

Biffa’s planning application for a 300,000 tonne incinerator (proposed 180,000 municipal, 120,000 East Midlands Commercial & Industrial (C&I)) was granted planning permission on appeal on the 28th of June 2012 [Source, Source]. Biffa are expected to seek planning permission to increase the capacity to 350ktpa in Summer 2014 [Source]. Permit TP3036KB issued in August 2011. (Entry updated 2014-05-23)
P Lincolnshire “EnergyPark Sutton Bridge”, Centenary Way (Wingland), Sutton Bridge Pacific Green Technologies (PGTK) (through the acquisition of Pacific Green Energy Parks / Peterborough Renewable Energy Ltd (PREL)) 350,000 Bridge Against The Incinerator (BATI). Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.

Revised application submitted in June 2014 following a previous decision to grant planning permission being quashed due to legal deficiencies in the consent [Source]. Gasification-type incinerator was proposed to use a primarily wood-based biomass fuel including waste wood, intended to handle “circa 350,000 tons of feedstock / biomass per annum”, but was subsequently modified to solely burn wood [Source, Source, Source, See planning application]. (Entry updated 2014-07-10)
P Northamptonshire “Magnetic Park Energy Centre”, Magnetic Park, Desborough, Kettering Origin Renewable Energy 96,000 Fresh Air Desborough

Gasification-type incinerator, with the intention to use ENERGOS technology. Planning permission granted on the 13th of March 2013 [Source]. According to the applicant the facility “would accept a variety of non-hazardous waste comprising primarily commercial & industrial waste, but will also be capable of accepting municipal / household waste (MSW)” [Source, Source]. (Entry updated 2013-10-07)
P Northamptonshire “Resource Recovery Park”, Brookfield Plantation, off Gretton Brook Road, Corby Gretton Brook Estates Ltd ~50,000 Gretton Parish Council” / Gretton and Weldon (Facebook). Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.

Outline planning application submitted January 2013 states that the Renewable Fuel Production and Recycling Facility (which already has planning consent) “will accept up to 120,000 tonnes per annum of the mixed domestic and commercial waste stream to produce approximately 50,000 tonnes per annum of biomass derived fuel”, and that the fuel is “intended for use in a biomass powered energy generation facility, within the Resource Recovery Park”. (Entry updated 2013-03-04)
P Northamptonshire Willowbrook East Industrial Estate, Shelton Road, Corby Clean Power Properties 128,000 Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.

Proposed pyrolysis-type incinerator (8-13MW Advanced Combustion Technology Facility) [Source]. Full planning application submitted in August 2013, and consent issued in February 2014 [13/00079/WASFUL]. (Entry updated 2014-04-03)
P Nottingham (City) Eastcroft, Incinerator Rd, off Cattle Market Road Waste Recycling Group (WRG) / WasteNotts (Reclamation) Ltd [See annual report] 400,000 Nottingham Friends of the Earth (FoE) and Nottingham Against Incineration and Landfill (NAIL)

Currently burns around 150ktpa, comprising 90ktpa of household waste from Nottingham City and 60,000 tonnes from Nottinghamshire. IPPC permit for 300ktpa secured to include new (third) line. Planning permission for third line to handle C&I waste granted after a public inquiry. Renovations increased capacity of each line to 100ktpa. Third line not yet built. “Could expand further with a 4th line” [Source]. The 4th line would give Eastcroft four 100,000 tpa lines.

Tonnes burned: 154,606 (2006); 156,132 (2007); 158,459 (2008); 114,920 (2009); 157,137 (2010). (Entry updated 2013-06-18)

P Nottinghamshire “Shireoaks RDF Energy Plant”, site of the former recycling plant and current Waste Transfer Station , Shireoaks Road, Worksop Kilbride Infrastructure, possibly in partnership with Biomass Power Ltd ~92,000 Worksop Against Incineration (WAI).

Scoping request submitted to Nottinghamshire County Council in January 2014 for an RDF-burning incinerator. (Entry updated 2014-02-20)
P Nottinghamshire Bilsthorpe Business Park / Former Bilsthorpe Colliery, Eakring Road, Bilsthorpe Peel Environmental 97,000 Residents Against Gasification Experiment (RAGE) Planning application for gasification-type incinerator intended to burn household, commercial and industrial waste submitted December 2013 [See application, ref ES/2950]. A Regulation 22 request was made in March 2014, and the application is on hold until a response is received [See letter]. (Entry updated 2014-05-23)
E Lincolnshire Whisby Road, North Hykeham, Lincoln Waste Recycling Group (WRG) 150,000 Lincolnshire Anti-Incineration Alliance (LAIA)

Operational incinerator. Planning permission granted July 2009 [Source]. WRG were announced the preferred bidder of the Lincolnshire Waste PFI in October 2010 ahead of Shanks/Wheelabrator [Source]. The contract was signed on the 4th of March 2011, and WRG began construction in May 2011 [Source]. (Entry updated 2014-06-03)
E Nottingham Nottingham Energy Park, Blenheim Gardens Allotments, Blenheim Lane, Bulwell Chinook Sciences 30,000 – 160,000 Nottingham Friends of the Earth (FoE) and Nottingham Against Incineration and Landfill (NAIL)

Planning permission for 30ktpa granted in June 2013, and request for an extension to 160ktpa granted in June 2014 [Nottingham City Council planning ref 13/03051/PMFUL3]. Pyrolysis/gasification-type incinerator described as a “demonstrator plant” using RODECS® system to process MSW and C&I [Source]. (Entry updated 2014-07-10)
E Nottingham (City) “Nottingham Waste Incinerator”, Eastcroft, Incinerator Rd, off Cattle Market Road Waste Recycling Group (WRG) / WasteNotts (Reclamation) Ltd [See annual report] 260,000 Nottingham Friends of the Earth (FoE) and Nottingham Against Incineration and Landfill (NAIL)

Currently burns around 170ktpa, comprising ~90ktpa of household waste from Nottingham City and ~60ktpa from Nottinghamshire. IPPC permit for 300ktpa secured to include new (third) line. Planning permission for third line to handle C&I waste granted after a public inquiry. Renovations increased capacity of each line to 100ktpa. Third line not yet built. “Could expand further with a 4th line” [Source]. The 4th line would give Eastcroft four 100,000 tpa lines. According to Nottingham Friends of the Earth, despite running a district heating scheme the incinerator is only around 33% thermally efficient [Source]

Tonnes burned: 154,606 (2006); 156,132 (2007); 158,459 (2008); 114,920 (2009); 157,137 (2010); 159,268 (2011); 168,988 (2013). (Entry updated 2014-02-20)

X Derby (City) Raynesway ReSource Park (near Spondon) Raynesway ReSource Park Limited (part of Cyclamax) 70,000 Derby FoE , Spondon To Oppose Pollution (STOP) and Sinfin and Spondon Against INcineration (SSAIN)

No news of renewed activity as of 04 December 2012, with the permit application having been withdrawn in March 2011 [Source]. Application submitted 29 May 2009 for an Energy Generation Facility (gasification incinerator for commercial waste) [Source]. Planning permission was refused by Derby City Council in March 2010 [Source, Source]. Cyclamax appealed in October 2010 and then withdrew their application in December 2010 but said they “will explore submitting a new revised planning application in 2011″ [Source]. (Entry updated 2012-12-04)
X Derbyshire “Alfreton Energy from Waste Plant”, Pye Bridge Industrial Estate, Somercotes, Alfreton Warwick Energy ~25,000 Amber Valley Against Incinerators (AVAIN) Gasification-type incinerator. Planning application submitted in February 2010 and withdrawn in 2013 [See planning application]. Campagners remain vigilant as reports suggest that “Derbyshire County Council have confirmed that the company has stated that it is their intension to resubmit an application for an improved scheme in the near future” [Source, Source]. Permit TP3335KU issued in July 2011. (Entry updated 2014-06-03)
X Derbyshire Dunston Road, Sheepbridge, Chesterfield Cyclamax 75,000 Derbyshire FoE and Chesterfield Against Incineration (CAI) Planning permission refused on 19th of October 2010 – “four reasons cited by the councillors: unacceptable highways impact; loss of protected trees; adverse impact on local economy and perception of health risk” [Source]. Cyclamax have not appealed. (Entry updated 2011-06-30)
X Leicestershire Bardon Business Park, Bardon Hill, Coalville, near Ellistown ? 200,000 Ellistown and Battleflat Incineration Action Group On the 20th of October 2010 the Government withdraw PFI funding for the project [Source]. In July 2011 it was announced that the County Council would terminate the procurement project [Source, Source], that they intended to sell the Bardon site and that they were in a position to meet their short to medium term targets for landfill diversion [Source, Source]. (Entry updated 2011-10-25)
X Leicestershire Whetstone Waste Site. Enderby Road, Whetstone, Leicester ? 200,000 FoE Leicestershire and the Leicestershire Anti-Incinerator Network (LAIN) On the 20th of October 2010 the Government withdraw PFI funding for the project [Source]. In July 2011 the Council resolved to terminate the long-term waste treatment and noted that they were in a position to meet their short to medium term targets for landfill diversion [Source, Source]. (Entry updated 2010-11-05)
X Nottinghamshire Crookford Hill, Elkesley, Retford R Plevin & Sons Limited 22,000 Eklesley Action Committee

Proposed biomass/CHP incinerator intended for waste wood. Planning application submitted in February 2010 and refused in September 2013, and this was not appealed [View application]. (Entry updated 2014-05-23)
X Nottinghamshire Old Rufford Colliery Car Park, Rainworth (near Mansfield) Veolia Environmental Services 210,000 People Against Incineration (PAIN) and Mansfield Against Incineration (MAIN)

Part of the GBP850m Nottinghamshire Waste PFI. Following a call-in inquiry the proposal was refused planning permission by the Secretary of State in May 2011 primarily due to “the evident conflict with the development plan’s requirements and the potential for harm to the integrity of habitat used by breeding woodlark and nightjar” [read the Decision Letter and Inspector’s Report]. Previously proposed at Crown Farm, Forest Town, but due to local campaign (MAIN) the land was withdrawn from sale by Mansfield District Council. (Entry updated 2012-10-25)

East of England

  Sub-Region Site Name(s) Operator / Developer Capacity Campaign Group(s) Operational Status / Notes
P Bedfordshire Rookery Pit / Ampthill near Stewartby Covanta Energy 585,000 – 645,000 Our Marston Vale and Marston Moreteyne Action Group (MMAG) and Residents Against Covanta Incinerator at Stewartby

Mass-burn incinerator granted planning permission by the Infrastructure Planning Committee (IPC) in October 2011, with ministerial approval for the compulsory purchase order expected in January 2013 [See decision notice, Source]. Designed for both municipal and C&I waste. Unlikely to obtain LA-collected waste from Central Bedfordshire Council as part of the BEaR project because Covanta was not shortlisted [Source, Source]. (Entry updated 2013-01-11)
P Cambridgeshire “Peterborough CC EFW Plant”, Fourth Drove, Fengate, Peterborough Viridor / Peterborough City Council 85,000 Peterborough Friends of the Earth

Gasification-type incinerator is currently under construction and is expected to be completed in December 2015 [Source]. Planning permission for a 65,000 tonne incinerator approved in November 2009 [Source]. Planning application to increase capacity to 85,000 tonnes submitted in September 2012 [Source]. “Peterborough could eventually have two incinerators just yards apart, as the council plans to build its own…” [Source]. Viridor were named the preferred bidder to operate the facility in August 2012 [Source, source]. Permit BP3836GR issued in October 2010. (Entry updated 2013-09-26)
P Cambridgeshire Storeys Bar Road, Fengate, Peterborough Peterborough Renewable Energy Ltd (PREL) 650,000 Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development. David Milliband approved “Energy Park” on 4th November 2009 [Source]. According to the planning statement “approximately 540,000 tonnes of material will be fed through the combustion process at maximum operating conditions” [Source]. PREL stated in May 2011 that construction was expected to begin Summer 2011. (Entry updated 2011-05-17)
P Essex By the River Thames, East of the London Gateway Logistics Park, Thames Haven, Thurrock Clean Power Properties Ltd (owned and fully funded by Mountgrange Real Estate Opportunity Fund) and Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd 180,000 Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.

Proposed pyrolysis-type incinerator granted planning permission in May 2014 [Source]. Planning application submitted February/March 2014 (ref. 14/00215/FUL). Stated feedstock is “Mixed Source Waste (MSW) and Commercial and Industrial (C&I) Waste” [Source]. (Entry updated 2014-06-03)
P Essex Former Cargill Sweeteners Plant, Tilbury Dock Tilbury Green Energy / Express Energy Holding UK 300,000 (for waste) Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.

Planning permission granted for 600ktpa wood burning incinerator in 2009. Permission to vary to allow 300ktpa of SRF, MSW and C&I to be burned at the incinerator submitted in August 2011 [Source]. (Entry updated 2013-12-05)
P Essex Rivenhall Airfield, Coggeshall Road (Braintree) Golder Associates/Gent Fairhead 360,000 Essex and Colchester FoE / Eastern Green Party

Granted planning permission in March 2010 after a public inquiry but local campaigners hope that it will never be built due to the planning conditions imposed and the associated costs [Source]. The application was for a 360,000 tpa incinerator to burn around 200,000 RDF (e.g. from Basildon MBT facility) which would include municipal, commercial and industrial wastes from across Essex plus around 100,000 tpa paper pulp residues from Eastern Region plus a further amount of undisclosed material. No sign of progress on the scheme as of July 2011. (Entry updated 2011-07-25)
P Hertfordshire Ratty’s Lane, Hoddesdon Trent Developments 100,000 Herts WOW! (WithOut Waste) (a network of groups including North Herts Friends of the Earth, Welwyn Hatfield FOE, N Herts Green Party, Welwyn Hatfield Green Party and Transition Town Letchworth) Incineration via pyrolysis followed by gasification. Planning permission granted 7th December 2010 [Source]. The operators expect the plant to burn “household, commercial and industrial waste Sourced from Broxbourne and the surrounding areas” [Source]. (Entry updated 2011-02-04)
P Suffolk Highways depot opposite Masons Landfill Site, Great Blakenham, Ipswich SITA 269,000 Suffolk Against Incineration and Landfill (SAIL) and Mid Suffolk FoE It was reported in Septemebr 2013 that the facility was currently being built [Source]. Suffolk County Council signed a contract with SITA in early October 2010 and SITA/Suez submitted an application on the 11th of January 2011. Planning permission was granted on the 21st of July 2011. [Source, Source, Source, See Non-technical Summary]. Permit WP3438HZ issued in September 2011. (Entry updated 2013-10-07)
X Bedfordshire Twinwoods Business Park, Thurleigh Road, Milton Ernest Biogen / Energos 120,000 Twinwoods Action Group Appeal dismissed and planning permission refused by the Secretary of State in February 2012 [Source]. Biogen were proposing an Energos gasification-type incinerator. Planning permission refused twice by the local authority, but the applicant appealed the first refusal. According to the applicant the facility would have been for “commercial and industrial, construction and demolition and potentially municipal waste”. (Entry updated 2012-10-25)
X Hertfordshire “Fieldes Lock Power Station”, Ratty’s Lane, Hoddesdon Veolia 320,000 CleanViews , Pinkham Way Alliance, Hatfield Anti Incineration (HAI) and Herts WOW! (WithOut Waste) (a network of groups including North Herts Friends of the Earth, Welwyn Hatfield FOE, N Herts Green Party, Welwyn Hatfield Green Party and Transition Town Letchworth)

Major Infrastructure Application withdrawn in April 2013 following Veolia’s failure to win the North London waste contract [Source]. Planning application for a SRF-burning incinerator on the site was submitted to the Planning Inspectorate (as a power station) on the 14th of August 2012 [Source, See Inspectorate Entry]. Veolia withdrew from the North London Waste Authority procurement process in December 2012 [Source]. (Entry updated 2013-05-13)
X Hertfordshire Lafarge quarry complex, Harper Lane (Near St. Albans) E.ON Energy from Waste AG 270,000-320,000 Watling INcinerator Group (WING) Plans fell apart when Veolia was chosen for the Hertfordshire Waste PFI and the EA warned the Council that the safety of the source protection zone for groundwater abstraction could not be assured. E.ON was the reserve bidder for the PFI. [Source]. (Entry updated 2012-09-21)
X Hertfordshire New Barnfield, Hatfield Veolia Environmental Services 380,000 Hatfield Anti Incineration (HAI) and Herts WOW! (WithOut Waste) (a network of groups including North Herts Friends of the Earth, Welwyn Hatfield FOE, N Herts Green Party, Welwyn Hatfield Green Party and Transition Town Letchworth) The Secretary of State refused planning consent for the proposal in June 2014 [Source]. The decision could be appealed within six weeks, but even if planning permission were obtained following a successful legal appeal and second public inquiry then it still could lose its PFI funding and not go ahead. Veolia awarded Hertfordshire County Council waste PFI contract in April 2011 [Source]. The proposed facility was intended to process both C&I and LACW waste. (Entry updated 2014-07-10)
X Hertfordshire Westmill, Ware (nr. Stevenage) Biffa 400,000 Burning Issue Group (BIG)

In June 2012 Biffa announced that “following feedback from the local community” they intended to abandon plans for an incinerator on the site and instead pursue a “soils repair centre” [Source, Source]. Biffa’s September 2009 proposals were withdrawn and the company stated that they were going to submit their application “later in 2010″ [Source]. No application was submitted in 2010 but Biffa stated in April 2011 that they intend to submit the application “sometime in 2011″ [Source]. Original proposal was not directed towards household waste: “Our plans are to deal with the non-hazardous waste produced by the thousands of businesses, shops and industry in the area” [Source]. (Entry updated 2012-12-04)
X Norfolk Willows Business Park, Saddlebow, King’s Lynn Cory Wheelabrator 260,000 Norfolk Against Incineration & Landfill (NAIL2), Norwich FoE, Transition Kings Lynn and King’s Lynn Without INcineration

Norfolk County Council's cabinet unanimously decided in April 2014 to terminate the PFI contract which funded the incinerator proposed by Cory Wheelabrator for King's Lynn following the withdrawal of PFI Waste Infrastructure Credits in October 2013 [Source, Source]. Planning application called in by the Secretary of State in August 2012. Public inquiry hearings were held in Spring 2013 [See documents]. (Entry updated 2014-07-10)

Isle of Man

  Sub-Region Site Name(s) Operator / Developer Capacity Campaign Group(s) Operational Status / Notes
E Isle of Man Richmond Hill, Douglas Sita [See annual report] 60,000 ? Building completed in 2004. It was reported in September 2013 that: “Central government is withdrawing the subsidy for using the Energy from Waste plant and the bill is being picked up by ratepayers, increasing every year from GBP57.35 per tonne in April this year [2013] to GBP161.35 per tonne by 2018″ [Source]. Tonnes burned: 56,129.9 (2006); 57,226.4 (2007); 55,051.3 (2008); 53,619.1 (2009); 52,847.7 (2010). (Entry updated 2013-10-07)

London

  Sub-Region Site Name(s) Operator / Developer Capacity Campaign Group(s) Operational Status / Notes
P East London “East London Sustainable Energy Facility”, Ford Motor Company Complex, Frog Island (near the Fairview Industrial Estate, Rainham) London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB) [After Biossence went into administration] 130,000 Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.

The pyrolysis/gasification-type incinerator was granted planning permission in September 2006 with a variation being granted planning permission in August 2010. An extension to the time limit was applied for in April 2011. Construction began in February 2011 [Source, Source, Source]. The “East London Sustainable Energy Facility” is intended to burn Solid Recovered Fuels from municipal from the East London Waste Authority [Source]. Gasification plant to be permitted to burn SRF (from municipal waste). See Defra description of this project from page 52 of New Technologies Demonstrator Programme Catalogue of Applications. Biossence enterered administration in March 2014 after having been given a GBP8.9m loan by the London Waste and Recycling Board who have now taken over the project [Source]. Permit MP3537SN issued. (Entry updated 2014-04-03)
P East London “GreenSky London”, East London, possibly near London City Airport British Airways / Solena 500,000 Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.

Proposed gasificiation plant intended to produce “jet fuels from London’s waste for UK airline British Airways” from around 2015, but no planning application or site announced as of yet [Source, Source] BA stated in September 2012 that there were four potential sites in East London and that: “We have a preferred site for the project and an engineering company that will build it…We’re getting close to having all the pieces in the jigsaw coming together … [and] should be making an announcement before the end of the year” [Source]. One blog has reported that the site will be “practically next door to London City Airport and only a few miles from London Heathrow Airport” [Source]. (Entry updated 2012-11-09)
P East London “Thames Gateway Energy Facility”, London Sustainable Industries Park, Dagenham Dock Thames Gateway Power Ltd (Cyclamax) / London Thames Gateway Development Corporation / Chinook Urban Mining 120,000 Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.

Gasification-type incinerator intended to treat C&I waste. Granted planning permission in March 2011. Construction reportedly began in late 2012 [Source]. Permit JP3237KY issued. (Entry updated 2012-12-04)
P North London Brent Cross, Barnet Hammerson and Standard Life Investments (owners of Brent Cross Shopping Centre) and Cricklewood Regeneration Limited (Brookfield Europe and Hammerson). See Brent Cross Cricklewood Partners website 130,000 Coalition for a Sustainable Brent Cross Cricklewood Redevelopment and Brent Friends of the Earth

Exhibition held regarding the Cricklewood project in June and July 2013, with plans expected to be “submitted to Barnet Council later this year [2013] as an amendment to the current outline planning permission granted in 2010″ [Source]. The site includes Brent Cross Shopping Centre to the north, the A41 and Brent Cross London Underground station to the east, Cricklewood Lane to the south and the A5 to the west [Source]. The capacity of the 130,000 tpa gasification-type incinerator includes a portion for business waste with the rest being for municipal waste. In November 2009 Barnet Council approved plans for the development, but the decision notice was not issued until 2010 [Source]. In October 2010 the North London Waste Authority lost its DEFRA Waste PFI funding. NLWA procurement abandoned in September 2013 [Source]. (Entry updated 2014-01-16)
P North London Possibly near a (potentially disused) railway line, Cricklewood, Barnet Clean Power Properties Ltd (owned and fully funded by Mountgrange Real Estate Opportunity Fund) and Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd ~100,000 Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.

Proposed pyrolysis-type incinerator (6MW Advanced Combustion Technology Facility). Not to be confused with the Brent Cross Cricklewood incinerator. (Entry updated 2012-10-25)
P North West London “Willesden Junction EFW Plant (ACT)”, Willesden Junction Freight Terminal Site, Channel Gate Road Clean Power Properties Ltd (owned and fully funded by Mountgrange Real Estate Opportunity Fund) and Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd 128,000 Triangle Island Residents Association. Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.

Proposed pyrolysis-type incinerator (8MW Advanced Combustion Technology Facility). Application submitted in July/August 2012 [View application]. Planning application put on hold in December 2012 because the site might be used as part of the High Speed 2 (Hs2 scheme [Source, Source]. Planning committee decided in August 2013 to defer determination of the application due to the need for clarity on the processes, emissions and HS2 safeguarding issues and to allow for consideration of additional safeguarding conditions relating to lorries visiting the site [Source]. (Entry updated 2013-10-07)
P South London “Sutton Waste Management Facility”, Beddington Lane, Sutton Viridor 275,000 Stop the South London Incinerator and London Green Party Granted planning permission in August 2013 [Source]. A long-term municipal waste management contract was signed between Viridor and the South London Waste Partnership in November 2012 [Source]. Pre-application consultation process began in March 2012 and a planning application was submitted in August 2012 [Source, Source, Source, Source, Source, Source]. Croydon Council is leading the procurement process for the South London Waste Partnership (SLWP), which also includes the boroughs of Sutton, Merton and Kingston. On the 20th of October 2010 the Government withdraw PFI funding for the project [Source]. (Entry updated 2013-09-26)
P South London Rear of 87 Beddington Lane Beddington Heat and Power Ltd 30,000 Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.

Gasification-type incinerator intended to burn waste wood and other biomass. Planning application approved on appeal in August 2011 [Source]. Similar to the Depot 46 application in Cobham, Surrey. According to the planning statement: “Applicant is a Joint Venture company formed between Bioflame Ltd who provide the plant design, technological integrity and operational experience, and Country Waste Recycling Ltd” [Source]. Bioflame went into liquidation in 2011 [Source]. No sign that construction has begun.(Entry updated 2013-09-26)
E North London “Edmonton Solid Waste Incinerator”, Advent Way, Edmonton London Waste Ltd [See annual report] 675,000 ? The North London Waste Authority currently seem to intend to keep using Edmonton until 2025, with a replacement Energy from Waste facility expected to be in place by 2025 to keep the district heating scheme running [Source]. Tonnes burned: 370,933 (2005); 502,506 (2006); 513,622 (2007); 521,246 (2008); 383,153 (2009); 486,092 (2010); 541,098 (2011). (Entry updated 2014-01-16)
E South East London “Belvedere”, Norman Road, Belvedere (London Borough of Bexley) Riverside ReSource Recovery Limited / Cory 700,000 Bexley And District Against Incineration Risks (BADAIR)

Granted planning permission by the Department of Trade and Industry in June 2006 [Source]. Currently in commissioning, and expected to open in 2013. “At its meeting on 16th June 2009 the London Borough of Bexley awarded a 25 year contract to Cory Environmental to treat up to 70,000 tonne per annum of its residual waste through the Belvedere EfW Facility”. Tonnes burned: 387,441 (2011); (Entry updated 2011-10-25)
E South East London “SELCHP”, The Kennels Site, Landmann Way, Lewisham South East London Combined Heat and Power Limited / Veolia [See annual report] 488,000 ? Tonnes burned: 402,863 (2005); 433,694 (2006); 426,872 (2007); 421,648 (2008); 395,641 (2009); 404,669 (2010); 429,540 (2011). (Entry updated 2009-12-29)
X East London Tate & Lyle sugar refinery site, Factory Road, Silvertown Covanta / The North London Waste Authority (NWLA) ~300,000 Pinkham Way Alliance

Covanta’s bid to build an SRF-burning incinerator on this site as part of a waste contract was withdrawn in February 2012 [Source]. A planning application for an incinerator on the site was submitted by the North London Waste Authority (NLWA) in May 2011, but this was withdrawn in April 2013. According to the NLWA: “…the Pinkham Way site remains relevant to NLWAs service requirements. Details relating to the future use of the site will depend on the letting of NLWAs waste services contract…” [Source]. Covanta was one of three companies shortlisted for a North London Waste Authority contract to manage 250,000-300,000 tonnes of anticipated municipal waste. The previous NLWA procurement was through PFI but funding was withdrawn by the Government in October 2010 [Source]. (Entry updated 2013-06-18)
X South East London “Burts Wharf Resource Park”, Crabtree Manorway North, Bexley Burts Wharf Resource Park Ltd (Cyclamax) and Standard Life Investment 100,000 Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.

SBOS gasification-type incineration. Planning application submitted in October 2011 and refused in June 2012, following the advice of the Planning Officer that it should be refused because: “The applicant has failed to demonstrate that there is a strategic need for an additional waste management facility in the Borough, and failed to submit sufficient information on matters such as the efficiency of the technology, whether an appropriate site selection search was undertaken, and where the waste will come from within the local area” [See planning application, See Committee Report]. The site now has planning permission for a Policing facility [Source]. (Entry updated 2013-06-18)

North East

  Sub-Region Site Name(s) Operator / Developer Capacity Campaign Group(s) Operational Status / Notes
P County Durham Possibly near a (potentially disused) railway line near the A1(M), Darlington Clean Power Properties Ltd (owned and fully funded by Mountgrange Real Estate Opportunity Fund) and Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd ~100,000 Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.

Proposed pyrolysis-type incinerator (6MW Advanced Combustion Technology Facility). (Entry updated 2012-10-25)
P Teesside (Cleveland) “North East Energy Recovery Centre (Line 6)”, SITA/Suez 200,000 Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.

Scoping opinion issued December 2013. Incinerator intended to treat household and business waste [Source]. Lines 1-3 are the Teeside Energy-from-Waste Facility, and Lines 4 and 5 are the North East Energy Recovery Centre. (Entry updated 2014-05-23)
P Teesside (Cleveland) “Seal Sands Waste to Biofuel Plant”, Seal Sands INEOS Bio <100,000 Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.

The plant is intended “to produce 30 million litres of bioethanol each year and generate more than 3MW of renewable electricity for export, from over 100,000 tonnes of biodegradable household and commercial waste” [Source, Source]. (Entry updated 2012-11-27)
P Teesside (Cleveland) “Tees Valley Renewable Energy Facility” (TV1) and “Tees Valley Two” (TV2), Reclamation Pond, Huntsman Drive, Seal Sands Air Products 700,000 Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.

Two 350ktpa gasifiction-type incinerators for household and C&I waste. Near Billingham. Planning application for TV1 approved in August 2011 (ref 11/0359/EIS). Construction for TV1 began in August 2012. TV1 expected to enter commercial operation in 2014/2015 [Source, Source, Source]. TV2 (13/0780/EIS) was granted planning consent in July 2013. (Entry updated 2014-04-03)
P Teesside (Cleveland) Wilton 11, Wilton International, Middlesbrough SITA and Sembcorp 400,000 Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.

Mass-burn incinerator to burn “around 400,000 tonnes of non-hazardous office and household waste” [Source]. SITA awarded waste managemeng contract by Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority on the 30th of May 2013: “The 30-year contract covers the annual treatment of 430,000 tonnes of municipal waste collected from six local authorities: Liverpool, Knowsley, St Helens, Wirral, Sefton and Halton…According to the MRWA, the authority will now work with SITA to 'move towards financial close' by early 2014, with the energy-from-waste plant expected to come on stream in 2016 following a two-year construction period. ” Source. The project lost PFI funding in February 2013 [Source, Source]. Project stalled in September 2013 due to legal action brought by Covanta – full hearing to be held sometime in 2014 [Source]. (Entry updated 2013-10-07)
E Tees Valley Unitary Authorities “Teesside Energy from Waste Plant”, Haverton Hill Road, Billingham, Teesside SITA Tees Valley Limited [See annual report] 375,000 ? Capacity increased in 2009 [Source]. “Facility was extended from the original two line plant to a three stream plant in 2009 and now has a combined processing capacity of 390,000 tonnes of municipal waste per year” [Source]. Not to be confused with Sita’s ’North East Energy Recovery Centre’ next door.

Tonnes burned: 216,737 (2006); 206,427 (2007); 204,327 (2008); 256,609 (2009); 295,816 (2010); 217,706 (2011). (Entry updated 2010-11-25)

E Teesside (Cleveland) “North East Energy Recovery Centre (NEERC)”, Haverton Hill Road, Billingham, Stockton SITA 256,000 Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.

Became operational in April 2014 [Source]. Expected to take waste from Durham County Council as part of an 8-year contract to handle 140,000 tonnes of household waste [Source]. Not to be confused with the existing 260,000 tpa Haverton Hill facility and its 130,000 tpa expansion. (Entry updated 2014-05-23)

North West

  Sub-Region Site Name(s) Operator / Developer Capacity Campaign Group(s) Operational Status / Notes
P Cheshire Ince Marshes Peel Environmental and Covanta Energy 850,000 + 170,000 Communities Against Toxics (ToxCAT) and CHeshire Anti-Incinerator Network (CHAIN) and Residents Against INcineration (RAIN)

Planning consent for a 600,000 tonne RDF fluidised-bed incinerator was granted in August 2009 along with outline planning permission for a “ReSource Recovery Park” [Source, Source]. The RDF incinerator was issued an Environmental Permit back in December 2006. In October 2011 an environmental permit application was made to increase the incinerator capacity to 850,000 tonnes, change the technology to moving grate incineration and change the operator from Peel to Covanta [Source]. In September 2010 Peel Energy revealed plans for an additional 170,000 tpa biomass incinerator at the Ince Marshes site [Source, Source]. Covanta were shortlisted for the MWDA PFI contract and part of Covanta’s final bid (submitted June 2012) was an incinerator at Ince Marshes, but the contract went to SITA in Spring 2013 but without PFI credits which had been withdrawn [Source, Source, Source, Source, Source]. Permit TP3135LS. (Entry updated 2014-04-03)
P Cheshire Lostock Works Site, Griffiths Road, Lostock Gralam, Northwich E.On and Tata Chemicals Europe Limited 600,000 CHeshire Anti-Incinerator Network (CHAIN) and Breathe Clean Air Group (BCAG)

Planning permission granted by DECC in October 2012 [Source, DECC project page]. Cheshire Proposal for a “power generating station” to manage “pre-treated municipal solid waste (“MSW”); commercial and industrial (“C&I”) waste; solid recovered fuel (“SRF”); and biomass” [Source (PDF)]. Permit granted January 2014 [Source]. (Entry updated 2014-01-16)
P Greater Manchester “Barton Renewable Energy Plant “, Land to the South of Manchester Ship Canal and West of Barton Bridge, Davyhulme, Urmston, Trafford Peel Energy 200,000 Breathe Clean Air Group (BCAG) and Biofuelwatch

Planning permission granted on 16th May 2013, but this is subject to a legal challenge from Trafford Council [Source, Source]. Proposal for incinerator to burn 90% biomass (70-75% “waste wood”, some of which is potentially from civic municipal facilities, and “15-25% from other plant-derived biomass, such as managed forestry residues, energy crops and agricultural residues”) and solid recovered fuel. Application submitted in December 2010, refused in November 2011 and sent for appeal in May 2012 [Source, view application]. (Entry updated 2013-06-05)
P Lancashire “Fleetwood Energy Centre”, Jameson Road, Fleetwood Reform Energy NW Limited 75,000 Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.

Work on the site is scheduled to start early in 2013, and it is scheduled to be commissioned by the end of 2014 [Source]. Fluidised bed “Advanced Thermal Treatment” incinerator intended for C&I waste granted planning permission in December 2011 (ref. 02/11/067) subject to Section 106 agreement. Intended to burn “commercial and industrial combustible dry waste” [Source]. (Entry updated 2012-10-25)
P Merseyside Hooton Park, North Road, Eastham Biossence 400,000 Wirral Council and Eastham Village Preservation Association

Planning application submitted in March 2014 for a revised gasification plant proposal (Ref: APP/14/00314). The previous proposal on the site was by Mersey Green Solution Limited (joint partnership netween Biossence and New Earth Energy), which was disolved in April 2012 [Source]. Hooton Park is a 19 acre greenfield site, with planning consent issued by Wirral Council in February 2009 allowing the processing of 400,000 tpa of municipal and commercial wastes with energy recovery using a different gasification technology. (Entry updated 2014-05-22)
E Cheshire “Ellesmere Port Incinerator”, Bridges Road, Ellesmere Port, Wirral Veolia ES Cleanaway (UK) Limited [See annual report] 100,000 CHeshire Anti-Incinerator Network (CHAIN)

Permitted to incinerate a wide range of hazardous and non-hazardous wastes.

Tonnes burned: 86,380 (2006); 91,905 (2007); 82,372 (2008); 85,000 (2009); 92,752 (2010). (Entry updated 2010-11-25)

E Cheshire “Runcorn EFW Facility”, Picow Road Farm, Weston Point, Runcorn Ineos Chlor, Viridor and John Laing 850,000 CHeshire Anti-Incinerator Network (CHAIN) and Halton Action Group Against The Incinerator (Halton Breathe/HAGATI)

Began commissioning in March 2014, followed shortly by a serious incident involving lime spillage [Sourc]. BERR granted planning permission for the facility by in September 2008 [Source]. Possibly the biggest incinerator of its type in Europe. Issued an environmental permit in May 2011. Developer varied planning consent to increase quantity of RDF allowed through the road from 85,000ktpa to 480ktpa. . Permit EP3731XL issued in May 2011. (Entry updated 2014-05-27)
E Greater Manchester “Bolton Incinerator”, Raikes Lane, Bolton Greater Manchester Waste Ltd / Viridor [See annual report] 127,100 ? Tonnes burned: 103,835 (2006); 87,385 (2007); 95,754 (2008); 84,939 (2009); 83,525 (2010); 86,859 (2011). (Entry updated 2009-12-29)
X Cheshire Former Salt Works (New Cheshire Business Park), Wincham Lane, Northwich ReSource Recovery Solutions (partnership between United Utilities and Interserve) 187,000 CHeshire Anti-Incinerator Network (CHAIN) and Residents Against INcineration (RAIN) and Stop Incineration In Disguise (SID) Cheshire West and Chester Council recommended that the plans be dropped in January 2012 as the scheme is “no longer an affordable option and the loss of strategic funding has left us with no alternative but to discontinue” [Source]. The site was proposed by Viridor who were front-runners for a waste contract, but In June 2011 Cheshire West and Chester and Cheshire East councils failed in their attempt to overturn the Government’s October 2010 decision to withdraw PFI funding for the project [Source, Source]. (Entry updated 2012-02-10)
X Cheshire Junction 18 Midpoint, Cledford Lane, Middlewich Covanta Energy 390,000 Holmes Chapel Action Group and CHeshire Anti-Incinerator Network (CHAIN) The proposal was unanimously rejected by Cheshire East Council’s planning committee in May 2010 [Source]. The Secretary of State dismissed Covanta’s planning appeal in July 2012, stating that “the proposal would conflict with the policy aims of Annex E of PPS10 in terms of visual intrusion, nature conservation, traffic and access, and air emissions (as they apply to traffic)” and that “the economic benefits of the appeal proposals have been overstated” [Source, Source]. (Entry updated 2012-08-22)
X Greater Manchester “Green Lane Eco Park”, off Green Lane, Salford Sky Properties / Energos 80,000 Say No to Green Lane Incinerator Gasification-type incinerator that was intended for C&I waste from the Greater Manchester area. Application was refused planning permission in June 2011 and the appeal was dismissed in August 2012, with the Inspector stating that the proposal “would not represent sustainable development” [Source]. The Inspector’s decision was legally challenged by the applicant, but this challenge was withdrawn by Sky Properties in May 2013 [Source, Source]. Planning permission for 140 homes on the site was granted in November 2013 [Source, Source]. (Entry updated 2014-04-03)
X Merseyside Former Ravenhead Glass Warehouse, Lock Street, St Helens Organic Waste Management (St Helens) LTD 130,000 Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.

Application for RDF-production and gasification facility for the site was refused in September 2012, and this was not appealed [See planning application]. Not to be confused with the facilies proposed by Cogen/CEW that was refused in May 2012 or 2013 proposal by Waste to Energy (NW) Ltd. (Entry updated 2012-12-04)
X Merseyside Knowsley Business Park Energos, part of ENER-G 95,000 Knowsley Village Community Association and Communities Against Toxics Merseyside According to a REA presentation in June 2013 the facility is “Unable to achieve financial close due to uncertainty/risk caused by multiple waste supply contracts” [Source]. 95,000 tpa gasification proposal granted planning permission in May 2009 and granted a permit in November 2012 [Source, Source]. Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority had a contract to use the facility [Source]. The technology is the same as that which has failed to work in the Isle of Wight, Dargavel and Iceland – see entry for Dargavel in Dumfriesshire. (Entry updated 2013-09-26)
X Merseyside Off Lock Street, St Helens Waste to Energy (NW) LTD ~140,000 Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.

Planning permission (ref. P/2013/0475) refused by St. Helens Council in March 2014 [Source, See decision notice]. The applicant have until 1st October 2014 to appeal the decision. The company has links to Centralgrange Environmental Waste Ltd (CEW), who submitted an application in December 2011 for a Batch Oxidation Gasification incinerator on the Former Ravenhead Glass Warehouse, Lock Street [See application]. Planning permission for the CEW application was refused by St Helens Council on 2nd May 2012 and was not appealed [Decision Notice]. Not to be confused with the Organic Waste Management (St Helens) Ltd proposal on the same site that was refused in September 2012. (Entry updated 2014-05-23)

Northern Ireland

  Sub-Region Site Name(s) Operator / Developer Capacity Campaign Group(s) Operational Status / Notes
P Belfast 7 Airport Road, Belfast Harbour Estate Bombardier Aerospace 120,000 Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.

Gasification-type incinerator to burn RDF from Commercial and Industrial waste. Granted planning permission in January 2014 [Source] .[Application ref: Z/2012/1387/F]. (Entry updated 2014-01-16)
P County Antrim Hightown Quarry, Boghill Road, Mallusk, Newtonabbey, nr. Belfast Arc21 / Becon Consortium (E.ON) 211,000 NARC21 (No-ARC21), Friends of the Earth Northern Ireland, Green Party, Residents Against the Hightown Incinerator, Sinn Fein Direct combustion incinerator intended to burn RDF and untreated waste. Planning application submitted March 2014 (ref: T/2014/0114/F). FoE objection letter template available online. The proposals were announced on the 12th of March 2013 as part of the arc21 Residual Waste Treatment Project (Source). arc21 is “the umbrella waste management group for 11 councils in the east of Northern Ireland”. (Entry updated 2014-05-22)
P Derry Enviroparc, Electra Road, Maydown SBS Waste Partnership (consortium of Shanks, Brickkiln and Sisk) ~80,000 Derryair and Zero Waste North West Planning permission granted in September 2011 for a gasification-type incinerator [See application]. Facility proposed as part of a bid by the SBS Waste Partnership in relation to the North West Region Waste Management Group procurement run by local councils. SBS were named as preferred bidders in May 2013 [Source, Source]. (Entry updated 2013-09-26)
P Lisburn “Lisburn Energy Recovery Facility”, Former Burn House Rendering facility, 211 Moira Road Lisburn Energy Recovery Ltd (subsidiary of BioGen Power, owned by ENERGOS) 80,000 Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.

Gasification-type incinerator granted planning xonsent in July 2013 [Source]. Intended to treat “…commercial and industrial wastes (CIW) together with an element of Construction and Demolition waste (C&D) and potentially Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) and Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF)” [Source]. (Entry updated 2013-11-06)

Scotland

  Sub-Region Site Name(s) Operator / Developer Capacity Campaign Group(s) Operational Status / Notes
P Aberdeenshire Paper Mill Building, 4 Kirkwood Commercial Park, Thainstone, Inverurie Kirkwood Homes Investments Ltd 150,000 Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.

“Small scale” plasma gasification incinerator intended for RDF derived from C&I and MSW. Three-day public consultation held in late August / early September 2012, with a further consultation scheduled for October 2012 [Source, Source]. EIA Scoping Document submitted in October 2012. The proposal is for “alterations and extension and change of use from General Industrial Class 5 (Paper Mill) to Energy From Waste Facility Utilising Plasma Gasification”. (Entry updated 2012-10-25)
P Dumfrieshire Dargavel Stores, Lockerbie Road, Dumfries Originally Scotgen (now in administation), but may be Rank Recyling Scotland Originally 60,000 Communities Against Toxics Scotland (CATsScotland) and Green Alternatives to Incineration in Scotland (GAINS)

The potential remains for this constructed Gasification-type incinerator that never went beyond commissioning phase to come back. The facility was gutted by a fire in July 2013, but a different operator (Rank Recycling Scotland) “may apply in future for a new permit to operate the waste incineration plant” [Source]. “A [permit] revocation notice was issued by Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA)… after the facility 'consistently failed to meet any reasonable expectation of environmental performance” [Source, Source]. The plant experienced “a string of problems” since it opened in August 2009 and never produced any energy [Source]. In 2010 SEPA named the plant as having one of the 20 worst compliance records in Scotland [Source, Source]. According to a June 2013 SEPA report: “Since installation of the new boilers there have been several serious incidents during which SEPA either used its regulatory powers to require the plant to close, or the Operator voluntarily initiated plant closure” [Source]. (Entry updated 2014-05-22)
P East Lothian Dunbar Landfill, Oxwellmains, Dunbar Viridor 300-450,000 Communities Against Toxics Scotland (CATsScotland) and Incensed Residents Against Toxic Emissions (IRATE) and Green Alternatives to Incineration in Scotland (GAINS)

Granted planning permission in December 2010 following a public inquiry [Source]. Planning condition to limit feedstock to a defined catchment area removed in October 2012 [Source]. (Entry updated 2012-12-04)
P East Renfrewshire Loganswell Farm (near Newton Mearns, Barrhead and Glasgow) Lifetime Recycling ~900,000 East Renfrewshire Against the Incinerator, Jackson Carlaw MSP and Green Alternatives to Incineration in Scotland (GAINS)

Up to 1.5 million tonnes of primarily commercial and industrial waste is intended to be processed at the facility, with an unknown fraction of this going to the gasification-type incinerator [Source, Source]. If the 40% recycling rate stated by the applicant is correct [Source] and does not include ’recycling’ of gasification residue then the incinerator capacity would be around 900,000 tonnes. Could be decided by the Government as a “power plant” due to the size of the facility [Source]. (Entry updated 2011-10-19)
P Edinburgh “Zero Waste Parc”, Former Millerhill Marshalling Yards, Whitehill Mains Road, Millerhill, Dalkeith, Midlothian Entec UK Ltd / AMEC Environment & Infrastructure UK 100,000 Green Alternatives to Incineration in Scotland (GAINS) Gasification-type incinerator. Planning permission in principle for the Parc was granted in 2009, and permission for the access road was granted in March 2012 [Source]. It was reported in June 2013 that Edinburgh and Midlothian councils intend to purchase electricity at the facility from one of the three potential operators of the site, who are FCC, Urbaser and Viridor []Source]. (Entry updated 2013-06-18)
P Edinburgh Possibly near a (potentially disused) railway line, Leith Clean Power Properties Ltd (owned and fully funded by Mountgrange Real Estate Opportunity Fund) and Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd ~95,000 Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.

Proposed pyrolysis-type incinerator (5.7MW Advanced Combustion Technology Facility). (Entry updated 2012-10-25)
P Glasgow “South Clyde Energy Centre”, Bogmoor Road, Hillington Peel Environmental ~250,000 Green Alternatives to Incineration in Scotland (GAINS)

Planning permission granted by Glasgow City Council for this RDF-burning incinerator in December 2012 [Source]. (Entry updated 2013-01-11)
P Glasgow Next to the Polmadie Recycling Centre, 425 Polmadie Road Viridor ~200,000 Communities Against Toxics Scotland (CATsScotland), Friends of the Earth Scotland, Glasgow Alternatives to Incineration and Green Alternatives to Incineration in Scotland (GAINS)

Gasification-type incinerator granted planning permission in Janaury 2013 [Source]. Construction work began in November 2013 [Source]. Viridor were recommended as preferred bidder by the Glasgow City Council procurement project board in November 2011 and were subsequently awarded the contract in December 2011 [Source, Source]. (Entry updated 2013-11-06)
P Highlands Cromarty Firth Industrial Estate, Invergordon Combined Power and Heat (Highlands) Ltd 100-130,000 ICARE Trust, Invergordon Incinerator No to Waste & Communities Against Toxics Scotland (CATsScotland) and Green Alternatives to Incineration in Scotland (GAINS)

Permission was granted on appeal in November 2012. In January 2013 two legal challenges were brought against the decision to grant planning permission [Source]. (Entry updated 2013-01-11)
P Moray Railway Marshalling Yard (adjacent to the railway station), Forres Clean Power Properties Ltd (owned and fully funded by Mountgrange Real Estate Opportunity Fund) and Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd ~100,000 Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.

Proposed pyrolysis-type incinerator (6MW Advanced Combustion Technology Facility). Scoping request submitted in May 2012 [View application]. (Entry updated 2012-10-25)
P North Ayrshire Irvine (West of Glasgow) BioGen Power Limited / Energos 80,000 Communities Against Toxics Scotland (CATsScotland) Planning permission for gasification unit granted in August 2007. BioGen said in April 2010 that the plant was “targeted to open in 2013″ [Source]. The technology is the same as that which has failed to work in the Isle of Wight, Dargavel and Iceland – see entry for Dargavel in Dumfriesshire. (Entry updated 2010-11-26)
P North Lanarkshire Greengairs Road (near Airdrie), Drumshangie Covanta / Airdrie North Limited 300,000 Communities Against Toxics Scotland (CATsScotland) and Greengairs Community Council and Green Alternatives to Incineration in Scotland (GAINS)

Planning consent granted. According to letsrecycle.com: “construction is expected to commence in late 2013, with completion anticipated in early 2017″ [Source]. (Entry updated 2012-10-25)
P North Lanarkshire Land At Former Shanks & McEwan Site, 251 Glasgow And Edinburgh Road, Coatbridge (Carnbroe) Shore Energy (owned by Simon Howie) 80,000 Monklands Residents against Pyrolysis Plant (MRAPP), Communities Against Toxics Scotland (CATsScotland) and Greengairs Community Council and Green Alternatives to Incineration in Scotland (GAINS)

Planning permission granted on appeal in May 2011 [Source]. “The pyrolysis process will comprise two units each with the capacity to process up to 40,000 tonnes per annum of fuel” [Source: Environmental Statement, Non-technical Summary]. (Entry updated 2013-07-25)
P Perth Shore Road Grundon Waste Management Limited 90,000 Communities Against Toxics Scotland (CATsScotland) and Tayside Environmental Action Group and Green Alternatives to Incineration in Scotland (GAINS)

Planning appeal refused for a second time in August 2013 by the Scottish Ministers, with reasons given including noise, air quality and odours [Source, See DPEA entry]. No further challenge to the decision was made during the appeal period [Source]. (Entry updated 2013-11-06)
P South Lanarkshire A725, Whistleberry Road, Hamilton Clean Power Properties 128,000 Hamilton Energy Recovery Action Group (HERAG) and Green Alternatives to Incineration in Scotland (GAINS)

Proposed pyrolysis-type incinerator (8MW Advanced Combustion Technology Facility) intended to treat “Mixed Source Waste (MSW) and Commercial and Industrial (C&I)” [Source]. Planning permission refused by the South Lanarkshire Planning Committee on 27 May 2014 in accordance with the Officer recommendation, but the Applicant could appeal [Source]. Planning application submitted in October 2013 [See Application ref HM/13/0432]. (Entry updated 2014-05-27)
P South Lanarkshire Dovesdale Farm, Carlisle Road, Stonehouse, Larkhall Scotgen 80,000 – 160,000 Action Group Against Dovesdale Incinerator (AGADI) and Green Alternatives to Incineration in Scotland (GAINS)

Permit application withdrawn in September 2012, but “a letter has been sent from the company to SEPA stating that Scotgen would be re-applying for the licence” [Source, Source]. Application submitted July 2010 and approved 8 February 2011 [Source]. Gasification-type incinerator. “…predominantly [for] industrial and commercial wastes although municipal solid wastes and a limited range of hazardous waste material may be accepted…” [Source]. Future of this project thrown into doubt by August 2013 report that Scotgen “is on the brink of bankruptcy and closure” [Source]. (Entry updated 2013-08-29)
P South Lanarkshire Levenseat Waste Management Site, By Forth, Lanark Levenseat Ltd 60,000 – 67,000 Green Alternatives to Incineration in Scotland (GAINS) Gasification-type incinerator granted planning permission by West Lothian Council in December 2010 (ref. 0528/FUL/10). Supposedly intented to burn mixed waste that would otherwise have gone to the existing landfill on the site [Source]. Reportedly uses the same Waste2Energy technology as used at Dargavel, Dumfries. (Entry updated 2012-12-04)
P West Lothian Pond Green Energy Park, Whitburn Road, Bathgate, The Banks Group in partnership with Scotwaste 80,000 Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.

Pyrolysis and/or gasification incinerator proposed as part of Phase 3 of the Banks Development “Pond Green Energy Park” intended to treat municipal and C&I waste [Source]. (Entry updated 2012-05-21)
E Dundee, Angus (Tayside) Forties Road, Baldovie Industrial Estate Dundee Energy Recycling Ltd (DERL) 120,000 Communities Against Toxics Scotland (CATsScotland)

It was reported in June 2014 that: “The future of the loss-making Baldovie incerator is in doubt after it emerged that owners Dundee City Council are considering alternate means of disposing of the citys waste” [Source]. An insurance payment of more than GBP1m was required following a fire that badly damaged the facility in May 2012 [Source, Source]. Dundee Energy Recycling Ltd (DERL) is a special purpose company, formed between BICC plc, Kvaerner Investments and Dundee City Council, under the Private Finance Initiative (PFI). (Entry updated 2014-07-10)
E Fife “Markinch Biomass CHP Plant”, Tullis Russell Paper Mill, Markinch, Glenrothes RWE Innogy 425,000 Biofuelwatch. Contact markinchbiomassconcerns@gmail.com or biofuelwatch@ymail.com Facility intended to treat 90% waste wood and 10% virgin wood. Construction has been completed and RWE has been trying to commission the plant since the end of 2013. Full commissioning has been delayed, so far until September 2014, presumed to be due to significant technical problems [Source]. Ongoing noise nuisance has been reported by residents and a website (Markinch Biomass Concerns) has been set up to allow residents to share their concerns/experiences and to make any complaints directly to SEPA. (Entry updated 2014-07-10)
E Shetland Islands Peak Load Boiler Station, Gremista, Lerwick Shetland Heat Energy & Power Ltd 26,000 Communities Against Toxics Scotland (CATsScotland)

The incinerator burns domestic and commercial waste from Shetland, Orkney and from the offshore oil industry.
X Aberdeenshire Stoneyhill Landfill (near Peterhead) SITA 60,000 Peterhead Against Incineration (PAIN) and Green Alternatives to Incineration in Scotland (GAINS) Plans appear to have been dropped in 2012. The ’resource recovery park’ would “include a mechanical biological treatment facility, an in-vessel composting unit and a gasification plant”. SITA UK intends to submit a Proposal of Application Notice (PAN) in late January / early February 2011 [Source]. The park was intended to process up to 100,000 tonnes of municipal waste, with MRW putting the capacity of the incinerator as 60,000 tonnes [Source]. (Entry updated 2012-12-04)
X Aberdeenshire Upperton Industrial Estate, Peterhead Buchan Combined Heat and Power Ltd 100,000 Communities Against Toxics Scotland (CATsScotland) and the Aberdeen No Incinerator group

Planning permission refused in April 2010, and although no appeal was made local campaigners believe there is the possibility that Buchan could come back with a fresh application [source]. (Entry updated 2011-06-30)
X Morayshire Elgin J Gordon Williamson 30,000 Communities Against Toxics Scotland (CATsScotland) and Green Alternatives to Incineration in Scotland (GAINS) Plans appear to have been dropped. Granted planning permission in 2009. Does not yet have an environmental permit and is currently on hold due to lack of funding but plans include potentially expanding in the future to increase the capacity. (Entry updated 2011-05-25)
X Perthshire Binn Farm, near Glenfarg SITA 60,000 Communities Against Toxics Scotland (CATsScotland) and Tayside Environmental Action Group and Green Alternatives to Incineration in Scotland (GAINS)

Sita gained planning permission for a gasification-type incinerator at the site in October 2011 but has yet to obtain an environmental permit. Supposedly “most of the material processed will be from households, with a small amount of business waste”. Sita obtained planning permission for a mass-burn incinerator of the same capacity at the site in 2007 but reportedly had a change of heart regarding the type of incineration [Source]. (Entry updated 2011-10-25)
X Stirling Bandeath Industrial Estate, Throsk Powercrofters (Scotland) Ltd ~60,000 FoE Stirling and Green Alternatives to Incineration in Scotland (GAINS) Gasification-type incinerator. Scottish Government Reporter upheld the refusal by Stirling Council of permission in principle for the site in November 2012 [Source, Source, Source]. (Entry updated 2012-12-04)

South East

  Sub-Region Site Name(s) Operator / Developer Capacity Campaign Group(s) Operational Status / Notes
P Berkshire Former Heathrow Cold Store, Lakeside Industrial Estate, Lakeside Road, Colnbrook DHL 5,000 Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.

Planning application submitted in June 2013 [See planning application].Small-scale dedicated biomass incinerator to burn dried-out food waste from the aviation industry [Source, Source]. Not to be confused with the existing 425ktpa Colnbrook incinerator. (Entry updated 2013-09-26)
P Hampshire “Eastleigh Energy Recovery Centre”, Off Chickenhall Lane (near the Deacon Trading Estate), Eastleigh Clean Power Properties Ltd ~200,000 Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.

Proposed pyrolysis-type incinerator (8-13MW Advanced Combustion Technology Facility). Full planning application submitted in October 2013 [Ref: HCC/2013/0347]. Committee resolved to grant consent on the 19th of March 2014. (Entry updated 2014-04-03)
P Hampshire Possibly near a (potentially disused) railway line, Gosport Clean Power Properties Ltd (owned and fully funded by Mountgrange Real Estate Opportunity Fund) and Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd ~100,000 Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.

Was listed as a proposed pyrolysis-type incinerator (6MW Advanced Combustion Technology Facility) on the Clean Power Properties website in October 2012. Not currently listed as such on the website, but could be one of the mostly-unspecified “13 sites imminent and an extended pipeline of over 40 sites” mentioned [Source]. (Entry updated 2013-06-05)
P Kent “Kemsley Sustainable Energy Plant”, DS Smith Paper’s site, Kemsley Mill, Sittingbourn E.On, Wheelabrator and DS Smith 550,000 Pinkham Way Alliance

SRF-burning incinerator under construction in May 2013 [Source]. E.ON/Wheelabrator’s bid was to build an incinerator at a facility which would also take material from the nearby mill [Source]. Planning permission for the facility was granted in September 2011 [Source]. After Veolia pulled out, E.ON/Wheelabrator was the remaining bidder for the North London Waste Authority contract to manage 250,000-300,000 tonnes of anticipated municipal waste [Source]. The previous NLWA procurement was through PFI but funding was withdrawn by the Government in October 2010 [Source]. NLWA procurement abandoned in September 2013 [Source]. Permit SP3431KJ issued in July 2011. (Entry updated 2013-10-07)
P Kent Blaise Farm Advanced Thermal Conversion Facility New Earth Energy ~75,000 Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.

Most recent planning consent granted in April 2013 for an RDF-burning pyrolysis/gasification-type incinerator [Source, Source]. The total site capacity seems to be 100,000tpa [source], but it is unclear how much of this is for incineration. (Entry updated 2013-06-05)
P Kent Former Richborough Power Station Richborough A Ltd / BFL Management Ltd 75,000 Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development. Gasification-type incinerator proposed to deal with household, C&I and potentially other waste [Source]. BFL said in April 2011 that they expected to submit their planning application in August 2011 [Source]. (Entry updated 2011-04-26)
P Milton Keynes “Milton Keynes Waste Recovery Park”, Dickens Road, Old Wolverton AmeyCespa 90,000 Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.

Under construction, and expected to become operational in September 2016 [Source]. Planning consent granted on the 12th of July 2013 [See planning application 13/00861/FULEIS]. AmeyCespa were named in October/November 2012 as the preferred bidder to design and build a RDF-burning gasification facility using technology to be supplied ENERGOS as part of a long-term municipal waste management contract with Milton Keynes at the council-owned site, and the contract was signed in June 2013 [Source]. Milton Keynes were previously part of Project Reduce which lost Government PFI funding in October 2010 [Source]. (Entry updated 2013-07-25)
P Oxfordshire Finmere Quarry, Banbury Road, Finmere Premier Aggregates Ltd 100,000 Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.

Gasification-type incinerator granted planning permission in January 2011 and a variation in April 2011 [Source, Source]. (Entry updated 2012-05-21)
P Surrey “Shepperton Eco Park”, Charlton Lane, Shepperton SITA 55,000 Spelthorne Against The Eco-Park (SATEP) and Capel Action Group

It was reported in July 2013 that planning permission was being sought for an RDF-fed fluidised-bed gasification-type incinerator [Source, Source]. New technology supplier chosen as Ascot Environmental were forced into administration on the 18th of May 2012, rendering the extant planning consent and contract out of date [Source, Source]. (Entry updated 2013-07-25)
P West Sussex Possible sites include: North of the wastewater treatment works at Ford; Fuel depot at Bognor Road, Chichester; Brookhurst Wood, Warnham, near Horsham; Land west of the wastewater treatment works at Goddards Green, outside Burgess Hill; Decoy Farm, Worthing West Sussex County Council site allocation proposals ? Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.

Several sites have been listed for potential waste uses that include incineration / energy from waste in the proposed waste site allocations as part of the West Sussex County Council draft Waste Local Plan which went out for consultation in May 2012 [Source, Source]. A planning application is currently under consideration for a 200ktpa gasification-type incinerator “located at the new Circular Technology Park (former Blockworks site), off Ford Road, near the village of Ford, Arundel”, with a planning decision being deferred on the 3rd of June 2014 [Source]. (Entry updated 2014-06-03)
E Berkshire “Lakeside Energy from Waste Incinerator”, Colnbrook, Slough Lakeside Energy From Waste Limited (S Grundon Waste and Viridor) 425,000 Slough’s Anti-Incinerator Network (SAIN) and The Air That We Breathe Group (TATWBG) Officially opened on the 27th of October 2010 [Source]. In July 2014 a spokesperson for Heathrow stated “As part of our [airport] expansion plans, the waste incinerator at Colnbrook would need to be relocated. Heathrow will need to work with relevant local authorities and the operator, Grundon, to establish a suitable alternative site for the incinerator if the government approves a third runway.” [Source]

Tonnes burned: 75,000 (2009); 383,716 (2010); 423,807 (2011)

(Entry updated 2014-07-10)

E Buckinghamshire “Greatmoor EfW”, Lower Greatmoor Farm, Edgcott, Aylesbury (near Calvert) FCC (WRG) 300,000 Buckinghamshire Residents Against Incinerators (BRAINS) and Bucks Environmental Strategy for Treating Waste (BestW)

It was reported in August 2013 that the facility was under construction [Source]. The planning committee resolved to grant permission on 20th April 2012 (ref 11/20000/AWD, submitted February 2011) [Source]. WRG/FCC were named as the preferred bidder in November 2010 for Buckinghamshire County Council’s Waste PFI and included the Aylesbury site in their bid. The 30-year contract to build and operate the facility was awarded to FCC in July 2012 [Source]. (Entry updated 2014-06-03)
E East Sussex “Newhaven Incinerator”, North Quay, Newhaven Veolia ES South Downs Ltd 210,000 – 242,000 Defenders of the Ouse Valley and Estuary (DOVE) and Lewes District Friends of the Earth The facility is currently operational [Source]. Conditional planning permission was granted and works started in April 2008 following “years of legal challenges” [Source].

Tonnes burned: 92,678 (2011); 224,730 (2012). (Entry updated 2013-08-29)

E Hampshire “Basingstoke Incinerator”, Whitmarsh Lane, Reading Road, Chineham, Basingstoke Veolia ES Hampshire Ltd [See annual report] 102,000 The Basingstoke Burner Action Campaign (BBAC) and New Forest Friends of the Earth Tonnes burned: 92,692 (2005); 88,711 (2006); 98,960 (2007); 94,972 (2008); 101,754 (2009); 97,869 (2010); 98,562 (2011); 99,127 (2012). (Entry updated 2013-08-29)
E Hampshire “Marchwood Incinerator”, Oceanic Way, Marchwood Industrial Park, Marchwood, Southampton Veolia ES Hampshire Ltd [See annual report] 210,000 New Forest Friends of the Earth Tonnes burned: 148,695 (2005); 173,246 (2006); 183,897 (2007); 190,711 (2008); 188,244 (2009); 201,221 (2010); 201,031 (2011); 206,700 (2012). (Entry updated 2013-08-29)
E Hampshire “Portsmouth Incinerator”, Quartremaine Road, Copnor, Portsmouth Veolia ES Hampshire Ltd [See annual report] 210,000 New Forest Friends of the Earth Tonnes burned: 134,141 (2005); 179,463 (2006); 182,126 (2007); 201,569 (2008); 196,789 (2009); 204,301 (2010); 201,578 (2011); 200,932 (2012). (Entry updated 2013-08-29)
E Hampshire Fawley Tradebe, acquired from Pyros Environmental Limited (consortium), acquired from Veolia Environmental Services. 105,000 New Forest Friends of the Earth

Site consist of two high temperature incinerators. It has been reported that “over the years, it has been plagued by unplanned shut-downs and other operational problems making it a sometimes unreliable destination” [Source]. According to the Environment Agency this facility has processed a small amount of municipal waste. Local campaigners are opposing plans to send radioactive waste to this facility. According to a spokesperson from Sellafield, “up to 100 cubic metres of radioactive waste would be sent to Hampshire each year” [Source]. (Entry updated 2010-04-30)
E Isle of Wight “Isle of Wight Energy from Waste”, Forest Park, Forest Road, Newport Waste Gas Technology UK Ltd / ENER-G Group / Island Waste Services (Biffa) [See annual report] 38,000 ? Permitted to burn RDF and clean wood waste. Gasification plant built [Source]. This Demonstrator project relates to the upgrading of an existing waste incinerator on the Isle of Wight [Source].
Tonnes burned: 12,420 (2009); 9,540 (2010); 20,147 (2011).
E Kent Allington, Maidstone Kent Enviropower Ltd / Waste Recycling Group (WRG) [See annual report] 500,000 Guildford Anti-Incinerator Network (GAIN) and Against Incineration in Maidstone Kent Local Environment Action Now (AIM-KLEAN)

In the summer of 2007, during testing, the furnace linings were found to be faulty [Source]. Tonnes burned: 165,000 (2006); 105,698 (2007); 132,541 (2008); 405,615 (2009); 339,530 (2010); 371,548 (2011). (Entry updated 2009-12-29)
E Oxfordshire “Ardley EFW Plant”, Ardley Viridor 300,000 Oxford FoE and Oxford Brookes People and Planet and Ardley Against the Incinerator (AAI) In commissioning as of July 2014 [Source]. Oxfordshire County Council rejected Viridor’s original application just weeks after selecting the company as preferred bidder. The developer appealed this refusal and also submitted a revised planning application in April 2010 [Source] which was approved in October 2010 [Source]. The Secretary of State issued a “minded-to” letter in December 2010 supporting a grant of permission for the original application, and he decided not to call in the revised application. Permit FP3134GU issued in September 2010. (Entry updated 2014-07-10)
X Buckinghamshire Wapseys Wood, Beaconsfield Veolia ES 275,000 Buckinghamshire Residents Against Incinerators (BRAINS)

Wapseys Wood was mooted as a possible incinerator site by Buckinghamshire County Council in 2008 but they dropped these plans after a public outcry. The Council said it was thrown out over its assessment criteria [Source, Source]. (Entry updated 2011-06-30)
X Hampshire Micheldever railway sidings / Overton Road, Micheldever Station Clean Power Properties Ltd (owned and fully funded by Mountgrange Real Estate Opportunity Fund) and Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd 100,000 Micheldever Action Group. Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.

Hampshire County Council refused planning permission for the proposal in June 2014, although this decision could be appealed. Proposed pyrolysis-type incinerator (6MW Advanced Combustion Technology Facility) intended to process C&I and MSW. Planning application submitted in September 2012 [View application]. (Entry updated 2014-07-10)
X Oxfordshire Sutton Courtney (Between Abingdon and Didcot) Waste Recycling Group (WRG) 300,000 Oxford FoE and Sutton Courtenay Against the Incinerator (SCAI)

In October 2009 Oxfordshire CC rejected a planning application from Viridor for a 300,000 tpa incinerator just weeks after selecting the company as preferred bidder [Source] (Entry updated 2011-06-30)
X Surrey Clockhouse Brickworks, Horsham Road, Capel, Dorking Surrey Waste Management Ltd / SITA 130,000 Guildford Anti-Incinerator Network (GAIN) and Capel Action Group

“At the High Court on Thursday 5 March 2009 Mr Justice Collins formally allowed Capel Parish Council’s claims and ordered all three planning permissions to be quashed; the relevant references to the Clockhouse Brickworks site to be deleted from the adopted Waste Plan; permission to appeal to the Court of Appeal was refused; and Surrey County Council to make an interim payment of GBP100,000 within 14 days in respect of Capel Parish Council’s legal fees” [Source]. “Campaigners have won their legal bid to prevent an incinerator being built in Capel, near Dorking, following a fight which lasted almost a decade” [Source]. Permit BK3697IE issued. (Entry updated 2011-06-30)
X Surrey Depot 46, Redhill Road, Cobham SAS Waste Ltd 30,000 No Elmbridge Waste Incinerator (NEWI) and Surrey Environmental Guardian (SEG). Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.

Gasification-type incinerator formerly intended to treat 30,000 tonnes of imported waste wood (Ref. EL12/0432). The applicant launched an appeal of the February 2013 refusal of planning permission by Surrey County Council in August 2013, but withdrew their appeal in January 2014 [Source. Source, Source]. (Entry updated 2014-02-20)
X Surrey Trumps Farm at Longcross, near Virginia Water Surrey Waste Management Ltd 160,000 Guildford Anti-Incinerator Network (GAIN) and Wentworth Residents Association (WRA) & Residents against Incineration (RAI) and Virginia Water Community Association and Incinerator Action

Surrey Waste Management submitted a planning application for the Trumps Farm site at Longcross in mid-July 2008. The Capel decision forced Surrey to rethink this application [Source]. (Entry updated 2011-06-30)
X West Berkshire Old Kiln Quarry, Oxford Rd, Chieveley, Newbury Grundon 250,000 West Berkshire Against Grundon Incinerator (WBAGI) Grundon announced in November 2012 that they had walked away from plans for the incinerator [Source, Source]. Planning application submitted in December 2011 and refused in April 2012, with the refusal not being appealed by Grundon [Source] (ref 11/02644/COMIND). The Highways Agency had said that the application should be refused because access would be via a motorway service area. The site “is within the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is due to be restored to agricultural land and woodland under the terms of the existing planning permission” [Source]. Capacity reduced by 100,000 tonnes “in response to local opposition” in October 2011. (Entry updated 2012-11-27)
X West Sussex Marlpit Lane, Hambrook (Near South Downs National Park) ABS Power Limited (Director: Adam Barton) 15,000 Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.

It was reported in February 2014 that West Sussex County Council confirmed that this proposal will not be pursued by the applicant beyond the pre-application discussion stage [Source]. Environmental Statement scoping opinion requested in December 2013 for the then proposed waste wood biomass gasification-type incinerator with waste intended to come from construction and demolition and civic amenity sites [Source] (Ref: 13/04018/EIA). (Entry updated 2014-02-20)

South West

  Sub-Region Site Name(s) Operator / Developer Capacity Campaign Group(s) Operational Status / Notes
P Bristol “Avonmouth Resource Park”, Plot M2, Merebank Estate, Kings Weston Lane (Avonmouth) SITA 100,000 Bristol Against Mass Burn Incineration (BAMBI) Batch Oxidation Gasification incinerator proposed (application number 11/01773/F). According to Sita the expected feedstock would be 64,000 tonnes of C&I; 30,000 tonnes of MSW; and 6,000 tonnes of internal MRF rejects. According to Sita: “The planning application follows planning permission granted for a similar scheme at the site in May 2009 (09/00608/F) for a Waste Recovery Facility encompassing gasification and a Materials Recycling Facility (MRF). SITA has subsequently acquired the site and now wishes to refine the planning permission…”. Construction has not begun. Permit DP3236HH issued. (Entry updated 2012-07-18)
P Bristol “Avonmouth Low Carbon Energy Facility #2″, Access 18, Immediately north of the existing New Earth facility, Kings Weston Lane (Avonmouth) New Earth Solutions ~100,000 Bristol Against Mass Burn Incineration (BAMBI) Public exhibitions held in May 2014 for a proposed gasification and pyrolysis incinerator, with a planning application expected shortly. Supposedly intended to treat “the remaining Refuse Derived Fuel that is currently
P Bristol “Severn Road ReSource Recovery Centre”, Severn Road, Avonmouth, Bristol Viridor 350,000 Bristol Against Mass Burn Incineration (BAMBI) Incinerator supposedly intended to accept waste from “local businesses and local authorities”. Turned down by Bristol City Council but approved on appeal in April 2011. Viridor had expected to begin construction in early 2012 [Source], but it appears that this has been delayed. The planning decision was unsuccessfully challenged in the high court by Bristol City Council in November 2011. There is no indocation that an Environmental permit has been applied for to date. Permit GP3834HY issued in September 2011. (Entry updated 2012-07-18)
P Cornwall “CBP East”, Plot 5, Cornwall Bio Park, Land At Hallenbeagle, Sawmills Lane, Scorrier, Redruth Green EfW Investments Ltd 40,000 – 70,000 Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.

Planning consent issued on the 6th of November 2012, with application submitted in July 2012 [See planning application (ref. PA12/06846)]. Intended to derive 40,000 tonnes of RDF for on-site gasification from 70,000 tonnes of Cornwall's commercial waste [Source]. (Entry updated 2012-11-09)
P Cornwall “Cornwall EFW Recovery Centre”, Rostowrack Farm, St Dennis SITA Cornwall Ltd. 240,000 Cornwall Sustainable Waste Network (CSWN) and St. Dennis Incinerator Group (STIG) Environmental permit granted in December 2010 [Source]. Planning permission granted on appeal in May 2011 [Source, See decision]. Decision to grant planning permission quashed by the High Court [Source] but subsequently reinstated by the Court of Appeal. Permit GP3433GH issued in December 2010. (Entry updated 2012-07-18)
P Devon Brynsworthy Environment Centre, Barnstaple Devon County Council (proposer) up to 80,000 Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.

One of five locations identified in Policy W6 of the December 2013 draft proposed Devon Waste Plan. Policy W6 is for 215ktpa of additional energy recovery (mass burn incineration/gasification/pyrolysis) capacity, with a proposed limit of 80ktpa per site [Source]. (Entry updated 2013-12-17)
P Devon Greendale Barton Devon County Council (proposer) up to 80,000 Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.

One of five locations identified in Policy W6 of the December 2013 draft proposed Devon Waste Plan. Policy W6 is for 215ktpa of additional energy recovery (mass burn incineration/gasification/pyrolysis) capacity, with a proposed limit of 80ktpa per site [Source]. (Entry updated 2013-12-17)
P Devon Heathfield (Kingsteignton) Devon County Council (proposer) up to 80,000 Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.

One of five locations identified in Policy W6 of the December 2013 draft proposed Devon Waste Plan. Policy W6 is for 215ktpa of additional energy recovery (mass burn incineration/gasification/pyrolysis) capacity, with a proposed limit of 80ktpa per site [Source]. (Entry updated 2013-12-17)
P Devon Hill Barton Devon County Council (proposer) up to 80,000 Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.

One of five locations identified in Policy W6 of the December 2013 draft proposed Devon Waste Plan. Policy W6 is for 215ktpa of additional energy recovery (mass burn incineration/gasification/pyrolysis) capacity, with a proposed limit of 80ktpa per site [Source]. (Entry updated 2013-12-17)
P Devon Tiverton Eastern Urban Extension Devon County Council (proposer) up to 80,000 Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.

One of five locations identified in Policy W6 of the December 2013 draft proposed Devon Waste Plan. Policy W6 is for 215ktpa of additional energy recovery (mass burn incineration/gasification/pyrolysis) capacity, with a proposed limit of 80ktpa per site [Source]. (Entry updated 2013-12-17)
P Dorset “Canford Low-Carbon Energy Facility (LowCEF)”, Magna Road, Poole New Earth Energy Ltd ~75,000 Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.

Proposed gasification/pyrolysis-type incinerator intended to process a feedstock derived from waste obtained planning permission November 2013 [Source, Source, Source]. A demonstrator plant previously operated at the site, and this was granted planning consent in September 2009. (Entry updated 2013-12-05)
P Dorset “Dorset Green Technology Park”, Winfrith Technology Centre, Winfrith Newburgh, Dorchester New Earth Energy (subsidiary of New Earth Solutions) 116,000 Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.

The pyrolysis-type incinerator would “take a waste-derived feedstock, generated from local household rubbish and other biomass” [Source]. Planning permission was approved by Dorset County Council on the 3rd of December 2010 [Source]. New Earth “plans to start building the facility in 2011″. Despite claims that the plant was scheduled to become operational in 2012 [Source] there are as yet no signs that construction has commenced. (Entry updated 2012-07-18)
P Gloucestershire Quedgeley, Javelin Park Urbaser and Balfour Beatty 190,000 Gloucestershire Against Incinerators (GlosAIN) Planning application refused by Gloucestershire Planning Committee on the 21st of March 2013 [Source, Source]. The applicant appealed the decision in June 2013, public inquiry hearings ended in January 2014 (ref 2200210) and a decision is due on or before the 17th of September 2014 [Source, Source]. On the 20th of October 2010 the Government withdraw PFI funding for the project [Source]. The Council decided to go ahead with the project anyway, and on the 14th of December 2011 named Urbaser and Balfour Beatty as preferred bidder; the contract was awarded in September 2012 [Source]. (Entry updated 2014-02-20)
P Gloucestershire Smiths Resource Recovery Centre, The Old Airfield, Moreton Valence Smiths (Gloucester) Ltd 30,000 Gloucestershire Friends of the Earth

Gasification-type incinerator granted planning consent in September 2011. Intended to burn residues from the Moreton Valence Resource Recovery Centre. (Entry updated 2012-11-09)
P Somerset WP2 Pyrolysis Plant, Old Railway Yard, Haybridge WP2 Ltd. 45,000 Wells Environmental Protection Group Pyrolysis-type incinerator granted planning permission in April 2007 and a permit in April 2009, but as of March 2012 construction has not begun and it is possible that the project will never move forwards [Source, Source]. In July 2011 WP2 stated that: “There are still technical glitches. We haven’t got completion to our search for technology that will be reliable. Sadly, the scaling up of the technology has not been successful, which means we haven’t been in a position to commit funds to developing the technology further” [Source]. (Entry updated 2012-11-09)
P South Gloucestershire / West of England Partnership “Severnside Energy Recovery Centre”, Severn Road, Avonmouth Sita (leading consortium that also includes Lloyds Banking Group and the ITOCHU Corporation) 400,000 Bristol Against Mass Burn Incineration (BAMBI), FoE Bristol and West of England Liberal Democrats Intended to burn municipal waste from the West London Waste Authority (WLWA) as well as commercial and industrial waste. Granted planning permission on appeal in September 2011. [See decision document]. Environmental Permit issued by the Environment Agency. It was stated in February 2013 that: “Construction of the ERC will start this year and is intended to be fully operational by the end of 2016″ [Source]. Contract signed with West London Waste Authority in November 2013 [Source]. GBP 20m invested by Green Investment Bank in November 2013 [Source]. Permit ZP3937KL issued in July 2010. (Entry updated 2013-12-17)
E Bristol “Avonmouth Energy Facility”, Former Britannia Zinc Site, Kings Weston Lane (Avonmouth) New Earth Energy (subsidiary of New Earth Solutions) 100,000 – 120,000 Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.

Gasification and pyrolysis incinerator granted planning permission in October 2010 [Source]. Began exporting energy to the grid in June 2013 [Source]. Issued permit JP3535CE. (Entry updated 2013-07-25)
E Devon “Matford Park Energy from Waste Plant”, Marsh Barton, Exeter Viridor 60,000 Exeter Friends of the Earth The facility began 'hot commissioning' in April 2014, and is expected to become operational in July 2014 [Sourc]. Permit PP3234UG issued. (Entry updated 2014-05-23)
E Devon “North Yard Energy from Waste Plant”, Land at North Yard, HM Naval Base, Devonport, Plymouth MVV Umwelt 265,000 Devon Alliance for Incineration Alternatives (DAIA), Plymouth Without Incineration (PlyWIN),Stop The Incinerator Fouling Land at Ernesettle (STIFLE), Incineration Is Wrong (IIW) and the Plymouth Labour Party

Under construction, and expected to open in early 2014 [Source]. South West Devon Waste Partnership signed a PFI contract with MVV Umwelt in April 2011 and the Devonport site was part of MVV’s bid [Source]. Anticipated feedstock is 70-80% MSW and 20-30% C&I, with a 95m chimney [Source]. Planning application approved in December 2011 [Source]. New planning application submitted in February 2014 for larger electricity sub-station [Source]. Due to a planning condition the operation cannot start until a site to treat bottom ash has been found [Source]. (Entry updated 2014-07-10)
E Isles of Scilly Portmellon Council of The Isles of Scilly [See annual report] 3,500 ? In September 2013 it emerged tha the facility has had regular dioxin emissions breaches since June 2010 [Source]. Emission limits were breached again in November 2013 [Source].Tonnes burned: 3,037 (2006); 2,474 (2007); 2,500 (2008); 2,000 (2009); 2,200 (2010); 2,200 (2011). Consultation held in January 2013 on possible replacements for this facility, with plans including a new incinerator [Source. (Entry updated 2014-01-16)
X Devon "New England Resource Recovery EfW", New England Quarry, Lee Mill near Ivybridge Viridor 275,000 EcoIvy Viridor withdrew plans for the incinerator in December 2012 [Source], following planning permission refusal in October 2012 [Source]. Viridor originally hoped for the facility to be used as part of the South West Devon Waste PFI but after failing to be made preferred bidder suggested in January 2011 that they were still interested in building the incinerator for commercial waste [Source]. (Entry updated 2013-01-11)
X Devon Seven Brethren industrial estate, next to the River Taw, Barnstaple South West Devon Waste Partnership, made up of Plymouth City, Torbay and Devon County Councils 60,000 Devon Residents Against Incineration (DRAIN)

Finally abandoned in 2009 [Source]. “Devon County Council have 'mothballed' plans to build an incinerator at Seven Brethren Bank, Barnstaple” [Source]. “The GBP39.3 million rubbish-burner project is to be shelved due to set-backs to other planned developments at Seven Brethren, as well as questions surrounding the size of the plant.” [Source]. (Entry updated 2011-06-30)

Wales

  Sub-Region Site Name(s) Operator / Developer Capacity Campaign Group(s) Operational Status / Notes
P Cardiff Trident Park, Cardiff Bay (near Splott) Viridor and PMG Estates Ltd / Prosiect Gwyrdd (Project Green) 350,000 Cardiff FoE, Scam Gwyrdd Wales Green Party, South Wales Without Incineration Network (SWWIN) and Cardiff Against The Incinerator

Viridor are preferred/winning bidder for Prosiect Gwyrdd after WRG pulled out in May 2011, Covanta pulled out in October 2011 and Veolia pulled out in March 2013 [Source, Source, Source]. Contract signed December 2013 includes building an incinerator on the site [Souce]. Planning permission granted by Cardiff Council in June 2010. Issued permit LP3030XA in November 2010.(Entry updated 2014-04-03)
P North Wales Deeside Industrial Estate, Flintshire North Wales Residual Treatment Project (NWRWTP) / Wheelabrator 150,000 Mon and Gwynedd FoE

It was stated in April 2014 that a planning application was expected later in the year , with consultation said to run until the 11th of July 2014 [Source]. The site was officially “chosen” as the location for incinerator proposals in August 2012 as part of a Welsh Assembly Government scheme [Source]. WAG have set aside GBP142m for the project and it will be decided whether Wheelabrator will be awarded the contract in 2013, with a facility at Deeside expected to be operational in 2017. [Source]. Wheelabrator were named preferred bidder in April 2014 [Source]. Sita, Veolia and Wheelabrator were shortlisted in April 2011 but Veolia were rejected in August 2012 and Sita withdrew in January 2013 [Source, Source, Source]. (Entry updated 2014-05-27)
P South Wales Barry Dock Biogen / Energos 80,000 South Wales Without Incineration Network (SWWIN) and Barry Docks Incinerator Action Group (DIAG) Gasification-type incinerator granted planning permission in September 2009. Intended for household and commercial waste. The technology proposed is the same as that which has failed to work in the Isle of Wight, Dargavel and Iceland – see entry for Dargavel in Dumfriesshire. (Entry updated 2011-03-25)
P South Wales “Enviroparks Materials Recovery Facility”, Hirwaun Industrial Estate, Aberdare, Mid Glamorgan Enviroparks Ltd (part-owned by Marlborough Developments Limited and Enviroactive Limited) / Biffa Up to 250,000 (for park) South Wales Without Incineration Network (SWWIN) and Cardiff Against the Incinerator

Incineration of MSW and C&I waste via pyrolysis followed by plasma gasification [Source]. Planning permission approved December 2010. Permit application submitted for Phase 1 in January 2014, but at the time it was stated that: “A second entirely separate permit application will be required for the Phase 2 gasification process. This
P South Wales Newport Docks, Monmouthshire Biogen / Energos 120,000 South Wales Without Incineration Network (SWWIN)

Gasification-type incinerator granted planning permission in April 2009. Intended for municipal and commercial waste. The technology is the same as that which has failed to work in the Isle of Wight, Dargavel and Iceland – see entry for Dargavel in Dumfriesshire. (Entry updated 2011-03-25)
P South West Wales “Margam Green Energy Plant”, Land off Longlands Lane (Heol Cae'r Bont), Margam, Port Talbot. Margam Green Energy Limited 355,000 South Wales Without Incineration Network (SWWIN) Waste wood incinerator granted planning consent in March 2011 intended to treat “treated waste wood diverted from the commercial and industrial, and Construction and Demolition waste stream in the South Wales Region” [Source, Source]. Consultation on an environmental permit began in May 2014 [Source]. (Entry updated 2014-06-03)
P South West Wales New Lodge Farm, Pontardulais Road, Cwmgwili, Llanelli (Carmarthen) Clean Power Properties 128,000 Carmarthenshire A48 Incinerator Action Group, Wales Green Party, South Wales Without Incineration Network (SWWIN)

Proposed pyrolysers-type incinerator intended to treat “Mixed Source Waste and Commercial and Industrial (C&I) Waste” [Source]. Planning application validated in February 2014 (ref. S/29559) [See planning application]. (Entry updated 2014-04-03)
P Swansea Land Off the B4489 and Bryntwood, Felindre Procurement by Central Wales Waste Partnership and South West Wales Waste Consortium 235,000 Swansea Friends of the Earth

Reference site for residual waste treatment project announced late January 2013 [Source]. This site was proposed for mass burn incineration as one of several options, but bidders are free to come with their own proposal. Outline Business Case yet to be submitted by the new partnership. (Entry updated 2013-09-26)
P Swansea Possibly near a (potentially disused) railway line Clean Power Properties Ltd (owned and fully funded by Mountgrange Real Estate Opportunity Fund) and Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd ~100,000 Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.

Proposed pyrolysis-type incinerator (6MW Advanced Combustion Technology Facility). (Entry updated 2012-10-25)
E South West Wales “Crymlyn Burrows Materials Recovery and Energy Centre”, Swansea Neath Port Talbot Recycling Ltd / Neath Port Talbot Council [See annual report] 166,000 ? Neath Port Talbot Council put the incinerator up for sale in November 2011 [Source]. The plant experienced two fires and persistent odour problems. The Council is understood to be suing Bridgend for around GBP5m in connection with problems relating to the facility [Source], while issuing a High Court writ against the Currie & Brown Group responsible for technical advice [Source, Source]. In November 2010 the Environment Agency’s investigations were escalated [Source] leading to the facility’s closure from December 2010 – June 2011 [Source]. [Background].

Tonnes burned: 8,200 (2005); 11,313 (2006); 10,956 (2007); 9,041 (2008); 10,483 (2009); 6,270 (2010); 8,578 (2011). (Entry updated 2011-12-01)

X South Wales Bowlease Common, Llanwern, Newport (South of the existing Corus Llanwern Steelworks) Veolia / Prosiect Gwyrdd (Project Green) 256,000 Stop Newport Incinerator Campaign (SNIC), Scam Gwyrdd, South Wales Without Incineration (SWWIN) and Wales Green Party

Veolia withdrew their appeal to a planning refusal in March 2013 following their failure to be named Preferred Bidder on the Project Green waste contract in February 2013 [Source, Source, Source]. Planning application submitted to Newport City Council in December 2011 (ref 11/1303) and refused by the planning committee in July 2012 [Source]. Veolia appealed this refusal in September 2012 [Source, View case summary]. (Entry updated 2013-04-04)
X South Wales Next to the Ffos-y-Fran opencast mine in Cwmbargoed, Merthyr Tydfil Covanta 750,000 Residents Against Ffos-y-Fran (R.A.F.F.) and South Wales Without Incineration Network (SWWIN)

Covanta withdrew their plans for the Brig y Cwm Merthyr Tydfil incinerator in October 2011, claiming that their proposal for one big incinerator was out of step with the approach of local authorities and that this made the project unviable. Covanta had been one of the three remaining bidders for Prosiect Gwyrdd (Project Green) after WRG pulled out in April/May 2011 [source]. (Entry updated 2011-10-25)
X South Wales Solutia UK HQ, Traston / Corporation Road, Newport Waste Recycling Group / Prosiect Gwyrdd (Project Green) ? Scam Gwyrdd, South Wales Without Incineration Network (SWWIN) and Wales Green Party

One of four bidders/sites shortlisted in January 2011 for Prosiect Gwyrdd. WRG’s plan was for an incinerator to be located at Traston Road, Newport if WRG won the bid, but “a development in its proposed off-take arrangements has necessitated a change in the proposed location” to Cardiff Road, Barry as part of a partnership with Dow Corning [Source, Source] WRG subsequently withdrew thei bid in April 2011 [Source, Source]

West Midlands

  Sub-Region Site Name(s) Operator / Developer Capacity Campaign Group(s) Operational Status / Notes
P Birmingham “Tyseley Urban Resource Centre”, 2 Hay Hall Road, Tyseley Advanced Plasma Power Ltd 50,000 Birmingham FoE Plasma Gasification-type incinerator intended to use Gasplasma technology to treat automotive shredded residue as well as MSW and/or C&I granted planning consent by Birmingham City Council in 2010 (ref 2010/04966/PA), most recently varied in December 2013 (ref 2013/07277/PA). The developer expects the proposal will be constructed by 2014 and operational by 2015 [Source]. (Entry updated 2013-12-17)
P Birmingham “Washwood Heath Energy Recovery Centre”, South of Gravelly Industrial Park, Washwood Heath Clean Power Properties Ltd (owned and fully funded by Mountgrange Real Estate Opportunity Fund) and Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd 128,000 Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.

Proposed pyrolysis-type incinerator (8MW Advanced Combustion Technology Facility) intended for C&I and MSW waste. Planning application submitted in August 2012 and approved in November 2012 [View application]. (Entry updated 2012-12-04)
P Birmingham Tyseley, Birmingham Tyseley Waste Disposal Ltd (Veolia) 400,000+ Birmingham FoE Possible expansion of existing facility being considered. Council increasingly acknowledges re-use or recycling of waste preferable to incineration and expansion proposals will be considered in light of the emerging local development framework and core strategy (Unitary Development Plan) and associated criteria such as monitoring of appropriate data [Source]. (Entry updated 2011-05-17)
P Dudley off Moor Street, Brierley Hill Clean Power Properties Ltd (owned and fully funded by Mountgrange Real Estate Opportunity Fund) and Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd ~100,000 Say No tO the Waste-site (SNOW*)

Proposed pyrolysis-type incinerator (6MW Advanced Combustion Technology Facility). An appeal (PINS ref 2211630) was lodged in February 2014 against the refusal by the planning committee in August 2013, but this was withdrawn in May 2014 for the stated reason of allowing for an amended application to be submitted that took into account comments from the Environment Agency [Source, Source, Source]. The developer held exhibitions regarding the proposal in July 2012 and submitted their first planning application in October 2012 [Source]. (Entry updated 2014-05-23)
P Shropshire Battlefield Enterprise Park, Shrewsbury Veolia 95,000 Safe Waste Shropshire Planning permission granted by the Secretary of State on the 10th of January 2012. The Environment Agency issued an environmental permit in June 2010. It was reported in September 2013 that the facility was under construction and expected in to open in 2015 and that in June 2013 the capacity was increased by 5,000 tonnes “behind-closed-doors” [Source]. Intended burn household waste as part of the Shropshire Waste PFI and C&I. Issued permit XP3239GF. (Entry updated 2013-10-07)
P Walsall “The WandE”, Land off Fryers Road BH EnergyGap 300,000 Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.

Gasification-type incinerator intended to burn mixed municipal commercial, industrial and municipal waste [Source]. Initial planning application approved in January 2009 and revised planning application approved in September 2013 (re 13/0725/WA) [Source]. BH have yet to apply for an environmental permit [Source]. (Entry updated 2013-09-26)
P Wolverhampton “Greenpower.54″, Land to the north of HS Marston Ltd, Wobaston Road Express Power Limited (Express Energy) 250,000 Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.

An EIA Scoping Report was produced for this proposed Biomass facility in September 2011 but a planning application has yet to be submitted. The facility is part of the Wolverhampton-wide Air Quality Management Area and “fuels will include recovered wood, SRF prepared on-site from non-hazardous commercial waste feedstock, SRF prepared offsite in third party facilities, and biomass such as energy crops” [Source]. (Entry updated 2012-02-10)
E Staffordshire The Dell, Enterprise Drive, Four Ashes near Cannock Veolia 300,000 Staffordshire Against Incineration (SAIN)

Plant officially opened in May 2014 [Source]. Government Office for the West Midlands granted planning permission in January 2010 and Staffordshire County Council approved a revised plan in February 2011 [Source]. Veolia were chosen as preferred bidder to build and operate the site. In August 2010 Warwickshire County Council entered into a 25 year contract with Veolia [Source]. It was reported in May 2014 that: “Staffordshire county council will be supplying about half the waste to the facility…At present additional municipal waste is coming from other authorities including, Warwickshire, Stafford borough, Sandwell, Walsall, Wolverhampton and Shropshire” [Source]. (Entry updated 2014-05-27)
E Stoke on Trent “Stoke Energy from Waste Facility”, Campbell Road, Sideway, Stoke-on-Trent MES Environmental Limited [See annual report] 210,000 ? Stoke-on-Trent City Council faced the prospect of a GBP645,000 fine resulting from a failure to meet minimum contracted waste tonnage levels at their local incinerator [Source]. Tonnes burned: 173,238 (2006); 165,094 (2007); 162,145 (2008); 181,339 (2009); 170,284 (2010); 178,917 (2011). (Entry updated 2012-09-21)
E West Midlands Met Districts “Dudley Energy from Waste Facility”, Lister Road, Dudley MES Environmental Limited [See annual report] 105,000 ? Tonnes burned: 92,859 (2006); 94,761 (2007); 93,300 (2008); 93,445 (2009); 93,679 (2010); 91,325 (2011). (Entry updated 2009-12-29)
E West Midlands Met Districts “Waste to Energy plant”, Crown Street, Wolverhampton MES Environmental Limited [See annual report] 110,000 ? Tonnes burned: 100,773 (2006); 104,356 (2007); 107,231 (2008); 109,991 (2009); 108,817 (2010); 106,088 (2011). (Entry updated 2009-12-29)
E West Midlands Met Districts Bar Road, Coventry The Coventry & Solihull Waste Disposal Company Ltd [See annual report] 315,000 Coalition for Recycling and Against Coventry Incinerator (CRACIN) Expected to reach end of life 2016-2021. Moves are afoot to reburish this facility
Tonnes burned: 214,735 (2005); 210,200 (2006); 232,800 (2007); 241,733 (2008); 245,187 (2009); 240,246 (2010); 230,563 (2011). (Entry updated 2011-12-01)
E West Midlands Met Districts James Road, Tyesley, Birmingham Tyseley Waste Disposal Ltd / Veolia [See annual report] 400,000 ? Possible expansion planned.

Tonnes burned: 326,752 (2006); 347,080 (2007); 359,129 (2008); 342,048 (2009); 366,414 (2010); 362,926 (2011); 367,363 (2012). (Entry updated 2013-08-29)

E Worcestershire Hartlebury Trading Estate, Hartlebury, Kidderminster (near Stourport-on-Severn) Mercia EnviRecover 200,000 Worcestershire residents Against Incineration and Landfill (WAIL) and Herefordshire & Worcestershire Action Group (HWAG)

Construction due to begin in June 2014 [Source]. The application was called in by the Secretary of State in May 2011 and granted planning permission on the 19th of July 2012 [See decision notice]. Permit XP3935TX issued in April 2011. (Entry updated 2014-06-03)
X Staffordshire Kingswood Lakeside Business Park, Cannock, Staffordshire Biffa 400,000 Group currently being formed. Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development Planning application submitted September 2010 [See application, See application, See subsequent ’response document’]. Planning permission was refused in September 2011. This follows a previous determination that the planning application should be approved which was reconsidered on the basis of legal advice that an offer by Biffa of funds to spend on community activities could not be taken into account as a material planning consideration. Biffa did not subsequently appeal this refusal, and have not announced any plans to re-apply [Source, Source, Source]. The incinerator was advertised as being for C&I although Biffa state that the “facility would also be able to accept… municipal solid waste” [Source]. (Entry updated 2012-05-21)
X Telford and Wrekin Granville Landfill Site, Grange Lane, Redhill, Telford SITA with Cyclerval UK (TIRU) 62,000 Telford Protest Against Incinerator Now (TelfordPAIN) and Telford Friends of the Earth and Safe Waste Shropshire

Planning permission was refused in December 2009, when the Head of Planning recommended refusal and “all eight members of the Plans Board voted to reject Sita's Granville incinerator proposal” [source]. (Entry updated 2011-06-30)
X West Midlands Met Districts Coventry (site of existing incinerator) Viridor or possibly Veolia 305,000 Coventry Friends of the Earth and Coalition for Recycling and Against Coventry Incinerator (CRACIN)

Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull PFI scheme Project Transform has been scrapped [Source]. On the 20th of October 2010 the Government withdraw PFI funding for the project [Source]. Existing incinerator could now be refurbished instead of being rebuilt [Source, Source]. (Entry updated 2011-07-01)

Yorkshire & the Humber

  Sub-Region Site Name(s) Operator / Developer Capacity Campaign Group(s) Operational Status / Notes
P Doncaster Land Off Sandall Stones Road, Kirk Sandall Doncaster Energy Recovery Ltd: Energos in partnership with BioGen Power 120,000 Edenthorpe, Kirk Sandall and Barnby Dun Parish Councils “Proposed energy recovery facility involving gasification of (household and commercial) waste”. Planning permission granted in July 2009 [Source]. BioGen said in April 2010 that the plant was “targeted to open in 2013″ [Source]. The technology is the same as that which has failed to work in the Isle of Wight, Dargavel and Iceland – see entry for Dargavel in Dumfriesshire. (Entry updated 2010-11-26)
P East Yorkshire “Melton Energy from Waste Plant”, Land South West Of Melton Waste Park, Gibson Lane, South Melton Thermeco (Yorkshire) Limited (Joint venture between Transwaste Recycling and Aggregates Ltd and Thermeco Limited) 100,000 Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development

Planning permission granted for a loose floc SRF-burning Pyrolysis-type incinerator in March 2012. A previous consent was for a briquette form Gasification-type SRF-burning incinerator. Was granted in 2009. (Entry updated 2012-05-21)
P Hull Cleveland Street (former ADM Cocoa Plant) Dalton Street (Council Waste Depot Site) connecting to a strip of land alongside The River Hull C Spencer Ltd / Energy Works ~225,400 FoE Hull and EYE / CATs Granted planning permission in October 2011 (Application reference: 11/00615/CM) for a 25 MWe Gasification plant to gasify materials including processed waste wood and Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF) produced onsite from commercial, industrial and municipal sources [Source]. It was reported in April 2014 that construction would begin in Early 2015 for a completion date of March 2017 [Source]. Spencer failed to win the Hull & East Riding PFI contract [Source]. (Entry updated 2014-07-10)
P North Lincolnshire Melton Ross Quarries, Barnetby North Lincs Green Energy (consortium of Singleton-Birch and Biffa) 80,000 Group currently being formed. Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development

Planning permission granted November 2008 but North Lincs Green Energy failed to win a contract to handle North Lincolnshire’s ’residual’ waste [Source]. (Entry updated 2011-05-17)
P North Yorkshire “Allerton Waste Recovery Park”, Allerton Park Quarry, Knaresborough Amey-Cespa (subsidiary of Ferrovial) 260,000 Tockwith Residents Association, NYWAG and York Residents Against Incineration

Approved by planning committee 30th October 2012 [Source]. Future of the project is in doubt following the withdrawal of PFI funding in February 2013 [Source]. See North Yorkshire County Council’s Arhitect’s Report and Eunomia’s Review of Waste Availability and WRATE analysis. Part of PFI contract awarded in December 2010, but lost PFI funding in February 2013 [Source]. It was reported in January 2014 that “a final decision on whether the project remained affordable and value for money would be made later in the year” [Source]. The financing is reportedly being investigated by the European Competition Commissioner [Source]. (Entry updated 2014-04-03)
P North Yorkshire “Southmoor Energy Centre”, Kellingley Colliery, Weeland Road (near Knottingley) Peel Environmental 280,000 Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.

Planning application for an incinerator submitted in May 2013 [See planning application NY/2013/0128/ENV], and according to Peel: “It will use up to 280,000 tonnes per year of non-hazardous residual waste including industrial, commercial and possibly household from across the region” [Source]. (Entry updated 2013-06-18)
P West Yorkshire Bowling Back Lane, Bradford Pennine ResourcesRecovery, a consortium of Aecom (formerly Earth Tech), Skanska and FCC (formerly WRG) 193,000 Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.

Granted planning consent in November 2012 [See planning application]. Future of the project is in doubt following the withdrawal of PFI funding in February 2013 [Source]. Earth Tech Skanska were named preferred bidder in December 2011 and intend to use the council-owned site. [Source]. (Entry updated 2013-03-04)
P West Yorkshire Former Solaglas Site, Ripley Road, Bradford BioGen Power / Bradford Energy Recovery Limited / Energos 160,000 Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.

Planning permission has been approved for the “worlds largest waste gasification facility” [Source, Source]. Planning permission renewed in July 2013 [See planning application 13/01257/FUL]. LetsRecycle.com reported in June 2013 that: “According to Energos ’s application, the development has been delayed due to ‘uncertainty in the financial markets ’ and more time is still needed to obtain funding” [Source]. According to the application “waste will be delivered to the Facility from commercial, industrial, some construction and demolition Sources. The facility could also accept household waste arisings”. The technology is the same as that which has failed to work in the Isle of Wight, Dargavel and Iceland – see entry for Dargavel in Dumfriesshire. (Entry updated 2013-07-25)
P West Yorkshire Land East Of Former Gas Works, Airedale Road, Keighley Halton Group 90,000 RDF Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.

Moving grate incinerator intended to burn RDF wast granted planning permsision April 2014 (ref. 13/04217/FUL). (Entry updated 2014-05-22)
P West Yorkshire Near Wheldon Road, Wheldon, Castleford Clean Power Properties Ltd (owned and fully funded by Mountgrange Real Estate Opportunity Fund) and Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd 100,000 – 128,000 Castleford United and Castleford Heritage Trust. Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.

Proposed pyrolysis-type incinerator (6MW Advanced Combustion Technology Facility) intended to treat MSW and/or C&I waste. The developer held exhibitions regarding the proposal in June 2012. An application was submitted to Wakefield Council in September 2012 (12/01966/FUL) that was withdrawn in January 2013. An amended scheme was submitted in December 2013 (ref 13/03470/FUL). A permit was applied for in June 2014 [Source]. (Entry updated 2014-06-03)
P West Yorkshire Skelton Grange, Leeds Biffa 300,000 FoE Leeds / No Incinerator, Leeds / No2incinerator

Planning permission granted in February 2013 [Source]. Biffa announced plans to submit an application for a 300,000 tonnes-a-year capacity commercial and industrial waste incinerator to Leeds city council in early September 2010. The pre-application scoping report stated that “should the need arise, the facility would also be able to accept municipal waste” and their website states the facility is “to use residual waste from the Leeds area” [Source, Source]. Planning reference is 11/03705 [See planning application]. (Entry updated 2013-03-04)
E North Lincolnshire “Newlincs Grimsby Incinerator”, South Marsh Road, Stallingborough, Grimsby Cyclerval UK & TIRU Group / Newlincs Development Ltd [See annual report] 56,000 Lincolnshire Anti-Incineration Alliance (LAIA) Tonnes burned: 52,284 (2005); 49,749 (2006); 49,784 (2007); 54,744 (2008); 53,728 (2009); 48,819 (2010); 54,951 (2011). (Entry updated 2009-12-29)
E North Yorkshire Seamer Carr Landfill Site, Nr. Scarborough Scarborough Power Limited (Yorwaste, GEM and BB Newco) 12,000-25,000 NYWAG RDF-burning gasification-type incinerator granted planning permission in July 2007, with constructioned completed in December 2008. Operated as part of a Defra demonstrator programme in January-March 2009 [Source]. Scarborough Power has experienced cashflow problems and plans to expand the facility are currently on hold – the facility does not currently seem to be commercially viable [Source]. . (Entry updated 2011-12-01)
E South Yorkshire Bernard Road, Sheffield Veolia ES Sheffield Limited [See annual report] 225,000 South Yorkshire Against Incineration (SAI)

In May 2011 Veolia were granted permission to temporarily vary a planning condition to allow for more waste to come in from outside of Sheffield due to ’unexpected’ commercial difficulties securing C&I and MSW waste locally. In 2012 Veolia requested a further variation to indefinitely allow even more waste from even further afield [Source].

Tonnes burned: 200,000 (2006); 196,361 (2007); 183,070 (2008); 219,976 (2009); 202,814 (2010); 207,000 (2011); 226,991 (2012). (Entry updated 2013-08-29)

E West Yorkshire Ferrybridge C, Knottingley SSE / Wheelabrator ~800,000 ? Multi-fuel power station granted planning permission in October 2011 and expected to be operational by Summer 2015 [Source]. SSE stated in 2009 that: “The main sources of fuel for the plant will be: solid recovered fuel [~300ktpa]; fuel from processed commercial and industrial waste [~300ktpa]; and waste wood… [~200ktpa]“, that “Fuel is expected to be available from a variety of sources mainly in the Yorkshire and Humber Region” and that “most of the fuel will be manufactured from waste materials” [Source]. There are contracts in place to send LACW-derived RDF from Hull [Source]; Wakefield [Source]; Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham [Source]; Cheshire West and Chester [Source, Source] and are thought to be in line for a contract with Wigan Council [Source]. (Entry updated 2014-07-10)
E West Yorkshire Former wholesale market on Pontefract Lane in Cross Green, Leeds Veolia 180,000 FoE Leeds / No Incinerator, Leeds / No2incinerator

The facility is under construction and is expected to be operational in Summer 2016 [Source]. Planning permission granted February 2013 [Source, See planning application]. Leeds signed a Waste PFI with Veolia in November 2012 [Source]. (Entry updated 2014-07-10)
E West Yorkshire Vine Street, Huddersfield, Kirklees SITA (Kirklees) Limited [See annual report] 150,000 ? Tonnes burned: 112,311 (2005); 108,003 (2006); 112,922 (2007); 87,003 (2008); 125,693 (2009); 131,074 (2010); 120,959 (2011). (Entry updated 2009-12-29)
X Hull (and East Riding) Saltend Waste Recycling Group (WRG) 240,000 FoE Hull

Plans for WRG’s proposed incinerator at Saltend were scrapped in January 2011. [Source]. (Entry updated 2011-07-01)
X North Yorkshire Unit 86 Marston Moor Business Park, Tockwith BCB Environmental Management Ltd. 60,000 Tockwith Residents Association and Dalton Incinerator Steering Committee (DISC) and York Residents Against Incineration

Planning application refused by North Yorkshire County Council in December 2009 [Source, See application]. Although BCB annunced their intention to appeal the refusal, BCB went into administration in August 2010 and were subsequently liquidated [Source]. (Entry updated 2011-06-30)
X South Yorkshire Land near East Lane, Strainforth, Hatfield, Doncaster Doncaster Energy from Waste (DEW) Project including AvVail Limited and Waystone Limited 400,000 (Hatfield) Residents Against Inappropriate Developments (RAID)

An SRF-burning gasification-type incinerator was expected to be sited next to the SRF-production facility on land off East Lane, Strainforth (Hatfield) that was granted planning permission on appeal in April 2011 as part of the Doncaster Energy from Waste (DEW) Project [Source], but no application has been forthcoming and campaigners do not now expect there to be an incinerator on this site. (Entry updated 2013-09-26)
X South Yorkshire Manvers, Wath upon Dearne, Barnsley (in partnership with Doncaster and Rotherham) Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham (BDR) Waste Partnership (Dearne Valley Waste Partnership) 200,000 South Yorkshire Against Incineration (SAI)

The decision not to use this site for an incinerator was made in April [Source]. (Entry updated 2011-06-30)
X West Yorkshire Bridgewater Road, Cross Green, Hunslet East, Hunslet, Leeds Clean Power Properties Ltd (owned and fully funded by Mountgrange Real Estate Opportunity Fund) and Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd 128,000 Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.

Proposed pyrolysis-type incinerator (“6MW Advanced Combustion Technology Facility”) refused planning permission in March 2014, but the applicant has 6 months to appeal [Source]. Application ref: 13/02190/FU. (Entry updated 2014-04-03)
X York (city) Former North Selby Mine complex, Deighton (between Escrick and Wheldrake) Peel (in partnership with UK COAL) 140,000 North Selby Mine Action Group

Site plan altered to remove incinerator porposal in September 2012 [Source]. Plans had included a gasification-type incinerator for “a combination of municipal, commercial and industrial” waste [Source, Source]. A scoping report has been submitted [Source]. UK Coal said in April 2011 that they would consult on a plan which would not include the gasification plant later in 2011 [Source]. (Entry updated 2011-05-03)

Why UKWIN Opposes Waste Incineration

See The Story Behind The Map for a simple explanation.

Disclaimer

While we endeavour to provide current and accurate information, we rely heavily on second and third party sources. As such, the information is provided “as is” with no claims or warranties as to its suitability for any particular purpose. Markers are indicative and may not always point to the exact site location.

All of the data contained within this website is under ongoing review with an intention to continuously improve the quality of information. If you are aware of any improvements or corrections, please contact the UKWIN Network Coordinator.

The map includes many sites that (we hope) will never be used for incineration. Other sites that may be considered for waste incinerators may not appear on the map at this time. You can improve the map by sending any updates to coordinator@ukwin.org.uk (please include sources of information).

Sources of information:

  • All potential sites included in the map have been mentioned in either Local Authority / Central Government documentation (e.g. Defra PFI lists, EA spreadsheets, Partnership Waste Strategies, etc.), local or national media reports, and/or local campaign updates

Types of facilities on the map:

  • We focus on the incineration of household waste, and the facilities that are part of this system.
  • We have a fairly broad definition of what constitutes a ‘potential site’, ranging from sites where formal planning has been granted but the facility is not operational to sites earmarked for waste management facilities without incineration being ruled out. In a very small number of instances, we have included sites that have been ‘withdrawn’ but are of ongoing concern to local activists.
  • We have included a small number of representative potential Mechanical Biological Treatment (MBT) facilities that are proposed to produce a Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) or Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF). One potential MBT plants of this type is marked as a separate site, and others are referred to in the notes of the potential destination incinerator.
  • While we have not focussed primarily on gasification / pyrolysis incinerators, we have included some prominent sites in cases where information has been supplied by local campaigners.
  • We do not include any landfill or reprocessing sites for ash / residue, or sorting facilities (material recovery facilities) despite such facilities being part of the household waste incineration system.

Facility marker placement:

  • Existing facilities should have fairly accurate geo-locations (based on facility postcodes).
  • Sometimes one representative site is chosen to mark a place for an as yet unselected (potential incinerator) site, in which case this is mentioned in the notes.
  • Sometimes several potential sites are included even though only one will possibly be expected to host an incinerator, in which case this is mentioned in the notes.
  • Where there is no known site location for a proposal, we have used the nearest Local Authority (Town Hall) for our marker.
  • Sometimes a site is not specified or its precise location is not sufficiently well defined to provide an accurate geo-location. In such circumstances a best guess is made.
  • Where existing facilities may be expanded (e.g. Eastcroft and Tyseley) we have slightly displaced one of the markers from the correct location to allow for a second marker to be displayed.

Individuals wishing to be put in touch with local campaigners or supported to form or develop an anti-incineration group should contact the UKWIN Network Coordinator.

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