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GUERNSEY, BAILIWICK OF GUERNSEY
Prevented 70,000Longue HougueSuez (formerly SITA) and Guernsey Public ServicesSay No Campaign [Source] In March 2010 the States of Deliberation in Guernsey voted against the incinerator by 27 to 16 [Source]. (Entry updated 2020-01-29)
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JERSEY, BAILIWICK OF JERSEY
Existing 126,000La Collette 2 Reclamation Area, La Collette, St. HelierJersey Transport And Technical ServicesSave 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]. In April 2016 it was announced that Guernsey’s waste would be sent to Sweden rather than to Jersey as Jersey was too expensive [Source]. (Entry updated 2016-04-21)
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BOSTON, EAST MIDLANDS
Potential 1,000,000 (RDF)Boston Alternative Energy Facility (BAEF), east of the Riverside Industrial EstateAlternative Use Boston Projects LtdContact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.Project to be determined by National Infrastructure Planning due to the claimed capacity of the proposed plant [See NIP website, case ref EN010095]. Scoping opinion adopted by the Secretary of State in July 2018. According to the May 2018 Scoping Report, the facility would use a form of gasification to process around 1 million tonnes of RDF but the technology provider is unstated [Source]. In March 2019 the project website's FAQ page the gasification technology would be provided by Outotec, but this is no longer stated at least as of January 2020 - this change is presumably due to Outotec's strategic decision to exit the energy sector [Source, Source]. In August 2020 the proposal was changed from gasification to conventional incineration and it was indicated that a full application would be submitted by the end of 2020. (Entry updated 2020-09-17)
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DERBY, EAST MIDLANDS
Existing 157,000Sinfin Integrated Waste Treatment Centre, Sinfin Lane, OsmastonReSource Recovery Solutions (RRS) (Renewi (formerly Shanks) and Interserve) and RSM Group ASDerby FoE and Sinfin and Spondon Against INcineration (SSAIN) [Also see Simon’s blog]Not yet operational as of 6th January 2020. In August 2019 Derbyshire and Derby Councils decided to end the contract with RRS but did not yet formally abandon the project [Source]. Development of the gasification plant is effectively on hold until the Councils determine a 'fair value' for the project and better understand what would be needed to get the plant to operate so that they can determine whether or not they wish to purchase the plant. ENERGOS gasification incinerator granted planning permission on re-appeal in September 2012, with completion target delayed until October 2017 [Source, PINS case summary, Source, Source, Source]. Funding from the Green Investment Bank announced in August 2014 [Source]. Planning Application submitted May 2009. Permit WP3133KP issued in November 2010. It was reported in July 2018 that "Bad smells from the controversial Sinfin waste treatment plant are still plaguing residents almost a year after the stink first started" [Source]. (Entry updated 2020-01-06)
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Prevented 30,000Derby Alternative Energy Plant, Victory Road, SinfinClean Electricity Generation (CEG) who are funded by Momentum Capital and Transformative Energy and Materials Capital (TEM Capital)Derby FoE and Sinfin and Spondon Against INcineration (SSAIN)A "full scale demonstration plant" has been built which uses "Proprietary Torrefaction Reactor Technology" to use generate syngas from biomass which is burned in a gas engine to supposedly generate electricity and "Torrefied Pellets" [Source, Source]. According to the operator, "Torrefaction is thermal treatment of biomass in an environment with low oxygen content" [Source]. Whilst the technology seems to be marketed as capable of treating clean waste wood rather than just dedicated biomass, it is unclear whether the facility may end up having to use virgin timber. The facility re-uses the same building as the previous facility on the site, which was run by Clarke Power Services / Withion Power Limited. The previous wood-burning biomass incinerator was granted planning permission in 2008 and an environmental permit in March 2011, but never completed its testing [Source]. Due to "funding issues" the previous plant was closed within months of becoming operational in 2012, and the site was put up for sale in July 2013 [Source]. The permit was transferred in May 2014 (old no. EPR/YP3838TF, new no. EPR/FP3739VA) [Source], but may need to be varied. The site did not process any waste in 2017. The EA's Waste Data Interrogator 2018 - entry for the site states: "Commissioning halted in 2012. Not burnt any waste yet....Not operating as an incinerator at the present" [Source] (Entry updated 2020-01-06)
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Prevented 70,000Raynesway ReSource Park (near Spondon)Raynesway ReSource Park Limited (part of Cyclamax)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)
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Prevented 5,000Unit 7, Northedge Business Park, Alfreton RoadEnvirofusion LtdOppose the Alfreton Road Incineratorand Derby FoE and Sinfin and Spondon Against INcineration (SSAIN) [Also see Simon’s blog]In September 2018 it was announced by local campaigners that Envirofusion had given up on this project [Source]. In October 2016 a planning application was submitted for "Temporary consent (18 months) for...a pyrothermic [converter] utilising RDF" (ref 10/16/01241). According to the Planning Statement, the facility will be dismantled following 12 months of trials. The project was announced in May 2013, with the company being established in 2012 [Source]. The developer describes the process as "Advanced Thermal Treatment", and the technology could be a form of pyrolysis/gasification hybrid. In October 2017 planning permission was granted [Source, Source]. (Entry updated 2018-09-13)
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DERBYSHIRE, EAST MIDLANDS
Potential 169,000Drakelow Park Renewable Energy Centre, Site of the Former Drakelow C Power Station, Walton Road, Drakelow, Burton upon TrentVital EnergiContact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.Derbyshire County Council voted to approve the planning application for the RDF-based gasification plant in October 2015 (ref. CW9/0615/48). Awarded a CfD by BEIS in September 2017 [Source]. An Environmental Permit was issued in April 2020 (ref EPR/GP3031JB/A001). In February 2020 it was reported that Vital Energi had taken over the project in conjunction with technical advisor's Royal Haskoning who are hoping to complete by 2023 and that: "Beauparc Group has been contracted to supply Vital Energi with 169,000 tonnes of refuse derived fuel over the long-term supply contract" [Source]. (Entry updated 2020-05-29)
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Prevented 25,000Alfreton Energy from Waste Plant, Pye Bridge Industrial Estate, Somercotes, AlfretonWarwick EnergyAmber Valley Against Incinerators (AVAIN)Gasification-type incinerator. Planning application submitted in February 2010 and withdrawn in 2013 [See planning application]. Campaigners 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)
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Prevented 75,000Dunston Road, Sheepbridge, ChesterfieldCyclamaxDerbyshire 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)
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LEICESTERSHIRE, EAST MIDLANDS
Potential 350,000Newhurst Energy Recovery Facility, Newhurst Quarry, Shepshed (near Loughborough - access via Ashby Road East)Biffa Waste Services Limited / Covanta / Uniper UK LtdShepshed Against Incinerator Group (SAIG) / Charnwood Against Incinerator (CHAIN) / Loughborough Air Quality Protection GroupIt was reported in July 2020 that construction of the plant had begun [Source]. 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]. Permission for increased capacity of 350ktpa approved in October 2014 (ref 2014/1440/02) [Source]. Design changes were approved in March 2015 but in February 2016 it was reported that the construction programme had still yet to be finalised [Source]. In June 2017 it was reported that Covanta had been brought on as a partner [Source]. Permit TP3036KB issued in August 2011. In July 2018 it was reported that Biffa applied for a variation to the Environmental Permit to match the 350,000tpa capacity for which it secured planning permission [Source]. A permit variation was applied for in July 2018 to reflect the changes to the proposal and this was approved in May 2019 [EPR/TP3036KB/V004]. In February 2020 it was reported that Biffa had reached financial close in conjunction with Covanta and Macquarie's Green Investment Group (GIG) [Source]. (Entry updated 2020-07-08)
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Prevented 200,000Bardon Business Park, Bardon Hill, Coalville, near Ellistown?Ellistown and Battleflat Incineration Action GroupOn 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)
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Prevented 200,000Whetstone Waste Site. Enderby Road, Whetstone, Leicester?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)
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LINCOLNSHIRE, EAST MIDLANDS
Existing 190,000Lincolnshire Energy from Waste Facility, Whisby Road, North Hykeham, LincolnFCC (Formerly Waste Recycling Group) and Green Recovery Projects (GRP) / ICONLincolnshire 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 2019-06-06)
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Prevented 420,000EnergyPark Sutton Bridge, Centenary Way (Wingland), Sutton Bridge, South HollandPacific Green Technologies (PGTK) (through the acquisition of Pacific Green Energy Parks / Peterborough Renewable Energy Ltd (PREL))Bridge Against The Incinerator (BATI) and Wash and Sutton Bridge Protection Group (WAPSG). Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.Revised application submitted in June 2014 and refused in March 2015 [Ref H18-0723-12/A3] 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 virgin wood and waste wood and to increase the capacity [Source, Source, Source, See planning application]. In March 2016 local campaigners called for the site to be protected from incineration in the Local Plan (Source). (Entry updated 2016-03-15)
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NORTHAMPTON, EAST MIDLANDS
Prevented 200,000 (RDF)Westbridge Depot, James Mill RoadNorthampton Borough Council (contractor) / Joint venture between Northamptonshire-based Rolton Group (Rolton Kilbride) and Caring Community Energy CompanyNorthampton Green Party and ’No Incinerator in St James’ / No Monster Incineration in NorthamptonIn was reported in May 2016 that Rolton Kilbride have delayed their planning application by up to several months [Source]. In November 2014 Northampton Borough Council’s Cabinet voted to sell an option on the land for use as a gasification plant [Source, Source, Source]. It is possible that Northampton Borough Council may decide not to sell the site to Rolton Kilbride which could result in a different site being proposed [Source]. Scoping consultation undertaken by Northamptonshire County Council in April 2016, and is proposed to use the Japanese Kobelco Eco-Solutions fluidised bed gasification technology proposed for WandE [Source] (16/00001/SCO). (Entry updated 2016-09-15)
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NORTHAMPTONSHIRE, EAST MIDLANDS
Potential 260,000Energy Recovery Centre, Willowbrook East Industrial Estate, Shelton Road, CorbyCorby LimitedCamp BrookfieldPlanning application approved in October 2019 (19/00027/WASFUL) [Source]. Proposal announced in January 2019 for a combustion plant, which is presumably a conventional moving grate mass-burn incinerator. In May 2020 Corby Ltd put in an application to discharge a number of the planning conditions (20/00025/WASDOC). Not to be confused with the Clean Power Properties gasification proposal proposed within the same site footprint which had a lower stack and building height. (Entry updated 2020-06-16)
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Prevented 96,000Magnetic Park Energy Centre, Magnetic Park, Desborough, KetteringOrigin Renewable EnergyFresh Air DesboroughProposal was for a gasification-type incinerator, with the intention to use ENERGOS technology. The application site was put up for sale in July 2014, and according to local campaigners and the land agent it is highly unlikely that the new owners will want to build an incinerator. 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 2015-08-06)
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Prevented 50,000Resource Recovery Park, Brookfield Plantation, off Gretton Brook Road, CorbyGretton Brook Estates LtdCorby Against Waste Plants and Gretton Parish Council / Gretton and Weldon (Facebook)In April 2020 the applicant put in a planning application to vary the consent to allow a change of technology to bubbling fluid bed (BFB) combustion and to increase the total maximum throughput to 154,000 tonnes per annum and this was approved in August 2020 (20/00022/WASVOC and 20/00023/WASVOC). It was reported in April 2015 that: "The developer...is drawing up a second planning application for the site" [Source, Source] but no sign of an application as of November 2016 and no reference to making use of the incinerator in the planning application the fire-damaged MRF on the adjacent site. Previous planning application put on hold indefinitely due to lack of environmental information in December 2014, with an expectation that the developer would apply with a new application taking account of the various changes to the proposal and their environmental impacts [Source]. Outline planning application (ref 13/00027/OUT) 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". DRENL applied in December 2014 to allow waste from further afield at their RDF-production plant [Apps 14/00093&00094/WASVOC [Source]. (Entry updated 2020-08-12)
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Prevented 195,000Willowbrook East Industrial Estate, Shelton Road, CorbyClean Power Properties, Biomass Power Ltd and Bouygues (UK) LTDCampaign Against the Resource Recovery Park (CARRP)Planning permission granted in September 2016 (with Design Stage R1 planning condition). Planning application submitted June 2016 for gasification plant intended to treat 150ktpa biomass-rich RDF and 45ktpa unsorted MSW (16/00028/WASFUL). The technology is claimed to be the same Biomass Power Ltd technology proposed for Hoddesdon, and the operator might be Bouygues (UK) Ltd as at Hoddesdon (in line with the non-material amendment application). Non-material amendment application to change technology from pyrolysis to gasification withdrawn in May 2016 after being called-in (PINS ref 3143431). Planning application for previously proposed pyrolysis plant submitted August 2013, and consented February 2014 [13/00079/WASFUL]. Listed as abandoned in BEIS database entry from August 2016 [Source]. Not to be confused with the potential incinerator proposed Corby Ltd. In November 2019 the Environment Agency confirmed that no permit application had been received and that "contact with the operator...[had] ceased". (Entry updated 2019-11-22)
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NOTTINGHAM, EAST MIDLANDS
Existing 310,000Eastcroft Energy from Waste Facility / "Nottingham Waste Incinerator", Eastcroft, Incinerator Rd, off Cattle Market RoadFCC (formerly Waste Recycling Group) / WasteNotts (Reclamation) Ltd and Green Recovery Projects (GRP) / ICONNottingham Friends of the Earth (FoE) and Nottingham Against Incineration and Landfill (NAIL)Permitted capacity at the existing two lines increased to 200ktpa in June 2012. Planning permission to add a third line granted at appeal in February 2009 (Appeal Ref. 2063129), with consented capacity for all three lines increased to 310ktpa/340ktpa in January 2016 (15/02548/PMFUL3). Third line not built as of January 2020. Takes waste primarily from Nottingham City Council and Nottinghamshire County Council. A report to Nottingham City Council's Audit Committee from 25th September 2020 included a refernece to: "“A significant capital investment is needed to replace the deteriorating district heating infrastructure including the distribution network, power generation plant (Enviroenergy) and Energy-From-Waste (EFW) facility (Eastcroft incinerator)...An estimated £300m 30-year contract is being negotiated..." [Source]. (Entry updated 2020-10-13)
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Potential 160,000Bulwell Energy Recovery Facility, Nottingham Energy Park, Blenheim Gardens Allotments, Blenheim Lane, Bulwell Bulwell Energy Limited / Chinook SciencesNottingham 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]. Permit issued in April 2015 [ref EPR/LP3239NX/A001]. A planning condition requires the facility obtain Design-stage R1 status [Ref: P3239NX/A001]. A consolidatedpermit was issued in October 2018 [EPR/LP3239NX/V003]. The plant has yet to proceed as of February 2020. (Entry updated 2020-02-24)
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NOTTINGHAMSHIRE, EAST MIDLANDS
Potential 472,100 - 524,550East Midlands Energy Re-generation (EMERGE) Centre, Site of the Ratcliffe on Soar Power StationUniper UK LtdStop Ratcliffe Incinerator and Breathless in Nottingham - Campaign against the Incinerator (Facebook Group). Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.In August 2020 Uniper put in a planning application for a merchant incinerator (ref ES/4154). According to the scoping request, the facility would use conventional incineration technology to burn C&I and LACW waste, including RDF, and have the potential to treat combustible fractions of construction and demolition waste as well as being intended to be capable of accepting certain waste biomass fuels. According to the applicant, the gross generating capacity would be 49.9MW, which is just below the threshold to be considered an NSIP. (Entry updated 2020-09-17)
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Prevented 97,000Bilsthorpe Energy Centre, Bilsthorpe Business Park / Former Bilsthorpe Colliery, Eakring Road, BilsthorpePeel Environmental / Harworth Estates (HEPGL ) (50/50 Joint Venture) & Waste2Tricity (technology supplier)Residents Against Gasification Experiment (RAGE)Planning application for Westinghouse plasma gasification plant approved by Secretary of State in June 2016 (See Decision Notice). Whilst the local authority were originally in favour of the application, they withdrew their support when the Tees Valley Plant that used the same gasification technology and syngas cleaning system was abandoned by Air Products. The Applicant has stated that they do not know what went wrong at Tees Valley and so are not proposing any measures to ensure the problems would not be repeated at Bilsthorpe. Planning application for facility intended to burn household, commercial and industrial waste submitted December 2013 [See application, ref ES/2950]. In November 2019 the Environment Agency confirmed that no permit application had been received and that "contact with the operator...[had] ceased". (Entry updated 2019-11-22)
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Prevented 92,000Shireoaks RDF Energy Plant, site of the former recycling plant and current Waste Transfer Station, Shireoaks Road, WorksopKilbride Infrastructure, possibly in partnership with Biomass Power LtdWorksop Against Incineration (WAI).According to local campaigners the new land owner of the site is now intending to use the site for waste management purposes other than incineration but the campaigners remain vigilant. Scoping request submitted to Nottinghamshire County Council in January 2014 for an RDF-burning incinerator, but planning application has not been submitted. The site has a previous planning consent for a low-grade wood power plant, but this consent was never implemented and may have lapsed. (Entry updated 2015-03-24)
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Prevented 22,000Crookford Hill, Elkesley, RetfordR Plevin & Sons LimitedEklesley Action CommitteeProposed 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)
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Prevented 210,000Old Rufford Colliery Car Park, Rainworth (near Mansfield)Veolia Environmental ServicesPeople Against Incineration (PAIN) and Mansfield Against Incineration (MAIN) Part of the £850m 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)
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Prevented 320,000 RDFPlots A5 and A6, Lords Wood Road, HarworthNu-Energy (Harworth) LtdHarworth and Bircotes Town Council. Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.Planning application submitted June 2018 (ES/3860). The facility is proposed to treat municipal or industrial sourced refuse derived fuel (RDF). Intended to use technology from Christof Technology & Engineering GmbH (CTE). In October and November 2018 the Council sent two Regulation 25 requests for further environmental information and the applicant never responded. Planning permission refused by Nottinghamshire Council in October 2019 [Source]. According to the refusal notice the applicant might re-submit their application before the end of 2020. (Entry updated 2019-11-22)
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BEDFORDSHIRE, EAST OF ENGLAND
Potential 585,000Rookery South Energy Recovery Facility, Rookery Pit / Ampthill near StewartbyCovanta / VeoliaMarston Moreteyne Action Group (MMAG) and Bedfordshire Climate Change Forum (BCCF) and Bedforshire Against Covanta Incinerator (BACI) (see also BACI blog) and Marston Park Residents Association (MPRA)Mass-burn incinerator granted planning permission by the Infrastructure Planning Committee (IPC) in October 2011 [See decision notice, Source]. Designed for both municipal and C&I waste. Veolia joined the project in May 2016 (Source). Permit EPR/WP3234DY issued in January 2018 [See permit]. In March 2019 it was reported that the project had reached financial close, with Veolia owning 20%, Covanta 40% and Green Investment Group 40% and that construction would be led by Hitachi Zosen Inova [Source]. Legal challenge to environmental permit was made by Bedfordshire Against Covanta Incinerator, but in November 2019 this was rejected at the Appeal Court [Source]. (Entry updated 2019-11-22)
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Prevented 120,000Twinwoods Business Park, Thurleigh Road, Milton ErnestBiogen / EnergosTwinwoods Action GroupAppeal 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". Not to be confused with the Twinwoods biomass facility that would treat 40ktpa of waste wood [Source]. (Entry updated 2014-09-11)
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CAMBRIDGESHIRE, EAST OF ENGLAND
Existing 85,000Peterborough CC EFW Plant, Fourth Drove, Fengate, PeterboroughViridor / Peterborough City CouncilPeterborough Friends of the EarthOfficially began operations in January 2016. Planning permission for a conventional 65,000 tpa incinerator approved in November 2009 [Source]. Planning application to increase capacity to 85,000 tonnes submitted in September 2012 [Source]. Viridor were named the preferred bidder to operate the facility in August 2012 [Source, source]. Permit BP3836GR issued in October 2010 which was replaced by Permit NP3638ZS in December 2016. Not to be confused with the gasification plant proposed nearby. (Entry updated 2019-09-12)
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Potential 625,000Medworth Energy from Waste Combined Heat and Power Facility, Land on the Algores Way Industrial Estate to the west of Algores Way in Wisbech, Fenland, CambridgeshireMVV Environment LtdWisbech Without Incineration (WisWIN) / No Incinerator in WisbechIn December 2019 it was reported that MVV Environment Ltd submitted a scoping report and launched a website and that a formal planning application is not expected until the end of 2020 [Source]. However, it was reported in July 2020 that: "...owing to the pandemic, this has been put on hold for a year, with the application now expected to be submitted by the fourth quarter of 2021" [Source]. According to the NSIP Scoping Report the facility could take "commercial, industrial and residual local authority waste" [Source, see NSIP Page]. On 21st July 2020 Cambridgeshire County Council passed a motion to "...use all legal powers and avenues available to us to oppose any plans to build any incinerators in Wisbech" [Source]. (Entry updated 2020-08-12)
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Potential 650,000Storeys Bar Road, Fengate, PeterboroughPeterborough Renewable Energy Ltd (PREL)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]. A non-material amendment was submitted in relation to access in November 2014 (ref 14/02058/NONMAT). In March 2018 it was reported that: "In October 2017, KNM Group awarded US$454 million engineering, procurement, construction, and commissioning (EPCC) contract to China Western Power Industrial Co Ltd (CWPI) for the project" and that "Construction activities are expected to commence in 2018, and are expected to be completed by the first quarter of 2021." [Source]. In July 2019 three planning conditions were discharged in relation to this proposal [Ref: 19/00467/DISCHG]. In January 2020 Peterborough Council stated that: "Planning permission 08/01081/ELE was acknowledged on 24 September 2014 as having been implemented. More recently, the proposal was subject to an amendment (ref. 18/01259/DISCHG permitted 10 May 2019) which required a number of other conditions to be re-discharged. These have now been discharged, and the amended scheme can be constructed." (Entry updated 2020-02-03)
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Prevented 250,000Waterbeach Waste Recovery Facility. Levitts Field, Waterbeach Waste Management Park, Ely RoadAmeyCespaCambridge Without Incineration (CBWIN)Proposal announced in August 2017 for an incinerator intended to burn household and commercial waste, primarily LACW. Planning application submitted December 2017 and refused in September 2018 [ref S/3372/17/CW]. In April 2019 it was announced that AmeyCespa had appealed the decision (PINS ref 3225123), and in June 2019 the Secretary of State decided to recover the appeal for their determination [Source]. The inquiry hearings took place between the 5th and the 29th of November 2019, and on the 15th of June 2020 the Secretary of State dismissed the appeal [Source]. It appears that the facility was intended to be a conventional moving grate system incinerator. An environmental permit was issued in September 2020 (EPR/LP3593LM/V009) (Entry updated 2020-10-13)
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CENTRAL BEDFORDSHIRE, EAST OF ENGLAND
Prevented 500,000 RDFLea Bank Energy Park (formerly the "Chiltern Green Energy Park"), Corner of Chiltern Green Road and Lower Harpenden, New Mill End, HydeEmsrayne Renewable Energy LtdStop the Harpenden and Luton Incinerator (SHLI), Friends of Wigmore Park, Luton Friends of the EarthPublic exhibitions were held for this proposal to burn Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) in June 2018. It was reported in July and August 2018 that a formal planning application was expected in September 2018 [Source, Source]. No planning application submitted as of 3rd February 2020. SHLI reported in January 2020 that: "Emsrayne advise Hyde Parish Council that they will not be proceeding with their application for the Incinerator proposal at this time". In July 2020 it was reported that the site had been sold for other purposes. (Entry updated 2020-07-08)
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ESSEX, EAST OF ENGLAND
Potential 280,000Tilbury Green Power Facility, Former Cargill Sweeteners Plant, Tilbury DockTilbury Green Energy / Express Energy Holding UK (with the Green Investment Bank and the Ireland Electricity Supply Board as majority shareholders and AET as minority shareholder)BiofuelwatchIt was reported in March 2015 that commissioning was expected in July 2017 [Source]. Planning permission granted for 600ktpa wood burning incinerator in 2009, and extended in August 2015 to allow construction to commence by August 2015 [Source]. Permission to vary to allow 300ktpa of SRF, MSW and C&I to be burned at the incinerator submitted in August 2011 [Source]. Obtained £35m of GIB funding in March 2015 [Source]. In February 2019 Tilbury Green Power submitted a variation application to BEIS under the Electricity Act which stated: "Planning permission (13/01179/FUL) was granted by Thurrock Council for an amended Waste Wood Storage and Processing facility in April 2014...A decision to change the initial concept (30 MWe waste wood biomass plant and a 30 MWe waste to energy plant) to a 40 MWe waste wood biomass and a 20 MWe waste to energy facility was made in 2013, based on financial assessment of the project...For the second generating unit, it is proposed to convert 350,000 tonnes per annum of waste material delivered to the Phase 2 unit to electricity...The proposed Phase 2 configuration will consist of conventional moving grate combustion technology" [Source]. (Entry updated 2020-01-29)
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Potential 595,000Rivenhall Airfield, Coggeshall Road (Braintree)Golder Associates/Gent FairheadParishes Against Incineration (PAIN), No Essex Incinerator and Essex and Colchester FoE / Eastern Green PartyIncinerator for municipal and C&I RDF and paper pulp granted planning permission in March 2010 after a public inquiry [Source]. Application to allow for a maximum of 595,000 capacity approved in February 2016 (ref ESS/34/15/BTE). Allocated Round One Contracts for Difference funding in February 2015 [Source]. In April 2015 permission was granted by Essex County Council for the facility to take SRF/RDF from further afield [Source]. An environmental permit application was made in November 2015 (EPR/KP3035RY/A001), with Schedule 5 notices issues by the Environment Agency in March 2016 and July 2016, and refused in December 2016 [Source]. Consultation on draft revised permit announced in March 2017 with stack height increased to 58 metres [EPR/FP3335YU/A001]. Planning application to increase stack height to 58 metres submitted in July 2017 and refused in April 2019 [ESS/36/17/BTE, Source]. Environmental permit issued in September 2017 with a 58 metre stack height [Source]. Permit variation application to allow a reduced stack height was approved in June 2020 (EPR/FP3335YU/V002). (Entry updated 2020-06-16)
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Prevented 180,000By the River Thames, East of the London Gateway Logistics Park, Thames Haven, ThurrockClean Power Properties Ltd (owned and fully funded by Mountgrange Real Estate Opportunity Fund) and Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd, and possibly Biomass Power Ltd and Bouygues (UK) LTDContact 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]. Permit application was withdrawn in December 2014, and it is anticipated that if it proceeds the operator will move to change the technology to the gasification technology proposed by CPP for Corby, however as of January 2020 there are no reports of this application being progressed. (Entry updated 2020-01-29)
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HERTFORDSHIRE, EAST OF ENGLAND
Potential 100,000Hoddesdon Energy From Waste Plant, Ratty’s Lane, HoddesdonAEW UK (Site Owner), Bouygues Energies and Services (Operator), Hoddesdon Energy Ltd (Shareholders include The Waste Asset LLP and NOY Waste to Energy with funding from P3P Partners LLP - AssetGen Partners Ltd is listed as reported as a current or former shareholder) 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) and Rattys Lane Action Group (RLAG)Incineration via gasification, possibly also including pyrolysis. Original planning permission applied for in 2010 and granted in 2012 [Source, ref. 7/0510-10]. The operators stated in 2010 that they expected the plant to burn "household, commercial and industrial waste Sourced from Broxbourne and the surrounding areas" [Source]. Received £30m of GIB investment in March 2015, when it was reported that: "Work on the plant will begin shortly and it is expected to begin operations in the first half of 2017" [Source]. It was reported in February 2015 that the scheme "will receive more than 90,000 tonnes of RDF from the commercial and industrial sectors supplied by Biffa and Powerday" [Source]. Environmental permit issued in April 2016 (ref. EPR/UP3038WA/A001). It was reported in August 2016 that the facility was under construction [Source]. In January 2018 it was announced that AEW UK had purchased the site and will be leasing the property to Hoddesdon Energy Ltd [Source]. As of January 2020 there are no indications that the facility is operational. (Entry updated 2020-01-29)
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Prevented 320,000Fieldes Lock Power Station, Ratty’s Lane, HoddesdonVeolia Herts WOW! (WithOut Waste) 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 2014-09-11)
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Prevented 350,000Rye House Energy Recovery Facility, Rye House, off Ratty's Lane, HoddesdonVeolia Herts WOW! (WithOut Waste), HAI, Hoddesdon Society, Broxbourne's Not For Burning, Hoddesdon Against IncinerationCalled-in application refused by the Secretary of State in July 2019, and in August 2019 it was announced that Hertfordshire County Council was ending the incinerator contract [Source]. Planning application for conventional incinerator registered in January 2017 (PL/0824/16). In January 2016 Veolia announced its proposal to site an incinerator in Hoddesdon as part of their Revised Project Plan for the Hertfordshire Waste Contract following the refusal of their New Barnfield proposal. Revised Project Plan approved by Hertfordshire County Council in March 2016. A planning application was submitted to Hertfordshire County Council in January 2017 (ref: PL\0824\16) and this was called-in for a public inquiry by the Secretary of State in February 2018 (PINS ref 3195373). Broxbourne Borough Council objected to the development in April 2017 [Source, Source]. A permit (ref EPR/SP3038DY) was issued in February 2019. (Entry updated 2019-11-22)
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Prevented 270,000-320,000Lafarge quarry complex, Harper Lane (Near St. Albans)E.ON Energy from Waste AG 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)
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Prevented 380,000New Barnfield, HatfieldVeolia Environmental Services 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], but this decision was quashed by a legal challenge brought by Veolia. Following a re-determination, the application was refused again in July 2015 and Veolia announced in August 2015 that they were not challenging this decision [Source, Source]. PFI was funding was withdrawn in October 2014 [Source]. 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 2015-09-02)
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Prevented 400,000Westmill, Ware (nr. Stevenage)BiffaBurning 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)
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NORFOLK, EAST OF ENGLAND
Prevented 260,000Willows Business Park, Saddlebow, King’s LynnCory WheelabratorNorfolk Against Incineration & Landfill (NAIL2), Norwich FoE, Transition Kings Lynn and King’s Lynn Without INcinerationNorfolk 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)
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SUFFOLK, EAST OF ENGLAND
Existing 295,000Suffolk Energy from Waste Facility, Highways depot opposite Masons Landfill Site, Great Blakenham, IpswichSuez Environment (formerly SITA)Suffolk Against Incineration and Landfill (SAIL) and Mid Suffolk FoEPlant opened in December 2014 [Source]. Suffolk County Council signed a contract with SITA in early October 2010 and SITA/Suez submitted an application on 11 January 2011. Planning permission granted on 21st July 2011 [Source, Source, Source, See Non-technical Summary]. Permit WP3438HZ issued in September 2011. In August 2019 Suez applied for a permit to increase the capacity from 269,000 to 295,000 tpa to "reflect the design capacity within the firing diagram for the as-built facility" [Source]. (Entry updated 2020-01-06)
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ISLE OF MAN, ISLE OF MAN
Existing 60,000Richmond Hill, DouglasSuez Environment (formerly SITA) [See annual report] Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.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 £57.35 per tonne in April this year [2013] to £161.35 per tonne by 2018" [Source]. It was reported in January 2020 that the 3% rate rise owas due in part to "gate fees at the incinerator" [Source]. Tonnes burned: 56,129.9 (2006); 57,226.4 (2007); 55,051.3 (2008); 53,619.1 (2009); 52,847.7 (2010); 49,049(2014); 47,622 (2015); 49,961 (2016); 50,476 (2017); 50,120 (2018). (Entry updated 2020-02-03)
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EAST LONDON, LONDON
Potential 200,000Thames Gateway Energy Facility, London Sustainable Industries Park, Dagenham DockThames Gateway Waste to Energy Ltd / Chinook Urban MiningContact 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 (Ref: 10/00287/FUL). Construction reportedly began in late 2012 [Source]. It was announced in October 2015 that "almost 75% of the piling has been completed on site" [Source]. Applicant were discharging planning conditions in June 2016. Permit JP3237KY issued and subsequently varied in 2015 to change the gasification technology from Cyclamax to Chinook and to increase the capacity (permit EPR/CP3737CV/V003). In December 2018 the planning permission was varied to increase the capacity from 180ktpa to 200ktpa, but the technology remained as gasification [Source] (Entry updated 2020-02-03)
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Prevented 130,000East London Sustainable Energy Facility, Ford Motor Company Complex, Frog Island (near the Fairview Industrial Estate, Rainham)BiossenceContact 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. The "East London Sustainable Energy Facility" was 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 entered administration in March 2014, and the site was sold for use as a depot [Source, Source]. Permit MP3537SN issued. Listed as abandoned as of July 2015 in BEIS database [Source].(Entry updated 2017-01-18)
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Prevented ~300,000Tate & Lyle sugar refinery site, Factory Road, SilvertownCovanta / The North London Waste Authority (NWLA)Pinkham Way AllianceCovanta’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. Covanta was one of three companies shortlisted for a NLWA 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 2015-07-07)
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NORTH LONDON, LONDON
Existing 620,000Edmonton Solid Waste Incinerator, Advent Way, EdmontonLondonEnergy (formerly London Waste Ltd) [See annual report]Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.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]. (Entry updated 2019-06-06)
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Potential 700,000Edmonton EcoPark AKA "North London Heat and Power Plant", near the Edmonton Solid Waste Incinerator on Advent Way, EdmontonNorth London Waste AuthorityStop The Edmonton Incinerator Rebuild and Extinction RebellionIncinerator proposed to replace existing Edmonton incinerator by around 2025, to be located next to the current incinerator site. Consultation began in November 2014, with a second phase of consultation in June 2015 [Source]. A Development Consent Order was issue by BEIS in February 2017 and "construction preparation could start in 2019. The existing plant would be decommissioned and demolished 2028, once the new facility up and running." [Source, Source, See dedicated webpage]. Environmental Permit issue in June 2017 [EPR/UP3232AC/A001]. (Entry updated 2020-02-03)
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Potential 130,000Brent Cross, BarnetHammerson and Standard Life Investments (owners of Brent Cross Shopping Centre) and Cricklewood Regeneration Limited (Brookfield Europe and Hammerson). See Brent Cross Cricklewood Partners websiteCoalition for a Sustainable Brent Cross Cricklewood Redevelopment and Brent Friends of the EarthPlanning permission granted in July 2014 [Source]. The capacity of the gasification-type incinerator includes a portion for business waste with the rest being for municipal waste. According to the Brent Cross London website: "In July 2018 the decision was taken to defer the start on site for the development works due to increased market risks in the UK with the intention to start once conditions are more settled" [CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS
NORTH WEST LONDON, LONDON
Prevented 128,000Willesden Junction EFW Plant (ACT), Willesden Junction Freight Terminal Site, Channel Gate RoadClean Power Properties Ltd (owned and fully funded by Mountgrange Real Estate Opportunity Fund) and Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd, and possibly Biomass Power Ltd and Bouygues (UK) LTDTriangle 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]. If the project goes ahead it is anticipated that if it proceeds the operator will move to change the technology to the gasification technology proposed by CPP for Corby, however as of January 2020 there are no reports of this project moving forwards. (Entry updated 2020-01-29)
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SOUTH EAST LONDON, LONDON
Existing 785,000Riverside Resource Recovery Facility / "Belvedere", Norman Road, Belvedere (London Borough of Bexley)Cory / Riverside ReSource Recovery LimitedBexley And District Against Incineration Risks (BADAIR)Granted planning permission by the Department of Trade and Industry in June 2006 [Source]. "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". In June 2018 the incinerator was sold to a consortium which included Dalmore Capital, Swiss Life Asset Managers, Fiera Infrastructure and Semperian PPP Investment Partners [Source]. (Entry updated 2019-06-06)
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Existing 488,000SELCHP, The Kennels Site, Landmann Way, LewishamSouth East London Combined Heat and Power Limited / Veolia [See annual report]?The BEIS 2020 Q1 Heat Networks Pipeline Report associates this incinerator with a heat network [Source]. (Entry updated 2020-07-08)
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Potential 655,000Riverside Energy Park, Norman Road, Belvedere (London Borough of Bexley)CoryNot Another Incinerator In Bexley (NAIIB) / the Greenwich-Bexley Environment AllianceApplication for an incinerator with a nominal capacity 655ktpa and a maximum throughput of 805ktpa received by the Planning Inspectorate in November 2018 under the National Infrastructure Planning regime [See NIP website]. This facility would be next to the existing Cory incinerator. The DCO was granted in April 2020 [Source], however that decision may be subject to a judicial review brought by the Mayor of London [Source]. (Entry updated 2020-05-29)
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Prevented 100,000Burts Wharf Resource Park, Crabtree Manorway North, BexleyBurts Wharf Resource Park Ltd (Cyclamax) and Standard Life InvestmentContact 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)
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SOUTH LONDON, LONDON
Existing 303,000Sutton Waste Management Facility, Beddington Lane, SuttonViridorStop the South London Incinerator and London Green PartyConstruction began in July 2015 and it was reported in July 2018 that the site was in commissioning and that the facility was expected to be operational in August 2018 [Source, Source]. In July 2019 there was a fire at the incinerator's waste storage unit [Source]. 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]. Croydon Council led 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 2019-11-22)
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Prevented 85,000 - 150,000LRRE, Rear of 87 Beddington Lane / 79-85 Beddington LaneLondon Recycling and Renewable Energy Limited (Foresight Group LLP and potentially DRENL)Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.Advanced Thermal Treatment facility, presumably a gasification-type incinerator, possibly to treat biomass and low-grade waste wood. Planning permission granted on 17th September 2014 (refs D2014/69228/FUL and D2014/69227/FUL) [Source]. Intended to be instead of several previous planning permissions for the area, but unrelated to the nearby Viridor proposal. As of March 2016 the Foresight Group’s website listed the facility as having planning consent, but unlike other facilities it does not state a year by which it is due to become operational. According to Companies House, London Recycling and Renewable Energy Ltd was disolved on the 30th of July 2019 [Source]. (Entry updated 2020-02-03)
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COUNTY DURHAM, NORTH EAST
Potential 60,000 (RDF)Consett Energy Recovery Facility, Land Adjacent to Hownsgill Industrial Park, Consett, DurhamThe Genesis Project / Enzygo alongside project partners Host Bio-Energy Installations, BGI Ltd and the Sadler Brown GroupContact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.In August 2020 proposals were by The Genesis Project for the incinerator [Source].
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NORTH TYNESIDE COUNCIL, NORTH EAST
Prevented 190,000 (RDF)Howdon Green Energy Park, Howdon Yard, Tyne View Terrace, Wallsend, Tyne And WearGreen Energy Park Ltd (owned by Port of Tyne)Friends of the Earth North East. Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.Gasification-type incinerator, granted permission by North Tyneside Council in March 2017 (16/01922/FUL). According to the planning application "RDF will be sourced in the North East on a long term supply contract from a regional provider" and "the facility will use ‘fluidised bed reactors’ gasification technology". No sign of progress as of February 2020. The Report and Financial Statements for Howdon Green Energy Park Limited of 31 December 2018 stated: "The company was incorporated on 8 August 2016 and has not traded since" [Source]. According to the Port of Tyne's 2018 Annnual Reprot and Accouns: "During 2018 the business took the decision to write down the £0.9m spent to date on the proposed Howdon Green Energy Park energy from waste scheme, as this was not expected to progress in the short to medium term. Alternative Port-related opportunities are now being considered for this riverside location" [Source] (Entry updated 2020-02-19)
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REDCAR AND CLEVELAND, NORTH EAST
Potential 450,000Tees Valley ERF, Former SSI steelworks site, South Tees Development Corporation area, RedcarProposed by Newcastle, Durham, Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Stockton, Redcar and Cleveland councilsNewcastle Green PartyIn July 2020, it was reported that a coallition of Local Authorities were looking to progress a joint project to build an incinerator [Source, Source]. According to a July 2020 procurement notice: "Hartlepool Borough Council is procuring a solution for the design, build, financing, commissioning, testing and operation of an ERF [incinerator] on behalf of itself and six other neighbouring local authorities...The Councils' intention is to award a contract to the successful contractor in December 2021 for a 29 year term (including 3-4 years construction phase and at least 25 years operational phase) with an option to extend up to a further 11 years." [Source]. (Entry updated 2020-08-12)
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SUNDERLAND, NORTH EAST
Prevented 215,000 (RDF)Sunderland Renewable Energy Centre, Hillthorn Business Park, WashingtonRolton KilbrideNo Monster Incinerator in WashingtonGasification technology proposed to treat SRF/RDF. Appeal withdrawn in August 2020 and reported as an end to the plans for the incinerator at this site [Source]. Planning application submitted to Sunderland City Council in November 2017 and refused permission in August 2019 (ref 17/02085/MW4). The applicant appealed the refusal in November 2019 (PINS ref 3239523, local ref 19/00035/REF). (Entry updated 2020-08-18)
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TEES VALLEY UNITARY AUTHORITY, NORTH EAST
Existing 390,000Teesside Energy from Waste Plant, Haverton Hill Road, Billingham, TeessideSITA Tees Valley Limited (Suez Environment , formerly SITA) [See annual report]Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.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. (Entry updated 2019-06-06)
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Potential 375,000 (RDF)Billingham Reach EfW, Billingham Reach Industrial Estate, StocktonTees Eco Energy Ltd (TeesEco)Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.Original planning application for fluidised bed biomass-only plant approved in October 2009 (09/1562/EIS). Application to vary to being a moving grate (conventional incineration) RDF plant approved in November 2016 (16/2165/VARY). Permit application for RDF plant made in November 2017 (see consultation) and granted in September 2018 [EPR/NP3537YY/A001]. Not to be confused with the two nearby Haverton Hill incinerators. (Entry updated 2019-03-13)
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TEESSIDE, NORTH EAST
Existing 256,000North East Energy Recovery Centre (NEERC), Haverton Hill Road, Billingham, StocktonSuez Environment (formerly SITA)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)
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Existing 500,000Wilton 11, Wilton International, MiddlesbroughSuez Environment (formerly SITA) and SembcorpContact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.It was reported in June 2018 that the facility was officially opened [Source]. Mass-burn incinerator to burn "around 400,000 tonnes of non-hazardous office and household waste" [Source]. SITA awarded waste management 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..." [Source]. (Entry updated 2019-06-06)
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Potential 200,000North East Energy Recovery Centre (Line 6), Suez Environment (formerly SITA) Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.It was reported in September 2018 that "SUEZ is currently in the process of procuring an EPC contractor to build the new facility and it is anticipated that it will become operational in 2022" [Source]. 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 2019-03-13)
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Prevented <100,000Seal Sands Waste to Biofuel Plant, Seal SandsINEOS BioContact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.The plant was 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]. May have been intended to use same technology that faced trouble in America [Source]. In October 2019 it was reported that Ineos planned to close its Seal Sands chemical plant which presumably means that the proposed biomass plant will not now go ahead [] (Entry updated 2019-11-22)
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Prevented 350,000 (RDF)Tees Valley Renewable Energy Facility (TV1), Reclamation Pond, Huntsman Drive, Seal SandsAir ProductsContact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.Project abandoned by Air Products in April 2016 due to their failure to get the technology to work - they may sell the site [Source, Source]. gasification-type incinerator for household and C&I waste, was expected to take pre-processed waste from Impetus Waste Management (largely from Hull City Council). Planning application for TV1 approved in August 2011 (ref 11/0359/EIS). Construction for TV1 began in August 2012. TV1 reported to be in final stages of commissioning in May 2015 [Source, Source, Source, Source]. In November 2015 it was reported that TV1 was not working properly and that these problems resulted in the construction of TV2 being put on hold for at least a year [Source]. 20-year contract to provide power on behalf of Government’s Energy for Growth programme. Not to be confused with the TV2 proposal on the same site. (Entry updated 2016-04-21)
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Prevented 350,000 (RDF)Tees Valley Two (TV2), Reclamation Pond, Huntsman Drive, Seal SandsAir ProductsContact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.Project abandoned by Air Products in April 2016 due to their failure to get the technology to work - they may sell the site [Source, Source]. Proposed gasification-type incinerators for household and C&I waste, reportedly expected to take pre-processed waste from Impetus Waste Management (largely from Hull City Council). TV2 (13/0780/EIS) was granted planning consent in July 2013. In November 2015 it was reported that TV1 was not working properly and that these problems resulted in the construction of TV2 being put on hold for at least a year [Source]. In March 2016 Air Products stated that: "We have not yet set a timeframe for work on TV2 to recommence" [Source]. Not to be confused with TV1, which is on the same site and was proposed to use the same troubled technology. Listed as abandoned in BEIS database entry from November 2016 [Source]. (Entry updated 2017-01-18)
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BLACKBURN WITH DARWEN, NORTH WEST
Potential 500,000Darwen Energy Recovery Centre, Lower Eccleshill Road, DarwenSuezContact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.In August 2019 it was reported that planning permission had been granted (ref 10/19/0495) but that "construction of the plant is now dependent on the waste management company securing a contract to continue managing Lancashire's residual waste" [Source]. It was announced in January 2019 that SUEZ intended to submit a planning application in Spring 2019 for an incinerator in Darwen to treat household and business waste from across Lancashire and that there would be public events running until March 2019 [Source, Source]. The plant is proposed to use conventional incineration technology. (Entry updated 2020-02-19)
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CHESHIRE, NORTH WEST
Existing 100,000Ellesmere Port Incinerator, Bridges Road, Ellesmere Port, WirralVeolia ES Cleanaway (UK) Limited [See annual report] CHeshire Anti-Incinerator Network (CHAIN)Permitted to incinerate a wide range of hazardous and non-hazardous wastes. (Entry updated 2010-11-25)
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Existing 1,100,000Runcorn EFW Facility, Picow Road Farm, Weston Point, RuncornIneos Chlor (Invoyn), Viridor and John LaingCHeshire 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 [Source]. Two further incidents occurred in November 2014 [Source, Source]. 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. Project received a £182m loan from the European Investment Bank in 2009 [Source]. In May 2017 the Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority announced plans to cancel the contract that was relied on for feedstock for the plant [Source]. Planning application to increase capacity to 1.1 million tonnes submitted in August 2017 and approved in February 2019 (18/00417/S72), and associated permit applicaion approved in March 2019 (EPR/RP3638CG/V005). (Entry updated 2019-06-06)
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Potential 175,000 (RDF and Waste Wood)Bio-Substitute Renewable Fuels Facility / "Protos Energy Hub", Protos, Grinsome Road, Ellesmere PortPeel Environmental and Progressive EnergyContact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.Planning application for a gasification-type incinerator to treat waste wood and RDF and convert it into transport fuels was approved in November 2019 [Source, Source] (Planning reference 18/04671/WAS). It was reported in March 2019 that a planning had been submitted for a gasification facility intended to convert RDF and Grade B and C Waste Wood into a gas for possible injection in to the Grid [Source]. (Entry updated 2020-02-19)
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Potential 600,000Lostock Sustainable Energy Plant (LSEP), Lostock Works Site, Griffiths Road, Lostock Gralam, NorthwichLostock Sustainable Energy Plant Ltd and Tata Chemicals Europe Limited CHeshire Anti-Incinerator Network (CHAIN) and Breathe Clean Air Group (BCAG)In March 2019 it was reported that the facility had reached financial close in a deal where Copehenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) would own 60% and FCC 40% and that the facility was scheduled to begin operations in Autumn 2023 [source]. 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]. In April 2017 it was reported that Tata were undertaking the discharge of planning conditions [Source] and in October 2017 it was reported that clearing work had begun on the site [Source]. In August 2018 it was reported that Tata was applying for a variation to BEIS to increase gross electrical output from 60MW to 90MW. (Entry updated 2019-07-18)
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Potential 400,000Ince Marshes / ProtosBiffa / Covanta (operator) / Peel Environmental (site owner) / Power House Energy Group (technology developer) / Macquarie's Green Investment Group (GIG)CHeshire Anti-Incinerator Network (CHAIN)Planning application submitted to Cheshire West and Chester Council in July 2016 and approved in November 2016 (16/03074/FUL) [Source]. In May 2016 joint venture between Peel and Covanta was announced "with construction anticipated to start as early as 2017", and the capacity was reduced to 450ktpa [Source]. 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 June 2017 it was reported that Biffa had been brought on as a partner [Source]. Gasification company PowerHouse Energy were brought in as a partner in February 2017 [Source]. Permit TP3135LS. In February 2020 Biffa reported that "...the development process is taking longer than anticipated and has resulted in a delay to financial completion" [Source]. (Entry updated 2020-02-19)
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Prevented 187,000Former Salt Works (New Cheshire Business Park), Wincham Lane, NorthwichReSource Recovery Solutions (partnership between United Utilities and Interserve)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)
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Prevented 390,000Junction 18 Midpoint, Cledford Lane, MiddlewichCovanta EnergyHolmes 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)
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CHESHIRE EAST, NORTH WEST
Prevented 9,180Storage Boost Ltd, Weston Centre, Weston Road, CreweOSLContact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.Planning application submitted in May 2016 and withdrawn in September 2016 (ref. 16/2196W) for 5 year temporary permission for a batch gasification/pyrolysis process (OSL/Enerj-8 I8-1000) intended to burn a mixed domestic waste (including railway waste) and MRF rejects. (Entry updated 2020-02-19)
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CUMBRIA, NORTH WEST
Potential 274,000 (RDF)Kingmoor Energy Recovery Facility, Kingmoor Park East, Carlisle (CA31)Fortum Carlisle Limited, Kingmoor Park Properties and Verus Energy LtdCarlisle Residents Against Incinerator (CRAIN) and Carlisle and Eden Green Party and Lowry Hill Residents AssociationPlanning application submitted for RDF gasification plant in June 2016 (ref PL\1572\05 and 1/16/9005). Cumbria County Council granted planning permission in October 2016. In November 2017 it was made known that the operator wished to increase the capacity to 250ktpa and change the technology from gasification to moving grate combustion and intended to submit a Section 73 application in Early 2018. Section 73 application to vary the technology etc went live in September 2018 and was approved in January 2019 (ref 1/18/9012). A "non-material amendment" was withdrawn in September 2020, with the withdrawal letter referring to an intention "to take a view on the current design optimization process and any implications for the amendments required". Consultation on the permit application opened in July 2020 and is due to close in October 2020 (EPR/SP3609BX/A001). Carlisle City Council hired an air quality experts to "go over the [permit] application with a fine-tooth comb" [Source, EPR/SP3609BX/A001]. (Entry updated 2020-09-17)
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GREATER MANCHESTER, NORTH WEST
Existing 127,100Bolton Thermal Recovery Facility / "Bolton Incinerator", Raikes Lane, BoltonGreater Manchester Waste Ltd / Viridor [See annual report]Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.This incinerator was shut down due to a fire in September 2017 [Source]. It was reported in November 2018 that the plant had experienced "a significant number of temporary shutdowns" since it re-opened in July 2018 [Source]. (Entry updated 2019-06-06)
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Prevented 200,000Barton Renewable Energy Plant, Land to the South of Manchester Ship Canal and West of Barton Bridge, Davyhulme, Urmston, TraffordPeel EnergyBreathe Clean Air Group (BCAG) and BiofuelwatchIn September 2018 it was announced that Peel energy surrendered their environmental permit [Source]. Planning permission granted on 16th May 2013, with a variation application submitted in September 2015 and approved in February 2016 (ref 86514/VAR/15) [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 2018-09-13)
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Prevented 80,000Green Lane Eco Park, off Green Lane, SalfordSky Properties / EnergosSay No to Green Lane IncineratorGasification-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)
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Prevented 125,000 (RDF)Land at Mossdown Road, Royton, OldhamThe Connell Group / Woodhouse Properies LtdContact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.Planning application for an incineration plant was refused in March 2018 (ref. PA/339409/16) [Source]. (Entry updated 2018-04-13)
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LANCASHIRE, NORTH WEST
Potential 395,000Longridge Road Energy Centre, Red Scar Industrial Estate, Ribbleton, PrestonMiller Turner GroupResidents Against Longridge Road Energy Centre (Facebook group, Twitter)Planning application granted with an R1 condition for a conventional moving grant incinerator in November 2019 (LCC/2019/0029). Intended to treat both mixed waste and RDF. No permit application made as of 19th February 2020. (Entry updated 2020-02-19)
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Potential 330,000Heysham Energy Recovery Facility, Heysham Gateway, Imperial Road, Lancaster West Business ParkVeoliaContact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.Planning application submitted in March 2019 and approved in October 2019 (LCC/2019/0021). In September 2019 Veolia applied for an Environmental permit and this was issued in May 2020 (EPR/VP3437QR/A001). Proposals announced in November 2018 for an incinerator that is proposed to treat household and similar business waste arising in Lancashire. (Entry updated 2020-06-16)
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Prevented 80,000Fleetwood Energy Centre, Jameson Road, FleetwoodReform Energy NW LimitedContact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.It was reported in April 2015 that "Construction is scheduled to take place during 2015 and the plant will become operational in 2017" [Source]. Related planning permission granted in December 2016 for a variation of the scheme (ref LCC/2016/0021). No sign of progress as of February 2020, e.g. planning conditions have not been discharged and an Environmental Permit application has not been made. (Entry updated 2020-02-19)
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MERSEYSIDE, NORTH WEST
Existing 266,000Hooton Park Sustainable Energy Facility / "Hooton Bio Power", Hooton Park, North Road, EasthamCoGen / AvivaWirral Council and Eastham Village Preservation AssociationUnder construction since late 2018. In June 2017 it was reported that CoGen had signed a 15-year 240ktpa feedstock supply deal with Dutch RDF Supplier N+P Group to supply feedstock for the planned facility [Source]. Vote to grant planning permission for a revised gasification plant proposal approved in October 2014 (Ref: APP/14/00314) [Source]. The previous proposal on the site was by Mersey Green Solution Limited (joint partnership between Biossence and New Earth Energy), which was disolved in April 2012 [Source]. Permit application submitted in June 2014 [EPR/YP3039EX/A001] and issued in December 2015 [Source]. In October 2019 Hooton Bio Power Limited applied for a permit variation to change the gasification technology to Kobelco (EPR/CP3733QJ/V0002) (Entry updated 2019-11-22)
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Potential 60,000 (RDF)Southport EfW Plant, Southport Hybrid Energy ParkEqtec and Rotunda Group (and its subsidiary Shankley Biogas)Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.In September 2020 it was reported that Eqtec had signed a co-development agreement with Rotunda Group and Shankley Biogas for the Souhport hybrid energy park project, which was said to be a gasification plant to treat "more than 55,000 tonnes of RDF" [Source]. No clear location is specified, but it could to be the site of Southport Skip Hire (55 Crowland Street, Southport) which is where Iona Capital Ltd obtained a mix of full and outline permission for 80,000tpa of Anaerobic Digestion, Waste Transfer Station and biomass boiler capacity from Sefton Council in 2016 (ref DC/2016/00534). (Entry updated 2020-09-17)
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Prevented ~128,000Advanced Energy Facility, Cowley HillPilkington UKContact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.Proposed gasification-type incinerator to burn RDF announced in October 2014, when it was reported that: "A planning application...will be submitted to St Helens Council in January 2015" [Source]. Local campaigners reported in September 2015 that whilst the planning application was on hold pending further consideration there were still concerns that it would go ahead. No sign of progress as of February 2020 (Entry updated 2020-02-19)
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Prevented 130,000Former Ravenhead Glass Warehouse, Lock Street, St HelensOrganic Waste Management (St Helens) LTDContact 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 facilities proposed by Cogen/CEW that was refused in May 2012 or 2013 proposal by Waste to Energy (NW) Ltd. (Entry updated 2012-12-04)
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Prevented 95,000Knowsley Business ParkEnergos, part of ENER-GKnowsley Village Community Association and Communities Against Toxics MerseysideAccording 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)
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Prevented ~140,000Off Lock Street, St HelensWaste to Energy (NW) LTDContact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.Planning permission refused for gasification-type incinerator on appeal in August 2015 (Appeal Ref APP/H4315/A/14/2224529, See UKWIN article). This was a hybrid application, and the Inspector’s Decision allowed a recycling facility to move from Merton Street to the application site. 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 2015-08-06)
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ST HELENS, NORTH WEST
Potential 330,000Greengate Energy Recovery Facility, Greengate Works, Sherdley Road, St Helens, MerseysideESB Asset Development and PilkingtonContact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.Proposed gasification plant intended to use RDF from municipal and C&I waste. Planning application submitted November 2016 and granted March 2017 (P/2016/0804/FUL). Modified scheme to increase the capacity to 300,000 tpa of municipal, commercial and industrial waste was approved in December 2018 (P/2018/0675/WEIA). Environmental permit application to allow for up to 330,000 tpa submitted in November 2019 (EPR/TP3909PL/A001) (Entry updated 2019-11-22)
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BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND
Existing 145,000Full Circle Generation EfW, 7 Airport Road, Belfast Harbour EstateFull Circle Generation Ltd ("consortium of equity investors including RiverRidge Energy Limited, UK Green Investment Bank plc (GIB), Equitix and P3P Partners") / BouyguesContact 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]. It was reported in November 2015 that the plant "will be fully operational by late 2017" [Source] Permit reference P0446/14A [See entries on NIEA website, See documents from an information request]. Accoding to Tolvik, the plant entered commissioning in Q3 2015 as of December 2019 the plant had still not come out of commissioning [Source]. Not to be confused with the nearby Shorts Bombardier facility at 3 Airport Road (permit P0135). (Entry updated 2020-05-29)
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COUNTY ANTRIM, NORTHERN IRELAND
Potential 211,000Hightown Quarry, Boghill Road, Mallusk, Newtonabbey, nr. BelfastArc21 / Becon Consortium (E.ON)NARC21 (No-ARC21), Friends of the Earth Northern Ireland, Green Party, Residents Against the Hightown Incinerator, Sinn FeinDirect combustion incinerator intended to burn RDF and untreated waste. Granted planning permission in September 2017, but a successful legal challenge was brought by NoArc21 in November 2017 and the decision was quashed by the High Court in May 2018 and this quashing was upheld by the Court of Appeal in July 2018 [Source, Source, Source]. Planning application submitted March 2014, refused September 2015 by the Environment Minister, and appealed to the Northern Ireland Planning Appeals Commission in October 2015 (T/2014/0114/F) [Source]. Proposals were announced in 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". The Northern Ireland Assembly has begun to meet again and a final decision on the incinerator is expected in due course. (Entry updated 2020-02-24)
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DERRY, NORTHERN IRELAND
Prevented ~80,000Brickkiln Enviroparc, Electra Road, MaydownSBS Waste Partnership (consortium of Shanks (now Renewi), Brickkiln and Sisk)Derryair and Zero Waste North WestPlanning 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]. In 2014 the scheme was marked abandoned in the Renewable Energy Planning Database, and there have been no updates on the project since then. Brickkiln entered administration in 2015 and the site went on the market [Source]. (Entry updated 2020-02-24)
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LISBURN, NORTHERN IRELAND
Prevented 80,000Lisburn Energy Recovery Facility, Former Burn House Rendering facility, 211 Moira RoadLisburn Energy Recovery Ltd (subsidiary of BioGen Power, owned by ENERGOS)Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.Gasification-type incinerator granted planning consent 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]. Lisburn Energy Recovery Ltd was dissolved on the 2th of April 2017 [Source]. (Entry updated 2020-02-24)
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ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND
Potential 150,000NESS Energy Project, Greenbank Crescent, East TullosNESS Energy / Joint project between Aberdeen City Council and Aberdeenshire and Moray Councils involving Acciona and IndaverConcerns have been raised by Torry Community Council, Kincorth and Leggart Community Council and Nigg Community Council. Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.Aberdeen City Council granted planning consent in October 2016 (P160276). It was reported in August 2019 that the 156m GBP contract to build the incinerator was awarded to a consortium led by Acciona and that the plant is due to operational by August 2022 and would be operated by Indaver [Source, Source], and in October 2019 it was reported that preparatory work had begun [Source]. In October 2019 SEPA received a permit application for this facility [SEPA Permit Page for permit application PPC/A/1186430]. (Entry updated 2020-03-25)
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ABERDEENSHIRE, SCOTLAND
Potential 200,000Inverurie Energy Plant / "Thainstone Energy Plant”, Paper Mill Building, 4 Kirkwood Commercial Park, Thainstone, InverurieAgile EnergyContact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.In November 2019 it was announced that Agile Energy had submitted a proposal of application notice for an incinerator on the site with a planning application expected in 2020 [Source, Source] (Proposal of Application Notice ENQ/2019/1658). A planning application was submitted in July 2020 (APP/2020/1324). Was previously the site for Kirkwood Homes Investments Ltd 's proposal for a "Small scale" plasma gasification incinerator intended for RDF derived from C&I and MSW back in 2012. Three-day public consultation were 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 previous proposal was 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 2020-08-12)
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Prevented 60,000Stoneyhill Landfill (near Peterhead)Suez Environment (formerly SITA)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)
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Prevented 100,000Upperton Industrial Estate, PeterheadBuchan Combined Heat and Power LtdCommunities Against Toxics Scotland (CATsScotland) and the Aberdeen No Incinerator groupPlanning 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)
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DUMFRIESHIRE, SCOTLAND
Prevented 150,000Dargavel Stores, Lockerbie Road, DumfriesOriginally Scotgen (now in administration), but may be Rank Recyling ScotlandCommunities Against Toxics Scotland (CATsScotland) and Green Alternatives to Incineration in Scotland (GAINS)The facility was gutted by a fire in July 2013 [Source]. Despite reports in the Spring 2014 about the new owner (Rank Recycling Scotland) potentially applying for a new permit to operate the plant, there have been no indications that this is seriously being pursued [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 2020-03-25)
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DUNDEE, SCOTLAND
Existing 110,000Baldovie EfW CHP Facility, Forties Road, Baldovie Industrial Estate, Angus (Tayside)MVVContact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.It was reported in June 2016 that MVV Environment were proposing to replace the Derl Baldovie plant with another conventional incinerator in Baldovie [Source]. Planning permission granted in March 2017 for the MVV replacement facility due to become operational in 2020 [Source]. It was reported in June 2018 that construction had begun [Source, Source]. Permit PPC/A/1003157 issued by SWPA in February 2019 See public register for permit PPC/A/1003157]. In April 2020 it was announced that the operator had: "sought permission from Dundee City Council and SEPA to continue to operate the existing facility alongside the new facility once the latter is completed" [Source, Source]. (Entry updated 2020-06-16)
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Existing 120,000Baldovie Energy from Waste, Forties Road, Baldovie Industrial Estate, Angus (Tayside)MVV (previously operated by Dundee Energy Recycling Ltd (DERL))Friends of the Earth Tayside and Communities Against Toxics Scotland (CATsScotland)The 20-year old incinerator was originally going to be closed down when a second incinerator became operational on an adjacent plot of land, but the operator stated in April 2020 that "we are confident that it can continue to operate for a further 10 years" and that they had "sought permission from Dundee City Council and SEPA to continue to operate the existing facility alongside the new facility once the latter is completed" [Source, Source]. According to SEPA, the facility had poor history of license/permit compliance in 2018, 2016 and 2014 [Source, See public register for permit PPC/A/1003157]. 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). Tonnes burned: 24 ktpa (2017); 93 ktpa (2018) ~98ktpa (2019). (Entry updated 2020-06-16)
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EAST AYRSHIRE, SCOTLAND
Potential 85,000Barr Killoch Energy Recovery Park, Killoch Depot, Killoch Colliery, Ochiltree, Cumnock Barr Environmental LtdContact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.Planning application submitted for gasification plant to treat municipal waste in May 2015 (15/0413/PP). Planning permission approved in April 2017. As of March 2020 the official website had not been updated in a number of years. In a letter to the MOD dated from September 2019 it was stated that work on the site was anticipated to start around October 2019. It is unclear whether or not consturction began, but in March 2020 all construction in Scotland was temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus. (Entry updated 2020-03-25)
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EAST LOTHIAN, SCOTLAND
Existing 325,000Dunbar EfW / "Oxwellmains EfW", Dunbar Landfill, Oxwellmains, DunbarViridorCommunities Against Toxics Scotland (CATsScotland) and Incensed Residents Against Toxic Emissions (IRATE) and Green Alternatives to Incineration in Scotland (GAINS)Construction work started in July 2015 [Source]. In August 2018 it was announced that the plant had entered hot commissioning [Source]. 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]. It was reported in January 2019 that Interserve and Babcock and Wilcox had handed the facility over to Viridor [Source]. Tonnes burned: 250ktpa (2019). (Entry updated 2020-03-25)
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EAST RENFREWSHIRE , SCOTLAND
Prevented ~900,000Loganswell Farm (near Newton Mearns, Barrhead and Glasgow)Lifetime RecyclingEast Renfrewshire Against the Incinerator, Jackson Carlaw MSP and Green Alternatives to Incineration in Scotland (GAINS)Lifetime Recycling Village closed in May 2015, and locals believe this has stopped the proposal [Source]. Up to 1.5 million tonnes of primarily commercial and industrial waste were 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 was correct [Source] and does not include ’recycling’ of gasification residue then the incinerator capacity would be around 900,000 tonnes (Entry updated 2015-07-07)
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EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND
Existing 155,000Millerhill Energy Recovery Centre, Former Millerhill Marshalling Yards, Whitehill Mains Road, Millerhill, Dalkeith, MidlothianFCC / Vattenfall and Green Recovery Projects (GRP) / ICONGreen Alternatives to Incineration in Scotland (GAINS)The facility was officially opened in September 2019 [Source]. Planning Permission approved in September 2015 for an incinerator at this site intended to treat household, industrial and commercial wastes [Source, Source]. Planning permission in Principle for an "energy-from-waste facility" of up to 100ktpa on the site was granted in 2011. It was reported in June 2013 that Edinburgh and Midlothian councils intended to purchase electricity at the facility from one of the three potential operators of the site [Source], and FCC was named the preferred bidder in December 2014 [Source]. It was reported in October 2016 that the Green Investment Bank committed £28m of debt finance to the plant, joining a lending club that includes Investec, Siemens Bank and Credit Agricole [Source]. In February 2020 it was reported that heat from the incinerator "is to be used as part of a district heating network for a new town being built on the outskirts of Edinburgh" [Source]. Permit reference PPC/A/1136072 [See public register]. Tonnnes burned 142ktpa (2019) (Entry updated 2020-03-25)
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FALKIRK, SCOTLAND
Existing 237,000 (RDF)Earls Gate Energy Centre, Earls Road, GrangemouthHargreaves / Earls Gate Energy Centre Ltd / CovantaContact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.Under construction since late 2018. Planning application granted in January 2017 for MSW and C&I RDF incinerator (P/16/0321/FUL). It was reported in June 2017 that: "Hargreaves has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to develop the project in partnership with the Green Investment Bank, which is expected to take a 50 per cent stake" [Source]. SEPA received a permit application in July 2017. A permit was issued by SEPA in March 2018 (PPC/A/1157446). (Entry updated 2019-06-06)
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FIFE, SCOTLAND
Potential 250,000 (SRF)Fife Environmental Energy Park / "Westfield Eco Innovation Park", Former Westfield Opencast Coal Site, Kinglassie, FifeWestfield Energy Recovery Limited / Brockwell Energy, associated with HargreavesWestfield Action Group and Cardenden Community Council.A proposed "conventional combustion plant" to treat 200ktpa of SRF. In October 2017 the Planning Committee voted to approve the scheme (ref 16/03661/EIA) and it was reported in February 2019 that the scheme had been given the "green light" and that construction was expected in Spring 2019 [Source]. It was reported in June 2018 that there were intentions to build a "waste recovery faciliy" at the former Open Cast Coal Mine near Kinglassie [Source]. In June 2019 SEPA received a permit application for the plant, and further information was provided in relation to the permit in January 2020 and in May 2020 SEPA issued a draft permit for consultation (PPC/A/1181922, Source). A non-material variation to the planning consent was approved in October 2019 (18/02342/NMV1). (Entry updated 2020-06-16)
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GLASGOW, SCOTLAND
Existing 150,000Glasgow Recycling and Renewable Energy Centre (GRREC), Next to the Polmadie Recycling Centre, 425 Polmadie RoadViridor and RSM Group ASCommunities Against Toxics Scotland (CATsScotland), Friends of the Earth Scotland, Glasgow Alternatives to Incineration and Green Alternatives to Incineration in Scotland (GAINS)Site officially opened in August 2019 [Source]. Energos Gasification-type incinerator granted planning permission in January 2013 [Source]. Construction work began in November 2013, but in May 2016 it was reported that construction had been delayed due to "technical issues with the plant" [Source]. Viridor awarded contract by Glasgow City Council in December 2011 [Source, Source]. In November 2016 Viridor "sacked Interserve from the Glasgow job" and in February 2017 it was announced that Babcock would complete the job [Source, Source]. In February 2018 Viridor reported that the gasification process was in "final commissioning" [Source]. Permit reference PPC/A/1110002 [See public register] Tonnes burner: 93ktpa (2019) (Entry updated 2020-03-25)
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Potential 385,000South Clyde Energy Centre, Bogmoor Road, HillingtonFortum Glasgow (joint venture between Fortum Oyj and Verus Energy)Green Alternatives to Incineration in Scotland (GAINS)Planning permission granted by Glasgow City Council for this RDF-burning incinerator in December 2012 [Source]. It was reported in April 2019 that the facility had been purchased by Fortum and Verus from Peel Environmental [Source]. The facility was bought by Fortum Glasgow in April 2019, and at that time it appears that construction had yet to commence [Source]. In March 2020 it was announced that all construction in Scotland would be suspended due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus. (Entry updated 2020-03-25)
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Potential 120,000865 South StreetW. H. Malcolm LtdScotstoun Community Council Against WH Malcolm Incinerator and the Glasgow Eco TrustRefused permission at a planning hearing in February 2016. A Planning Permission Appeal was lodged in May 2016 (DPEA ref PPA-260-2055), and will be decided by the Scottish Minister for Local Government and Housing after receiving recommendations from the Reporter [Source]. Proposal for a gasification plant intended to rely on RDF which could be produced on-site, with the waste intended to come from "construction and commercial wastes". Planning application submitted in March 2015 (ref 15/00549/DC). The application is reported to have attracted more than 1000 objections [Source]. Glasgow MSP Bill Kidd informed the Scotstoun Community Council in November 2016 that Reporter Karen Black had drafted her Report to be submitted to ministers in early 2017. No decision announced as of March 2020. (Entry updated 2020-03-25)
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HIGHLANDS, SCOTLAND
Prevented 100-130,000Cromarty Firth Industrial Estate, InvergordonCombined Power and Heat (Highlands) LtdICARE Trust, Invergordon Incinerator No to Waste & Communities Against Toxics Scotland (CATsScotland) and Green Alternatives to Incineration in Scotland (GAINS)Planning permission refused on appeal in October 2019 due to the appellant's failure to provide essential environmental information [Case ref PPA-270-2017-2]. According to the report: "This appeal has been before Ministers since November 2009. Two previous decision notices have been issued. However, both were quashed by the Court of Session following appeals by an objector". Entry updated 2020-03-25)
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MORAYSHIRE, SCOTLAND
Prevented 30,000ElginJ Gordon WilliamsonCommunities 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)
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NORTH AYRSHIRE, SCOTLAND
Potential 180,000Oldhall Energy Recovery Facility , 16-20 Murdoch Place, Oldhall Industrial Estate, Irvine, AyrshireDoveyard Limited (a joint venture between Waste Energy Partners and Low Carbon Limited)Communities Against Toxics Scotland (CATsScotland)Planning permission granted in January 2020 [Source]. Previous planning permission for a 120ktpa gasification unit granted in August 2007. With the collapse of Energos the threat seemed to be lifted. However, in January 2018 Lowmac purchased the site and announced that they were looking for a partner to develop an incinerator [Source]. While Lowmac owns the site, the use of the site for an incinerator is being promoted by Dovetail who ran consultation events in May and June 2019 [Source]. (Entry updated 2020-01-29)
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NORTH LANARKSHIRE, SCOTLAND
Potential 300,000Drumgray Energy Recovery Centre, Greengairs Waste Management ComplexFCCFriends of the Earth ScotlandIntended to treat waste from households and businesses. Public exhibitions were held in June 2019 [Source]. According to the FCC website planning and permitting applications have yet to be submitted as of 12th August 2020 [Source]. (Entry updated 2020-08-12)
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Potential 300,000Greengairs Road (near Airdrie), DrumshangieAmey-CespaCommunities 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]. In February 2016 it was decided that the capacity could be reduced to 300,000 tonnes per annum and the commencement date be extended to 7th May 2017 (ref 14/02552/AMD). A planning application to vary the planning conditions was submitted in October 2019, and in February 2020 SEPA objected to the variation by stating that: "Standards and emission limits have tightened so the development can no longer be said to be potentiaally consentable. Legislation, standards and background levels and designations have changed since the origian application and so the Environmental Estal Statement (ES) is no longer valid" and Scottish Natural Heritage also objected until further information was provided. (Entry updated 2020-03-25)
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Potential 256,000Land At Former Shanks & McEwan Site, 251 Glasgow And Edinburgh Road, Coatbridge (Carnbroe)North Lanarkshire Bio Power Limited / CoGen (previously involved Shore Energy owned by Simon Howie)Monklands Residents against Pyrolysis Plant (MRAPP) (Facebook), Communities Against Toxics Scotland (CATsScotland) and Greengairs Community Council and Green Alternatives to Incineration in Scotland (GAINS)In September 2017 a variation to increase capacity was made (ref 17/01578/AMD) to vary planning permission 15/01820/AMD. The original planning permission granted on appeal in May 2011 [Source]. At the time it was stated that: "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]. In August 2015 an application was made to vary the technology (from pyrolysis to gasification), double the capacity and replace front-end recycling with back-end recycling (ref. 15/01820/AMD). In February 2018 an attempt was made to increase the dry capacity by 24,000 tonnes to 204,000 dry tonnes - this was refused planning permission in April 2018 and the matter was appealed in May 2018 (ref. 18/00180/AMD). It was announced in September 2018 that Scottish Ministers confirmed the need for an Environmental Impact Assessment. (Entry updated 2019-03-13)
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PERTH, SCOTLAND
Prevented 90,000Shore RoadGrundon Waste Management LimitedCommunities 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, Source]. (Entry updated 2016-05-12)
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PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND
Potential 85,000Binn Eco Park, Binn Farm, near GlenfargBinn GroupCommunities Against Toxics Scotland (CATsScotland) and Tayside Environmental Action Group and Green Alternatives to Incineration in Scotland (GAINS)In January 2020 it was reported that the Binn Group intended to apply for to vary the proposal to increase the capacity to nearly 85,000 tonnes per annum, and that they were hoping the facility would be operational by 2023 [Source]. In April 2020 it was reported that a proposal of application notice (PAN) had been submitted to Perth and Kinross Council [Source]. Sita gained planning permission for a gasification-type incinerator at the site in October 2011 (10/01767/FLM) 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 thermal treatment [Source]. (Entry updated 2020-05-29)
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SCOTTISH BORDERS, SCOTLAND
Prevented 25,000Easter Langlee Advanced Thermal Treatment Plant, Easter Langlee, Langshaw Road, GalashielsNew Earth Solutions (Scottish Borders) LtdContact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.RDF-burning New Earth Solutions "gas-to-engine" gasification-type incinerator. In February 2015 Scottish Borders Council terminated the 25-year contract for the facility that they had entered into with New Earth Solution in April 2011 [Source]. It was reported that: "councillors were told the effectiveness of the so-called gasification technology, which would have been the first of its kind in Scotland, had not yet been proven on a commercial scale" and that "The firm had also struggled to raise investment for the project, not least because waste volumes have declined since the contract was signed in Apri 2011 and new statutory food waste collections [in Scotland]..." [Source]. A permit application was submitted in May 2013 [Ref PPC/A/1094330]. Listed as abandoned in BEIS database entry from October 2016 [Source].(Entry updated 2017-01-18)
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SHETLAND ISLANDS, SCOTLAND
Existing 26,000Peak Load Boiler Station, Gremista, LerwickShetland Heat Energy & Power LtdCommunities Against Toxics Scotland (CATsScotland)The incinerator burns domestic and commercial waste from Shetland, Orkney and from the offshore oil industry. Tonnes burned: 23 ktpa (2017); 23 ktpa (2018); 21 ktpa (2019). (Entry updated 2020-03-25)
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SOUTH AYRSHIRE, SCOTLAND
Potential 150,000Moss Landfill Site, TarboltonTarbolton Landfill LimitedAgainst Toxic Ayrshire Campaign & Save Burns Country From IncinerationProposal of Application Notice submitted for a mixed waste incinerator in May 2017 (17/00485/PAN). (Entry updated 2017-08-02)
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SOUTH LANARKSHIRE, SCOTLAND
Existing 180,000Levenseat ACT, Levenseat Waste Management Site, By Forth, LanarkLevenseat LtdGreen Alternatives to Incineration in Scotland (GAINS)Gasification-type incinerator granted planning permission by West Lothian Council in June 2013 (ref. LIVE/0424/FUL/13), with original consent granted in December 2010 (ref. 0528/FUL/10). Permit application submitted in December 2014 for a "fluidised bed close-coupled gasification plant" to treat RDF, a variation on the previous permit granted in July 2009 that seemingly proposed to use the same technology that failed in Dargaval (Source) [See public register for permit PPC/A/1150156]. Received £28m of funding from the GIB in March 2015 [Source]. (Entry updated 2020-03-25)
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Potential 80,000 - 160,000Dovesdale Farm, Carlisle Road, Stonehouse, LarkhallScotgenAction Group Against Dovesdale Incinerator (AGADI) and Green Alternatives to Incineration in Scotland (GAINS)Permit application withdrawn in September 2012 [Source, Source]. Application submitted July 2010 and approved 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]. Following Scottgen's bankruptcy, it was reported in December 2016 that: "The Dovesdale Action Group...has reformed after hearing that a new application is expected early next year" - South Lanarkshire Council confirmed in December 2016 that the landowner had informed the local authority that they were "considering” a development on the site, but no planning application had yet been submitted and Viridor denied involvement [Source]. (Entry updated 2017-12-20)
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Prevented 195,000 (biomass-rich RDF and unsorted MSW)A725, Whistleberry Road, HamiltonClean Power Properties, and possibly Biomass Power Ltd and Bouygues (UK) LTDHamilton Energy Recovery Action Group (HERAG), Bothwell Road Action Group (BRAG) and Green Alternatives to Incineration in Scotland (GAINS)In June 2019 it was reported that Clean Power Properties withdrew their appeal for the revised planning application [Source]. While there technically remains an extant planning permission for the site, it is not expected that this will be implemented. Planning Application submitted in June 2017 to increase stack height from 25 metres to 90 metres [HM/17/0260], with intention stated to use Biomass Power Limited gasification technology. Previous proposal granted planning permission on appeal in August 2015 [See appeal Ref PPA-380-2049]. That was a proposed pyrolysis-type incinerator (8MW Advanced Combustion Technology Facility) intended to treat "Mixed Source Waste (MSW) and Commercial and Industrial (C&I)" [Source]. Planning application submitted in October 2013 and refused in May 2014, but this was successfully appealed in August 2014 [See Application ref HM/13/0432]. In June 2018 planning application HM/17/0260 was refused planning permission for a second time[Source], and the applicant lodged an appeal in October 2018 [Source]. (Entry updated 2019-06-06)
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STIRLING, SCOTLAND
Potential UnknownBandeath Industrial Estate, Throsk Powercrofters (Scotland) LtdFoE Stirling and Green Alternatives to Incineration in Scotland (GAINS)Scottish Government Reporter upheld the refusal by Stirling Council of permission in principle for a gasification-type incinerator at the site in November 2012 [Source, Source, Source]. However, in September 2019 it was reported that Bandeath Holdings and Powercrofters (Scotland) Ltd have launched a pre-application consultation for a new proposal (with an unpsified feedstock, capacity and technology) [Source]. (Entry updated 2019-11-22)
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WEST LOTHIAN, SCOTLAND
Prevented 80,000Pond Green Energy Park, Whitburn Road, BathgateThe Banks Group in partnership with ScotwasteContact 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]. It was reported in February 2015 that: "Banks Group is developing plans to build its Pond Green Energy Park in Bathgate. It would include an 80,000t/yr waste gasification plant and Scotland’s largest anaerobic digestion plant, at 105,000t/yr and 4MWe. But there has been little sign of progress for some years" [Source]. (Entry updated 2015-08-06)
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BERKSHIRE, SOUTH EAST
Existing 450,000Lakeside Energy from Waste Incinerator, Colnbrook, SloughLakeside Energy From Waste Limited (S Grundon Waste and Viridor)Slough’s Anti-Incinerator Network (SAIN) and The Air That We Breathe Group (TATWBG)Opened in October 2010 [Source].The Airports Commission stated in November 2014 that: "The proposed airfield expansion [at Heathrow] would require the removal and replacement of the Lakeside Energy from Waste plant..." [Source]. It was reported in February 2016 that Slough Borough Council "...is willing to sacrifice Green Belt for a new incinerator should Grundon be forced to cede its site to Heathrow" [Source]. In February 2019 it was reported that the replacement facility would be located "around 600 metres north west of its current location" [Source, Source]. In August 2020 it was reported that, due to the successful legal action stopping the third runway at Heathrow, the incinerator will not need to be replaced. (Entry updated 2020-08-12)
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Potential 438,000Slough Multifuel, 342 Edinburgh Avenue, Slough Trading Estate, SloughSlough Heat and Power LtdContact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.In October 2018 SSE stated that they had begun decomissioning work for their old Combined Heat and Power Plant and that they had obtained planning permission for it to be replaced with a "new Multifuel facility" [Source]. In 2018 they expected construction works to commence in 2019 and to continue for approximately 3 years. According to the SSE website: "The facility will produce electricity and heat through burning waste-derived fuels made from various sources of municipal solid waste, commercial and industrial waste, and waste wood" [Source]. In April 2020 it was announced that SSE had sold a 50% stake in the project to Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners [Source]. A permit for the plant was issued 2016 (EPR/CP3031SX). In September 2020 a permit variation application was submitted (EPR/CP3031SX/V005) to increase capacity to 480,000tpa and it was stated that the facility was under construction. (Entry updated 2020-09-17)
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Potential 5,000Former Heathrow Cold Store, Lakeside Industrial Estate, Lakeside Road, ColnbrookDHLContact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.Planning application submitted in June 2013 and approved in July 2014 [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 2016-10-10)
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Prevented 440,000Slough Energy from Waste Facility / "Lakeside Energy from Waste (Replacement)", Colnbrook, SloughS Grundon Waste and ViridorContact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.In August 2020 it was reported that the application had been withdrawn due to successful legal action against the third runway [Source] - note: legal decision is subject to appeal. Planning application submitted for conventional incinerator in August 2019 (P/17826/000). In October 2019 it was reported that "the intended site for Lakeside Energy interferes with its plans for a Heahrow rail link" and that "the site will have to be redesigned" [Source]. It was announced in February 2019 that this site was chosen to replaces the Lakeside Energy from Waste Plant which opened in October 2010 [Source].The Airports Commission stated in November 2014 that: "The proposed airfield expansion [at Heathrow] would require the removal and replacement of the Lakeside Energy from Waste plant..." [Source]. A permit application consultation was launched in April 2020 (EPR/PP3330QY/A001) (Entry updated 2020-05-29)
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BUCKINGHAMSHIRE, SOUTH EAST
Existing 345,000Greatmoor EfW, Lower Greatmoor Farm, Edgcott, Aylesbury (near Calvert)FCC (Formerly Waste Recycling Group) and Green Recovery Projects (GRP) / ICONWycombe Labour for a Green New Deal and Buckinghamshire Residents Against Incinerators (BRAINS) and Bucks Environmental Strategy for Treating Waste (BestW)The facility was reported to have taken its first waste load in February 2016 and was reported to be fully operational in July 2016 [Source, 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 2020-09-17)
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Prevented 275,000Wapseys Wood, Beaconsfield Veolia ESBuckinghamshire 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)
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EAST SUSSEX, SOUTH EAST
Existing 242,000Newhaven Incinerator, North Quay, NewhavenVeolia ES South Downs LtdDefenders of the Ouse Valley and Estuary (DOVE) and Lewes District Friends of the EarthThe facility is currently operational [Source]. Conditional planning permission was granted and works started in April 2008 following "years of legal challenges" [Source]. In October 2014 Veolia requested for the planning condition be varied to remove the catchment boundary restriction for waste being brough to the facility [Application LW/748/CM]. (Entry updated 2016-06-09)
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ESSEX, SOUTH EAST
Potential 150,000 (RDF)Archers Fields Energy Recovery Facility, BasildonClearaway Recycling LtdBasildon Conservatives. Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.In March 2019 Clearaway applied to Essex County Council with a scoping request for a "40MW Energy from Waste plant" which would use RDF and a scoping opinion was provided in April 2019 (ESS/19/19/BAS/SO). It was reported in May 2020 that: "It is believed a planning application will be submitted by end of June, with the aim to have the facility up and running in two years time, if given the go ahead" [Source, Source]. (Entry updated 2020-05-29)
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HAMPSHIRE, SOUTH EAST
Existing 110,000Integra North Energy Recovery Facility / "Basingstoke Incinerator", Whitmarsh Lane, Reading Road, Chineham, BasingstokeVeolia ES Hampshire Ltd [See annual report]The Basingstoke Burner Action Campaign (BBAC) and New Forest Friends of the Earth(Entry updated 2019-06-06)
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Existing 220,000Marchwood Incinerator / "Integra South West ERF", Oceanic Way, Marchwood Industrial Park, Marchwood, SouthamptonVeolia ES Hampshire Ltd [See annual report]New Forest Friends of the Earth(Entry updated 2019-06-06)
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Existing 210,000Portsmouth Incinerator / "Integra South East ERF", Quartremaine Road, Copnor, PortsmouthVeolia ES Hampshire Ltd [See annual report]New Forest Friends of the Earth(Entry updated 2019-06-06)
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Potential 330,000Site of the existing Alton MRF, Farnham Road, Upper Froyle, AltonVeoliaNo Wey Incinerator, Foyle Parish Council, Binsted Parish Council and Bentley Parish Council.It was announced in February 2020 that Veolia intended to apply for planning permission to build a conventional merchant incinerator primarily for C&I waste but potentially with some LACW top-up at their existing Alton MRF site [Source]. In May 2020 Veolia submitted a planning application to Hampshire county Council [Application no. 33619/007] (Entry updated 2020-07-08)
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Prevented 200,000Eastleigh Energy Recovery Centre, Off Chickenhall Lane (near the Deacon Trading Estate), EastleighClean Power Properties LtdContact 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 in March 2014 and consent was formally granted in November 2014. Permit application for the pryolysis plant was withdrawn in November 2014, and it is anticipated that if it proceeds this new plant will use the same gasification technology as proposed for Corby, meaning planning permission may need to be varied, however as of January 2020 there are no reports of this project moving forwards. (Entry updated 2020-01-29)
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Prevented 100,000Micheldever railway sidings / Overton Road, Micheldever StationClean Power Properties Ltd (owned and fully funded by Mountgrange Real Estate Opportunity Fund) and Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd, and possibly Biomass Power Ltd and Bouygues (UK) LTDMicheldever Action Group. Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.In January 2015 Clean Power Properties appealed against Hampshire County Council’s refusal of planning permission in June 2014 [Appeal Ref APP/Q1770/W/14/3001572]. This appeal was withdrawn in October 2015 with no reason given, but there is the potential that the application will be resubmitted using a different incineration technology. Costs were awarded to Hampshire County Council due to Clean Power’s urneasonable behaviour [Source]. Was a proposed pyrolysis-type incinerator (6MW Advanced Combustion Technology Facility) intended to process C&I and MSW. Planning application submitted in September 2012 [View application]. As of January 2020 there are no reports of this project moving forwards. (Entry updated 2020-01-29)
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ISLE OF WIGHT, SOUTH EAST
Existing 44,000 (RDF)Forest Park, Forest Road, NewportAmey and Isle of Wight Council (using Michaelis technology)Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.In August 2018 it was announced that building works were "substantially completed" with commissioning due to start in September 2018 with the facility expected to be fully operational by Summer 2019 [Source]. In May 2017 plans were announced for a "moving bed incineration" plant [Source]. However, in November 2019 delays were reported meaning the plant was not expected to be operational before the spring of 2020 [Source]. Planned to replace an Energos gasification facility on the same site that was permitted to burn RDF and clean wood waste. That gasification plant entered commissioning in 2008 but never worked reliably [Source]. It was a Demonstrator project related to the upgrading of an existing waste incinerator [Source] and it was reported in June 2017 that: "Plans to refurbish the Forest Road...gasification plant have been shelved" because the Council was unable to find another contractor after Energos went into administration [Source]. In November 2017 permit EPR/QP3337AD/V003 was issued for an incineration plant to burn RDF [Source]. The BEIS 2020 Q1 Heat Networks Pipeline Report associates this incinerator with a proposed heat network [Source]. (Entry updated 2020-07-08)
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KENT, SOUTH EAST
Existing 560,000Allington Integrated Waste Management Facility, 20/20 Business Park, Allington, MaidstoneKent Enviropower Ltd / FCC (formerly Waste Recycling Group) and Green Recovery Projects (GRP) / ICONGuildford Anti-Incinerator Network (GAIN) and Against Incineration in Maidstone Kent Local Environment Action Now (AIM-KLEAN)Extension to add a fourth line to increase capacity by c350ktpa proposed in October 2019 - Development Consent Order to be decided as Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP) [Source, Source, See NSIP Entry]. According to the NSIP website: "the application is expected to be submitted to the Planning Inspectorate October 2020.". In the summer of 2007, during testing, the furnace linings were found to be faulty [Source]. (Entry updated 2020-10-13)
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Existing 48,000Garden of England Energy Project, Kemsley Park, off Barge Way, nr. Sittingbourne4Evergreen Technologies LtdBiofuelwatchReported to be under construction in 2018. Planning application approved in September 2015, but permission not formally issued until January 2016 (KCC/SW/0010/2015 and SW/15/500348). Intended to treat RDF, waste wood and virgin wood. Environmental permit application granted in October 2015 (EPR/YP3137VY/A001). It was announced in July 2016 that the GIB committed 30m GBP as part of a 300m GBP debt deal for this facility and that the facility was expected to come online in 2019 [Source] (Entry updated 2019-06-06)
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Potential 657,000Kemsley Sustainable Energy Plant / "K3 CHP", DS Smith Paper’s site, Kemsley Mill, SittingbourneE.On, Wheelabrator and DS SmithPinkham Way AllianceSRF-burning incinerator. It was announced in March 2017 that Wheelabrator intend to modify their facility and that this would require a Development Consent Order [Source]. It was announced in July 2016 that construction was due to start in August 2016 to begin operations in 2018 [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]. Allocated Round One Contracts for Difference funding in February 2015 [Source]. The project is financed with an 18 year loan from the GIB and others [Source]. Permit SP3431KJ issued in July 2011. In September 2019 an Environmental Permit was made seeking to increase permitted capacity from 550ktpa to 657ktpa, and in August 2020 this was approved (EPR/JP3135DK/V004, Source). (Entry updated 2020-08-12)
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Potential 390,000Wheelabrator Kemsley North (WKN), adjacent to and immediately NE of the Kemsley Paper Mill, in Kemsley, Sittingbourne, KentWheelabrator KemsleyContact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.In September 2019 an application was submitted for: "A Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project comprising a power upgrade and increase in tonnage throughput to the existing Kemsley Generating Station (K3) to allow for generation of up to 75MW; and a new Wheelabrator Kemsley North (WKN) waste to energy facility with a capacity of up to 42MW" []See Infrastructure Planning website]. The examination for the proposal closed in August 2019, and a Planning Inspectorate recommendation is due to be sent to the Secretary of State Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy no later than 19 November 2020 [Source]. Kent County Council has objected to the incinerator proposal [Source]. (Entry updated 2020-10-13)
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Prevented 75,000Blaise Farm Advanced Thermal Conversion FacilityNew Earth EnergyContact 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 was intended for incineration. In March 2015 it was satetd that "The extension site could potentially be used for waste to energy uses through advanced thermal conversion and anaerobic digestion" [Source]. The future of the incineration element of this proposal seems doubtful given the problems with the technology at the existing Avonmouth ERF acknowledged to shareholders in July 2015, and the fact that the Blaise Farm will be owned by a stand-alone waste business that will be separate from the stand-alone energy business that is being sold to Macquarie Bank [Source]. (Entry updated 2015-08-06)
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Prevented 250,300Land at Manor Way Business Park, Swanscombe, KentTeal Energy LtdContact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.Gasification-type incinerator proposed to treat imported SRF (mainly organic "waste" and other organics according to the planning application). KCC voted to approve the planning application (ref. KCC/DA/0201/2013) on 10 September 2014 but the Secretary of State called-in the application (appeal ref APP/W2275/V/14/2228465) [Source]. During the inquiry hearings in July 2015 Teal signed an agreement with London Resort Company Holdings Ltd (London Paramount) and withdrew their appeal. It was reported that "Teal Energy is keen to find an alternative site in north Kent" [Source, Source] (Entry updated 2015-08-06)
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MILTON KEYNES, SOUTH EAST
Existing 93,600Milton Keynes Waste Recovery Park, Dickens Road, Old WolvertonAmeyCespa and RSM Group ASContact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.First accepted waste in November 2016 [Source, 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]. It was reported in September 2017 that: "Amey has been awarded a contract with Central Bedfordshire Council to treat household waste at its energy-from-waste facility in Milton Keynes." [Source]. It has been reported that the plant has been "fully operational" since March 2018 [Source]. (Entry updated 2019-06-06)
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OXFORDSHIRE, SOUTH EAST
Existing 326,300Ardley EFW Plant, ArdleyViridorOxford FoE and Oxford Brookes People and Planet and Ardley Against the Incinerator (AAI)Operational. In December 2017 the capacity was increased from 300,000 [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 2019-06-06)
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Prevented 100,000Finmere Quarry, Banbury Road, FinmerePremier Aggregates LtdContact 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)
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Prevented 300,000Sutton Courtney (Between Abingdon and Didcot)FCC (Formerly Waste Recycling Group)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)
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SURREY, SOUTH EAST
Existing 60,000Shepperton Eco Park, Charlton Lane, Shepperton Suez Environment (formerly SITA)Spelthorne Against The Eco-Park (SATEP) and Capel Action GroupListed as under construction as of May 2015 in BEIS database [Source]. In June 2018 it was reported that comissioning was due to begin late Summer 2018 [Source]. Planning permission granted in August 2014 (ref SP13/01553/SCC, and amended proposal approved September 2014 [Source, Source]. 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 previous planning consent and contract out of date [Source, Source]. A series of amendments were approved in March 2017 (ref: SP13/01153/SCA1). (Entry updated 2018-07-26)
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Prevented 130,000Clockhouse Brickworks, Horsham Road, Capel, DorkingSurrey Waste Management Ltd / Suez Environment (formerly SITA)Guildford Anti-Incinerator Network (GAIN) and Capel Action GroupAt 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 £100,000 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)
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Prevented 30,000Depot 46, Redhill Road, CobhamSAS Waste LtdNo 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)
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Prevented 160,000Trumps Farm at Longcross, near Virginia WaterSurrey Waste Management LtdGuildford Anti-Incinerator Network (GAIN) and Wentworth Residents Association (WRA) & Residents against Incineration (RAI) and Virginia Water Community Association and Incinerator ActionSurrey 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)
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WEST BERKSHIRE, SOUTH EAST
Prevented 250,000Old Kiln Quarry, Oxford Rd, Chieveley, NewburyGrundonWest 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)
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WEST SUSSEX, SOUTH EAST
Existing 60,350Enviropower Energy from Waste / "Lancing Combustion Plant", Unit 2, Chartwell Road, Churchill Industrial Estate, LancingRabbit Waste Management (formed of a merger between Sussex Waste Recycling and Enviropower) and potentially Biomass Power Ltd?Primarily used for Construction & Demolition waste from the Waste Transfer Station operated by Rabbit Waste Management Ltd, but could also take trade waste and skip waste collected by Rabbit. In June 2017 it was reported that a fire burnt "over 500 tonnes of wood chippings being stored ahead of incineration" []Source]. Permit number XP3030XX. (Entry updated 2019-06-06)
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Potential 275,000Circular Technology Park, Former Ford Blockworks, Ford Airfield Industrial Estate, Ford, ArundelGrundon and ViridorFord Parish CouncilThe site has planning permission for a gasification-type incinerator approved in July 2014 (ref WSCC/096/13/F), with decision notice issued in January 2015. Planning consent includes a planning condition requiring a design-stage R1 certificate before the facility can be brought into use [Source]. Environmental permit issued in October 2015 [Source]. In September 2019 it was announced that Viridor had joined Grundon for this project [Source, Source]. In March 2020 it was announced that Grundon would be moving to a conventional incinerator technology for the plant and to increase the capacity from 200,000 to 275,000 and intended to submit a planning application to allow for this [Source]. A planning application for the revised scheme was submitted in July 2020 [WSCC/036/20]. (Entry updated 2020-07-08)
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Potential 180,000Former Wealden Brickworks off Langhurst Wood Road, HorshamBritaniacrest RecyclingNo Incinerator 4 Horsham (Ni4H) [also see Ni4H Facebook Page]


Planning permission WSCC/062/16/NH allowed on appeal in Februay 2020 with 28 planning conditions, including an R1 condition (PINS Ref APP/P3800/W/18/3218965). Initial planning application withdrawn (with stated intention to re-submit) in July 2017 after planning officer recommended refusal [Source]. Second planning application submitted in March 2018 (ref: WSCC/015/18/NH and refused planning permission in June 2018 [Source]. (Entry updated 2020-08-12)
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Prevented 15,000Marlpit Lane, Hambrook (Near South Downs National Park)ABS Power Limited (Director: Adam Barton)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)
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BRISTOL, SOUTH WEST
Existing 100,000 - 120,000Avonmouth Energy Facility, Former Britannia Zinc Site, Kings Weston Lane (Avonmouth)Avonmouth BioPower ("42.5% owned by funds advised by Aurium Capital Markets, 42.5% by CoGen and 15% by Syngas Products Ltd", formerly owned by New Earth Energy / New Earth Solutions)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]. According to a July 2014 letter to shareholders, there was an intention to sell the facility to Macquarie Bank due to the "...continuing poor performance of the ERF plant", and an acknowledgement that the facility "carries significant risk as to its ultimate success" [Source]. In June 2016 it was decided that due to the failure of the plant to operate on a typical RDF feedstock: "It was agreed to suspend activity at the plant in order to undertake a major redevelopment programme, designed to address operational problems, including the potential switch of fuel supply from RDF - a key requirement of the redevelopment being that the site can operate on a readily available, consistent feedstock" - it was stated that "it is anticipated that these works will commence during 2017 and that operations at the plant may re-commence during 2018" [Source]. Issued permit JP3535CE. (Entry updated 2017-06-19)
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Existing 350,000Severn Road ReSource Recovery Centre, Severn Road, Avonmouth, BristolViridorBristol Against Mass Burn Incineration (BAMBI) Under construction since 2017. 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 the plans were put on hold until Somerset Waste Partnership announced in November 2016 that they would provide up to 35% of the feedstock for the plant which was reportedly scheduled to begin operation in 2020 [Source]. Permit GP3834HY issued in September 2011. (Entry updated 2019-06-06)
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Potential 100,000Avonmouth Resource Park, Plot M2, Merebank Estate, Kings Weston Lane (Avonmouth) Suez Environment (formerly SITA)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...”. It was stated in November 2015 that construction was delayed because SITA had agreed not to build the gasification facility before the commissioning of the their Severnside Energy Recovery Centre which had yet to occur [Application letter for planning ref 15/05663/SCR]. Permit DP3236HH issued in 2010 and subsequently varied (ref DP3236HH/V003). (Entry updated 2018-02-19)
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Prevented ~100,000Avonmouth Low Carbon Energy Facility #2, Access 18, Immediately north of the existing New Earth facility, Kings Weston Lane (Avonmouth)New Earth SolutionsBristol 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 exported from New Earth’s adjacent Mechanical and Biological Treatment plant, as well as a proportion of Refuse Derived Fuel produced by third parties within Bristol and the surrounding sub-region" [Source]. The future of this proposal seems doubtful given the problems with the technology at the existing Avonmouth ERF acknowledged to shareholders in July 2015 [Source]. (Entry updated 2015-08-06)
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CORNWALL, SOUTH WEST
Existing 240,000Cornwall EFW Recovery Centre, Rostowrack Farm, St DennisSITA Cornwall Ltd (Suez Environment)Cornwall Sustainable Waste Network (CSWN) and St. Dennis Incinerator Group (STIG)Facility operational. Environmental permit granted in December 2010 [Source]. Planning permission granted on appeal in May 2011 [Source, See decision]. Permit GP3433GH issued in December 2010. SITA emissions data avilable from here and independent monitoring reports available from here. In March 2019 local campaigners were informed that repairs were being carried out to replace the faulty turbine. The turbine problem meant that no electricity was generated by the plant since June 2018 [Source]. (Entry updated 2019-06-06)
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Prevented 40,000 - 70,000CBP East, Plot 5, Cornwall Bio Park, Land At Hallenbeagle, Sawmills Lane, Scorrier, RedruthGreen EfW Investments LtdContact 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]. Last known activity was an application for a Non Material Amendment in October 2014 (PA14/09431), and on the 1st of November 2016 a notice was made for compulsory strike-off of GreenEfW Investments Limited and GreenEfW Cornwall Limited [Source]. Redruth EfW was awarded a CfD by BEIS in September 2017 but it is unclear whether it is related to this site [Source]. (Entry updated 2017-09-14)
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DEVON, SOUTH WEST
Existing 60,000Matford Park Energy from Waste Plant / "Exeter Energy Recovery Facility", Grace Road, Marsh Barton, ExeterCyclerval UK under contract to ViridorExeter Friends of the EarthFormally opened October 2014 [Source]. It was reported in February 2019 that a contract to incinerate waste from Devon had been agreed [Source]. Permit PP3234UG/HP3538CR issued. The BEIS 2020 Q1 Heat Networks Pipeline Report associates this incinerator with proposals for a South West Exeter Heat Network [Source]. (Entry updated 2020-07-08)
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Existing 265,000North Yard Energy from Waste Plant, Land at North Yard, HM Naval Base, Devonport, PlymouthMVV UmweltDevon 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 PartyIt was reported in January 2016 that the incinerator was fully operational [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 [Source]. Planning application approved in December 2011 [Source]. It was reported in February 2019 that a contract to incinerate waste from Devon had been agreed [Source]. (Entry updated 2019-06-06)
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Potential up to 80,000Brynsworthy Environment Centre, BarnstapleDevon County Council (proposer)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)
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Potential 60,000 RDFDeepmoor Landfill Site, High Bullen, TorringtonDevon Waste ManagementContact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.Planning application for the RDF-burning gasification plant submitted in May 2014 []. Primarily intended for LACW, but expects some spare capacity for C&I. (Entry updated 2014-09-11)
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Prevented 275,000New England Resource Recovery EfW, New England Quarry, Lee Mill near IvybridgeViridorEcoIvyViridor 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)
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Prevented 60,000Seven Brethren industrial estate, next to the River Taw, BarnstapleSouth West Devon Waste Partnership, made up of Plymouth City, Torbay and Devon County Councils 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 £39.3 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)
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DORSET, SOUTH WEST
Potential 10,000 (with plans to increase to 100,000)Canford Low-Carbon Energy Facility (LowCEF), Magna Road, PooleSyngas Products (formerly owned by New Earth Energy Ltd)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. Intended to treat RDF. (Entry updated 2017-01-18)
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Potential 50,000Eco Park, Chapel Lane, ParleyEco Sustainable SolutionsContact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.In September 2020 it was reported that there Eco Sustainable Solutions had plans to build an incinerator, and that it was at "an early stage" with a planning application not yet submitted [Source]. (Entry updated 2020-09-17)
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Potential Circa 200,000Land South-West of Blunts Farm and near Uddens Industrial Estate, Ferndown, DorsetUnknownContact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.It was reported in June 2016 that "council planners are now considering a wider area south west of [Blunts Farm] for...a residual waste treatment site..." as part of their waste plan consultation, and locals believe this could result in an incinerator being built in their area [Source, Source, Source]. (Entry updated 2016-08-10)
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Potential 200,000 (RDF)Portland Port, CastletownPowerfuel PortlandStop Portland Waste IncineratorPlans for the incinerator intended to burn RDF were announced in November 2019 [Source, Source]. Planning application was submitted in September 2020 [See some documents, See application ref WP/20/00692/DCC]. (Entry updated 2020-10-13)
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Prevented 116,000Dorset Green Technology Park, Winfrith Technology Centre, Winfrith Newburgh, DorchesterNew Earth Energy (subsidiary of New Earth Solutions)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. The future of the proposal seems doubtful given the problems with the technology at the existing Avonmouth ERF acknowledged to shareholders in July 2015 [Source]. (Entry updated 2015-08-06)
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GLOUCESTERSHIRE, SOUTH WEST
Existing 190,000Javelin Park, HaresfieldUrbaser and Balfour BeattyGloucestershire Against Incinerators (GlosAIN) and Glos Rapid Earth Action Network (GREAN) and No Monster Incinerator in Gloucestershire (NoMoInGlo) and Extinction RebellionCommissioning completed in November 2019 with the facility transferred from UBB to Urbaser Environmental Limited. Secretary of State granted planning permission in January 2015 (appeal ref 2200210). Planning application refused by Gloucestershire Planning Committee on the 21st of March 2013 [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 2019-11-27)
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Prevented 60,000Smiths Resource Recovery Centre, The Old Airfield, Moreton ValenceSmiths (Gloucester) LtdGloucestershire Friends of the Earth and No Monster Incinerator in Gloucestershire (NoMoInGlo)Gasification-type incinerator granted planning consent in September 2011 (11/0017/STMAJW). Intended to burn residues from the Moreton Valence Resource Recovery Centre. Some conditions were discharged in 2014. In March 2017 a variation application was submitted (17/0008/STMAJW) to request a doubling of plant capacity from 30,000 to 65,000. In January 2018 this variation application application was withdrawn. (Entry updated 2018-01-31)
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HAMPSHIRE, SOUTH WEST
Prevented 450,000A303 Enviropark, near Andover in Test ValleyWheelabrator Harewood and the Raymond Brown GroupSTOP the Harewood Incinerator and Test Valley Friends of the EarthInitial pre-application consultation events were scheduled for end of February 2019, but in February 2020 Wheelabrator announced that it would "no longer continue to invest in the development of the Wheelabrator Harewood waste-to-energy facility" [Source]. Appears the intention was for a conventional mass-burn incinerator, but due to size will be treated as a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP). Those involved in the project include Wheelabrator Technologies Inc, the Raymond Brown Group, Aecom, DWD LLP, Womble Bond Dickinson and Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets [Source]. (Entry updated 2019-02-20)
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Prevented 84,000Plot 37, Central Way, Walworth Industrial Estate, AndoverSiborBiofuelwatch. Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with local residents opposing this development.Planning application for gasification plant to treat non-hazardous waste (with an intention for this to be grade A, B and C waste wood) granted planing consent in June 2016 (16/00058/CMAN). However, in June 2016 Test Valley Borough Council, who own the Application site, decided against accepting Sibor's offer to purchase the site for this purpose [Source]. (Entry updated 2016-07-07)
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ISLES OF SCILLY, SOUTH WEST
Prevented 3,500The Moorwell Incinerator, PortmellonCouncil of The Isles of Scilly [See annual report]Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.On 8th December 2014 the Council announced the facility would close on 19th December 2014 and would be demolished in 2015 [Source, Source]. 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]. (Entry updated 2014-12-18)
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SOMERSET, SOUTH WEST
Existing 100,000 (RDF)Land at Showground Road, BridgwaterBridgwater Resource Recovery Ltd (Andy Olie)Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.Under construction since late 2018 and expected to begin commercial operations in 2021 [Source]. Facility gasification of waste-derived fuel. Original planning application submitted in August 2014, granted in April 2015 (1/37/14/091). Variation submitted in December 2015, granted in October 2016 (1/37/15/093). In November 2018 it was reported that Equitix and Iona Capital would finance the plant which would be operated and maintained by Pinnacle Power and that the waste would be supplid by Geminor, with construction due to start in 2019 [Source] (Entry updated 2020-06-01)
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Potential 50The paper mill site The Old Railway Yard Haybridge Lane Wells HaybridgePyroCore LtdSherburn-in-Elmet Parish Council. Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.Temporary 1-year planning application for an experimental pyrolsysis plant submitted in July 2019 (SCC/3619/2019). (Entry updated 2019-08-14)
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Prevented 45,000WP2 Pyrolysis Plant, Old Railway Yard, HaybridgeWP2 Ltd / More Energy (Wells) LimitedWells Environmental Protection GroupPyrolysis-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]. It was reported in April 2015 that whilst the facility had not been developed they had technically started construction meanng the planning consent was still valid [Sorce] (Entry updated 2016-11-08)
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SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE, SOUTH WEST
Existing 500,000Severnside Energy Recovery Centre, Severn Road, AvonmouthSuez Environment (formerly SITA) (leading consortium that also includes Lloyds Banking Group and the ITOCHU Corporation)Bristol Against Mass Burn Incineration (BAMBI), FoE Bristol and West of England Liberal Democrats In March 2020 Suez secured a variation of their environmental permit to increase the capacity from 400,000 to 500,000 tonnes per annum [EPR/ZP3937KL/V007]. In December 2016 it was reported that operations were set to begin [Source]. 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 reported in November 2015 that "Construction started December 2013 and will be complete in August 2016" [Source]. Contract signed with West London Waste Authority in November 2013 [Source]. GBP 20m invested by Green Investment Bank in November 2013 [Source]. It was reported in February 2019 that a contract to incinerate waste from North Devon had been agreed [Source]. Permit ZP3937KL issued in July 2010. (Entry updated 2020-05-29)
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SWINDON, SOUTH WEST
Potential 150,000 (RDF+)Land At Keypoint, Thornhill Road, South MarstonRolton Kilbride / Legal & General PropertiesStop Keypoint Incinerator Project (SKIP)Planning permission granted on appeal in June 2019 with both R1 and climate change planning conditions. Originally proposed to use ENERGOS gasification technology, but at appeal the prospect of using Japanese gasification technology was raised (Source). Planning application submitted in June 2016 [S/16/1055] and refused in September 2017 [Source] and subsequently appealed in February 2018 (Appeal Ref. 3197964). Not to be confused with the Honda plant at the same industrial estate. (Entry updated 2019-06-07)
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WILTSHIRE, SOUTH WEST
Potential 160,000Northacre Renewable Energy Centre, Stephenson Road, Northacre Trading Estate, WestburyNorthacre Renewable Energy Ltd (Hills Group)North Wiltshire FoE and Westbury Gasification Action Group (WGAG) / No Westbury Incinerator and South West Wiltshire Green Party
In August 2020 a planning application was made to change the technology to conventional incineration (20/06775/WCM). The Environment Agency announced in September 2020 that a permit application had been submitted for the conventional incinerator. Initially proposed to use ENERGOS gasification technology (Source), but in June 2020 it was announced that the developers would be moving to a conventional incinerator technology and intended to submit a planning application to allow for this [Source]. Planning application for a gasification plant approved in June 2019 (ref 18/09473/WCM) with both R1 and Climate Change planning conditions. Planning application for previous scheme submitted in June 2016 [S/16/1055] and refused in September 2017 [Source] and subsequently appealed in February 2018 (Appeal Ref. 3215579). The appeal was withdrawn in August 2019 after the other planning consent had been issued. Not to be confused with the Honda plant at the same industrial estate. (Entry updated 2020-09-17)
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BRIDGEND, WALES
Potential ~300,000Site of the old Llynfi Power Station, near Llangynwyd, Maesteg Morgan Credit Energy Wales Limited (Applicant) / DMG Ecological Energy (Agent)Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.In April 2019 a planning application [P/19/275/RLX] was submitted to vary a planning condition for a consented biomass plant [P/11/21/FUL] to change its feedstock from woodschip to RDF. (Entry updated 2019-06-07)
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CARDIFF, WALES
Existing 425,000Trident Park, Cardiff Bay (near Splott)Viridor and PMG Estates Ltd / Prosiect Gwyrdd (Project Green)Cardiff FoE, Scam Gwyrdd Wales Green Party, South Wales Without Incineration Network (SWWIN) and Cardiff Against The IncineratorBegan operating in March 2015 [Source]. In March 2017 capacity was increased 350ktpa to 425ktpa [Source]. Viridor were 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. In November 2015 four other Welsh local authorities agreed to use the capacity [Source]. In 2016 it was announced that the European Investment Bank were to make a £110m loan for the scheme [Source]. In February 2019 it was reported that Pembrokeshire County Council were contracted to supply 20ktpa a year to the Trident Park incinerator for the next eight years [Source, Source]. The BEIS 2020 Q1 Heat Networks Pipeline Report associates this incinerator with the proposed Cardiff Heat Network [Source]. Tonnes burned: 363 ktpa (2017); 376 ktpa (2018). (Entry updated 2020-07-08)
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Potential 200,000Newlands Road, CardiffMôr Hafren Bio Power and CogenResidents against the CF3 IncineratorIn November 2019 plans were announced for a 200 ktpa incinerator primarily to treat C&I waste. Constitutues a Development of National Significance (DNS) to be determined by Welsh ministers following report from a planning inspector. It is expected that the facility would use Cogen technology Source. An application for permission for "a development of national significance" was submitted to Cardiff Council in June 2020 (reference DNS/3236340) (Entry updated 2020-07-08)
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MONMOUTHSHIRE, WALES
Potential 42,000?Trostrey Court Farm Barns Clytha Road Trostrey Common Gwehelog (Usk)David Morgan & CoStop Waste Incineration, Protect the Environment (SWIPE) and Extinction RebellionPlanning application submitted in October 2018 (DM/2018/01641) to modify an existing permission for a waste wood gasification plant. In December 2018 the Planning Committee determination of the application was deferred pending further information from the applicant. Expected to return to the Committee in late 2019 or early 2020. (Entry updated 2019-22-11)
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Prevented 20,000 (e.g. old non-metal car parts, medical waste)Unit 4, Symondscliff Way, Severn Bridge Industrial Estate, PortskewettDPS Process Solutions LimitedSTOP (Severnside Together Opposing Pollution).Planning application published in June 2017 and refused by Monmouthshire County Council in April 2018 [DC/2017/00700]. It was advertised to be an experimental plant to treat various waste streams through pyrolysis, starting with Automotive Shredder Residue, starting at 2,600tpa and moving up to 20,000tpa. Technology proposed as a "gasification/pyrolysis/oxidation". Natural Resources Wales said in July 2017 that "From the information submitted in support of this application, it appears that the proposal would be classed as a Small Waste Incineration Plant, regulated and permitted by the Local Authority". It was reported in April 2018 that DPS had gone into administration in March 2018 (Source) (Entry updated 2018-04-13)
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NORTH WALES, WALES
Existing 200,000Parc Adfer, Deeside Industrial Estate, FlintshireNorth Wales Residual Treatment Project (NWRWTP) / WheelabratorBurton Residents’ Association & Mon and Gwynedd FoEPlanning permission for a conventional incinerator granted in May 2015 [Source]. Facility entered commissioning in July 2019 [Source]. Planning application submitted in October 2014 (ref. 052626) for an incinerator intended to burn both MSW and C&I waste. The site was officially "chosen" as the location for incinerator proposals in August 2012 as part of a Welsh Assembly Government scheme [Source]. Environmental permit issued in 2015. It was reported in December 2016 that the facility - to be operated under a Public-Private Partnership involving Flintshire, Isle of Anglesey, Gwynedd, Conwy and Denbighshire councls - recieved 35m GBP GIB investment [Source]. Construction began in January 2017 and was reported as being fully operational in January 2020 [Source, Source]. (Entry updated 2019-18-07)
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POWYS, WALES
Potential 150,000Buttington Quarry Energy Recovery Facility, Buttington Quarry, WelshpoolBroad EnergyButtington Incinerator Impact GroupIncinerator proposed to treat "non-hazardous, non-organic, commercial, construction and demolition waste including plastic film" with a catchment area said to be "covering Mid Wales and Wrexham" (Source). Outline pre-application plans revealed at a public exibition in December 2016 and it it was stated then that a planning application will be submitted to Powys County Council in early 2017 [Source, Source]. Local campaigners told UKWIN in March 2019 that no planning application had been submitted to date but that Broad Energy were expected to make a submission "in the coming months". (Entry updated 2020-10-13)
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SOUTH WALES, WALES
Potential ~80,000Barry Energy Production Facility, David Davies Road, Woodham Road, Barry DockBarry Biomass / AvivaBarry & Vale Friends of the EarthPlanning application states the faciltiy is intended to treat waste wood using Outotec fluidised-bed gasification technology. Revised outline planning application submitted in April 2015 [2015/00031/OUT] and approved in July 2015. On the same site as that which obtained planning permission in July 2010 (ref APP/Z6950/A/09/2114605). Permit no AB3790ZB [See public register] (Entry updated 2020-04-09)
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Potential 180,000Enviroparks Materials Recovery Facility, Hirwaun Industrial Estate, Aberdare, Cynon Valley, Mid GlamorganEnviroparks Ltd (part-owned by Marlborough Developments Limited and Enviroactive Limited) / Biffa / WTI UK LTDValleys For Tourism Not Trash, Enviroparks Action Group and South Wales Without Incineration Network (SWWIN)In July 2020 Enviroparks applied to Rhondda-Cynon-Taf County Borough Council to double the stack height from 45m to 90m [Source, ref: 20/0986/10]. Proposal was for incineration of MSW and C&I waste via pyrolysis followed by plasma gasification [Source], but the 2020 plannig application's Non-Technical Summary refers to gasification rather than plasma gasification and so the precise technology is unclear. Original planning permission approved December 2010. Allocated Round One Contracts for Difference funding in February 2015 [Source]. (Entry updated 2020-10-13)
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Potential 900,000Uskmouth Power Station, West Nash Road, Nash, NewportSIMEC Atlantis EnergyFriends of the Earth Cymru, Campaign for the Protection of Rural Wales, Biofuelwatch and South Wales Without Incineration Network (SWWIN)Conversion of coal-fired power station. Sometimes described as 'biomass', but it was reported in July 2019 that the plant: "will be fuelled with pellets derived from waste. The pellets will contain high levels of plastic waste" [Source]. On the 29th of May 2020 SIMEC announced the commencement of the 28-day Pre-Application Consultation (PAC) for the conversion project which will run throughout June 2020 [Source, Source]. A consultation on the variation of the permit ran from 26th March 2020 until 8th May 2020 (PAN-008534). NRW has stated that once they reached a proposed decision they will launch a 20-day minded-to consultation. (Entry updated 2020-05-29)
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Potential 220,000+Newport Alexandra Dock, NewportUnknown, possibly AvivaContact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.It was reported in January 2020 that Andusia would be the "sole waste supplier" of arouind 220,000tpa of RDF a year to an unspecified incinerator under construction at Alexandra Docks [Source]. The operator is unspecified in the reports, but according to ENDS it is a company behind at least thee biomass plants [Source]. An unsourced statement from WikiWaste links Aviva to the project [Source]. (Entry updated 2020-10-13)
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Prevented 80,000Barry DockBiogen / EnergosSouth Wales Without Incineration Network (SWWIN) and Barry Docks Incinerator Action Group (DIAG)Gasification-type incinerator granted planning permission in September 2009 [2009/00021/FUL]. 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. A Vale of Glamorgan Council Planning Officer stated in February 2014 that: "I can confirm that the application was granted consent on 23 December 2009 and therefore if works have not commenced then this permission has expired. There were a number of conditions imposed on the permission which have not been discharged, however please be aware that the Planning Department are not informed when works commence" [pers comm]. (Entry updated 2015-02-26)
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Prevented 256,000Bowlease Common, Llanwern, Newport (South of the existing Corus Llanwern Steelworks)Veolia / Prosiect Gwyrdd (Project Green)Stop Newport Incinerator Campaign (SNIC), Scam Gwyrdd, South Wales Without Incineration (SWWIN) and Wales Green PartyVeolia 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)
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Prevented 120,000Newport Docks, Monmouthshire Biogen / EnergosSouth 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. No recent news as of January 2016 (Entry updated 2016-01-18)
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Prevented 750,000 Next to the Ffos-y-Fran opencast mine in Cwmbargoed, Merthyr TydfilCovantaResidents 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)
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Prevented ?Solutia UK HQ, Traston / Corporation Road, NewportFCC (Formerly Waste Recycling Group) / Prosiect Gwyrdd (Project Green)Scam Gwyrdd, South Wales Without Incineration Network (SWWIN) and Wales Green PartyOne 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]
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SOUTH WEST WALES, WALES
Existing 166,000Crymlyn Burrows Materials Recovery and Energy Centre, SwanseaNeath Port Talbot Recycling Ltd / Neath Port Talbot Council [See annual report]?The operational status of this plant is unclear. 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 £5m 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 2019-06-06)
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Potential 355,000Margam Green Energy Plant, Land off Longlands Lane (Heol Cae’r Bont), Margam, Port Talbot.Margam Green Energy LimitedSouth 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]. An environmentap permit was issued in November 2014 [Source]. It was stated in January 2016 that "Construction work commenced on site in February 2015" and "we are on schedule for a start of commercial operations during 2017" [Source] (Entry updated 2016-03-15)
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Prevented 128,000Carmarthen Energy Recovery Facility, New Lodge Farm, Pontardulais Road, Cwmgwili, Llanelli (Carmarthen)Clean Power Properties, and possibly Biomass Power Ltd and Bouygues (UK) LTDCarmarthenshire A48 Incinerator Action Group, Wales Green Party, South Wales Without Incineration Network (SWWIN)Proposed pryolysis-type incinerator intended to treat "Mixed Source Waste and Commercial and Industrial (C&I) Waste" [Source]. Planning application validated in February 2014, and refused in February 2016 (ref. S/29559) with reasons for refusal including the Applicant’s failure to show the facility would be R1 Recovery [See planning application, Source, Source]. (Entry updated 2017-12-20)
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SWANSEA, WALES
Potential 21,000Clarion Close, Swansea Enterprise ParkBiffaSwansea Friends of the Earth (Swansea FoE Facebook)In September 2018 (ref 2018/2059/FUL) a planning application was submitted to Swansea Council for a "small scale waste to energy recovery facility including extension to existing building, external plant, associated structures and 25m chimney stack". The planning application was refused by the planing committee in May 2019, and it was reported in November 2019 had appealed the refusal [Source] (Entry updated 2020-01-06)
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Potential 235,000Land Off the B4489 and Bryntwood, FelindreProcurement by Central Wales Waste Partnership and South West Wales Waste ConsortiumSwansea Friends of the EarthReference 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)
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Potential 25,000Unit 10-11, Swansea Enterprise Park, MorristonBiffaContact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.It was reported in March 2018 that Biffa were seeking pre-application advice for an incineration facility (ref 2018/0237/PRE) [Source]. (Entry updated 2018-04-13)
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BIRMINGHAM, WEST MIDLANDS
Potential 105,000Fort Parkway Energy, Fort Industrial Park, off Dunlop Way, Castle BromwichRolton Kilbride / Industrial Property Investment Fund / Legal and GeneralContact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.Planning application submitted in November 2015, and approved in June 2016 subject to an R1 Condition (ref. 2015/09679/PA). Pseudo-gasification plant proposed to treat mixed waste and RDF and use the same technology as at Sinfin in Derby [Source]. According to the Planning Statement, the proposal relies on Contracts for Difference (CfD) funding. Awarded a CfD by BEIS in September 2017 [Source]. In March 2017 Planning Application ref 2017/00256/PA was approved which provides for the incporation of "a vertical gasifier". Some of the planning conditions were discharged in 2018 and 2019, indicating that work on the site had commenced. (Entry updated 2020-09-17)
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Potential >128,000Washwood Heath Energy Recovery Centre, South of Gravelly Industrial Park, Washwood HeathClean Power Properties Ltd (owned and fully funded by Mountgrange Real Estate Opportunity Fund) and Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd, and possibly Biomass Power Ltd and Bouygues (UK) LTDContact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.Planning application submitted in August 2012 for a pyrolysis plant and approved in November 2012 [View application]. In May 2015 an agent for Clean Power withdrew their permit application for the pyrolysis plant, stating "CPP has been approached by a renewable energy company wishing to develop a larger ATT EfW project at CPP’s Washwood Heath site...CPP wishes to pursue this opportunity. The incoming developer will need to submit a permit application for the revised plant, so CPP’s current permit application becomes irrelevant". It is anticipated that this new plant will use the same gasification technology as proposed for Hoddesdon Power Station and will involve Biomass Power Ltd as technology provider and Bouygues (UK) Ltd as operator. (Entry updated 2015-09-03)
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Prevented 50,000Tyseley Urban Resource Centre, 2 Hay Hall Road, TyseleyAdvanced Plasma Power LtdBirmingham FoEPermit surrendered in October 2015 [Source]. 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 had expected the proposal would be constructed by 2014 and operational by 2015 [Source]. (Entry updated 2018-09-13)
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DUDLEY, WEST MIDLANDS
Potential 180,000Bloomfield Road Pyrolysis Plant, Land adjacent to Bloomfield Road, TiptonHigh Energy Fuels LtdContact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.In August 2015 planning permission was granted for a gasification plant to treat up to 100,000tpa of C&I and deomolition wood waste, including compressed paper pellets (Dudley Ref P15/0685). Permit for a pyrolysis scheme on this site granted in March 2020 (ref EPR/CP3836QX/A001). Planning application approved in November 2019 to allow for 180,000tpa of "torrefied solid fuels" waste biomass / RDF to be treated through pyrolysis (Dudley planning ref P19/0720). (Entry updated 2020-05-29)
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Prevented ~100,000Brierley Hill Street Terminal, off Moor Street, Brierley HillClean Power Properties Ltd (owned and fully funded by Mountgrange Real Estate Opportunity Fund) and Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd, and possibly Biomass Power Ltd and Bouygues (UK) LTDSay No tO the Waste-site (SNOW*)As of January 2016 no waste can be brought onto the site and all existing RDF must be removed [Source]. Was a proposed pyrolysis-type incinerator (6MW Advanced Combustion Technology Facility). Planning application submitted in August 2014 was withdrawn in December 2014 following the Officer recommending refusal in line with the Environment Agency objection to the proposal [See planning ref P14/1265]. The appeal lodged in February 2014 (PINS ref 2211630) against the previous refusal by the planning committee in August 2013 was withdrawn in May 2014 and Clean Power Properties were required to pay costs to the local anti-incineration campaign group [Source]. Permit application was withdrawn in November 2014. (Entry updated 2016-01-20)
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SANDWELL, WEST MIDLANDS
Potential 400,000 (MSW, C&I and RDF)Kelvin Energy ERF, Land at Giffords Recycling, Kelvin Way, West BromwichWheelabrator / Verus Energy Oak LimitedContact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.Planning permission for a 250ktpa energy plant was granted in February 2011 (DC/10/52454) and the height was increased in March 2014 (DC/14/56920). Planning application for a 400ktpa scheme submitted in October 2017 (ref DC/17/61177) and allowed on appeal in September 2019 (details of the appeal on the Sandwell Council entry for application DC/17/61177; appeal ref: 3216591). Permit application for the 400tkpa scheme was submitted in July 2018 and re-advertised in October 2018 (EPR/DP3038JC/A001). The Environment Agency issued a permit in July 2019 [EPR/DP3038JC]. In April 2020 it was reported that consturction was to begin in early 2021 and that 'Low Carbon' would an investor in the scheme which was expected to reach close by end of 2020. [Source] (Entry updated 2020-05-29)
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SHROPSHIRE, WEST MIDLANDS
Existing 102,000Battlefield Enterprise Park, ShrewsburyVeoliaSafe Waste Shropshire
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STAFFORDSHIRE, WEST MIDLANDS
Existing 340,000Staffordshire ERF, The Dell, Enterprise Drive, Four Ashes near CannockVeoliaStaffordshire 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 2019-06-06)
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Prevented 400,000Kingswood Lakeside Business Park, Cannock, StaffordshireBiffaGroup currently being formed. Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this developmentPlanning 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)
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STOKE ON TRENT, WEST MIDLANDS
Existing 210,000Stoke Energy from Waste Facility / "Hanford", Campbell Road, Sideway, Stoke-on-TrentMES Environmental Limited [See annual report]Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.Stoke-on-Trent City Council faced the prospect of a £645,000 fine resulting from a failure to meet minimum contracted waste tonnage levels at their local incinerator [Source]. (Entry updated 2019-06-06)
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TELFORD AND WREKIN, WEST MIDLANDS
Prevented 62,000Granville Landfill Site, Grange Lane, Redhill, TelfordSuez Environment (formerly SITA) with Cyclerval UK (TIRU) Telford Protest Against Incinerator Now (TelfordPAIN) and Telford Friends of the Earth and Safe Waste ShropshirePlanning 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)
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WALSALL, WEST MIDLANDS
Potential 300,000The WandE, Land off Fryers RoadBH EnergyGapContact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.The project started as a proposal for a 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]. Allocated Round One Contracts for Difference funding in February 2015 [Source]. The planning permission was varied in November 2015 and this included an increases stack height (15/1157). Planning application 19/1172 was registered by submitted to Walsall Council in September 2019 and on the 28th of May 2020 the Planning Committee voted in favour of planning consent [Source]. In June 2020 an application was made to vary the permit to change the technology to conventional incineration and to increase the maximum capacity to around 478,300 tonnes per annum [EPR/AP3832WS/V002]. (Entry updated 2020-08-07)
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WARWICKSHIRE, WEST MIDLANDS
Existing 103,000 (RDF)Baddesley Energy from Waste Facility / "Baddesley WTE", Off Merevale Lane, Baxterly, AtherstoneEquitix EEEF WTE (Baddesley) Limited,Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.Under construction since early 2018. Proposed RDF incinerator intended to "employ stepped moving grate technology" for waste combustion [Source]. Planning permission granted on appeal for a biomass scheme in February 2010 (PINS Ref 2104317) and subsequently varied several times, including in October 2017 (ref NWB/17CM016). It appears that the plant is now intended to treat RDF with "refuse derived fuel containing at least 50% from biomass sources including wood products, paper, chipped waste timber, cardboard and compost oversize" [Source]. Permit application went out for consultaitoin in October 2018 (EPR/XP3730QZ/A001) which states that the feedstock will be RDF that "will (on a reasonable endeavours basis) contain at least 50% biomass". Permit issued in September 2019 (EPR/XP3730QZ/A001). (Entry updated 2019-11-22)
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Potential Maybe circa 150,000Faraday Avenue, Hams Hall, North WarwickshireRolton Kilbride and unspecified site ownersContact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.Gasification planning application submitted June 2016 and granted in February 2017 with a Design Stage R1 Condition (ref. NWB/16CM011). As of 9th April 2018 no permit application has been applied for. (Entry updated 2018-04-13)
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WEST MIDLANDS MET DISTRICTS, WEST MIDLANDS
Existing 105,000Dudley Energy from Waste Facility, Lister Road, DudleyMES Environmental Limited [See annual report]Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.(Entry updated 2019-06-06)
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Existing 400,000Tyseley Energy from Waste Facility, James Road, Tyesley, BirminghamTyseley Waste Disposal Ltd / Veolia [See annual report]Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.In March 2020 Veolia applied for a permit variation (ref EPR/WP3239SJ/V009) to allow for the facility to incinerate hazdous clinical waste on the two non-hazardous incineration lines. (Entry updated 2020-05-29)
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Existing 118,000Wolverhampton Energy from Waste Plant, Crown Street, WolverhamptonMES Environmental Limited [See annual report]Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.(Entry updated 2019-06-06)
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Existing 315,000Bar Road, CoventryThe Coventry & Solihull Waste Disposal Company Ltd [See annual report]Coalition for Recycling and Against Coventry Incinerator (CRACIN)Expected to reach end of life by around 2021. It is espected that the facility will be reburished rather than decommissioned.y updated 2019-06-06)
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Prevented 305,000Coventry (site of existing incinerator)Viridor or possibly VeoliaCoventry 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)
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WORCESTERSHIRE, WEST MIDLANDS
Existing 200,000Hartlebury Trading Estate, Hartlebury, Kidderminster (near Stourport-on-Severn)Mercia EnviRecover (part of FCC and Urbaser) / Mercia Waste Management (MWM) LtdWorcestershire residents Against Incineration and Landfill (WAIL) and Herefordshire & Worcestershire Action Group (HWAG)It was reported in March 2017 that the plant was "fully operational" [Source]. The application was called in by the Secretary of State in May 2011 and granted planning permission in July 2012 [See decision notice]. Permit XP3935TX issued in April 2011. (Entry updated 2019-06-06)
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Potential 75,000Energy Park, Next to Liberty Aluminium, Stourport Road, KidderminsterPower Generation East Midlands / Bio Global IndustriesNot Another Incinerator!Incinerator announced in May 2020 to treat commercial and industrial waste. Planning appication submitted to Worcestershire County Council in August 2020 (20/000034/CM). (Entry updated 2020-06-16)
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Potential UnknownHanley Swan Waste Incinerator, Hangmans Lane, Hanley CastleMr. Peter StylesContact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.Incinerator built in 1970s and shut down in 1995. Certificate of lawful use issued in on appeal in October 2016 (appeal ref APP/E1855/X/16/3147848). The site may be developed for housing rather than re-opening or replacing the disused incinerator. It was stated by a representative of Mr Styles in October 2016 that: "Mr Styles is in conversation with a couple of parties who are interested in reopening as some sort of incinerator" [Source]. If the site were to be brought back into use as an incinerator then the operator would need to apply for a new environmental permit. (Entry updated 2016-11-08)
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Potential ?Site of Haylers End Waste Incinerator, Hanley Swan, Malvern HillsMr. Peter Styles Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this developmentIt was reported in June 2015 that Mr. Styles said that: "We have been approached by a party wishing to take the site on as a waste-to-energy site", and that "Mr Styles has applied to Malvern Hills District Council for a certificate of lawfulness to continue using the incinerator" and that "The incinerator was built in the early 1970s...[and] closed in the 1990s..." [Source]. (Entry updated 2015-07-07)
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CALDERDALE, YORKSHIRE & THE HUMBER
Potential 10,000Belmont Industrial Estate, Rochdale Road, Triangle, Sowerby BridgeCalder Valley Skip HireContact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.Application made in August 2015 (15/01072/WAM and 16/00297/WVARS) for a Small Waste Incineration Plant (SWIP) to burn waste sent to the Rochdale Road MRF (commercial and municipal waste arisings in the Calder Valley region). The application was withdrawn in September 2016, with a stated intention to resubmit a revised proposal "in the near future". A different application was submitted in January 2017 for a similar facility at the Calder Valley Skip Hire site (ref 17/00113/WAM) and this was unanimously refused by the Planning Committee on the 19th of December 2017. The proposal refused permission in December 2017 was subsequently appealed in July 2018 with the inquiry began in April 2019 (PINS ref 3205776). A proposal to vary Planning Permission 04/02712 "to allow use of heat and energy recovery plant" was also refused and is being appealed (PINS ref 3205783) and is linked to the lead appeal 3205776. Inquiry hearings closed in November 2019 and planning permission was granted subject to conditions in February 2020. (Entry updated 2020-02-19)
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DONCASTER, YORKSHIRE & THE HUMBER
Potential 350,000Land Off Sandall Stones Road, Kirk SandallBH EnergyGap (Doncaster) LtdContact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.Planning application submitted to Doncaster Council in August 2020 for a conventional incinerator to treat C&I and/or municipal waste (ref 19/00954/CPL). In July 2009 (ref 09/00246/TIPA) planning permission was issued for a "Proposed energy recovery facility involving gasification of (household and commercial) waste". A different gasification proposal on the site was approved in May 2018 (17/00923/TIPA), but in May 2019 the Council refused to issue a certificate of lawfulness to operate the site with conventional incineration technology (19/00954/CPL). (Entry updated 2020-08-12)
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EAST RIDING OF YORKSHIRE, YORKSHIRE & THE HUMBER
Potential 250,000 (RDF)Land South West Of Melton Waste Park, Melton, North FerribySolar 21 Renewable Energy LimitedNorth Ferriby Parish CouncilA planning application received in March 2018 (18/00703/CM) for an increase in the capacity associated with 11/05606/STPLF which was granted permission in November 2011. A decision was made in July 2018 to approve the planning application subject to finalising s106 agreement. The decsion notice granting consent was issued in February 2019. (Entry updated 2019-03-13)
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Potential 320,000 (RDF)Newfields Industrial Estate near Hull docksNRG HullContact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.In October 2020 NRG Hull had applied to East Riding of Yorkshire Council to build an incinerator to treat "low-grade refuse-derived fuel" [Source, Source, Planning reference 20/03081/CM]. (Entry updated 2020-10-13)
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HULL, YORKSHIRE & THE HUMBER
Existing 250,000Cleveland Street (former ADM Cocoa Plant) Dalton Street (Council Waste Depot Site) connecting to a strip of land alongside The River HullC Spencer Ltd / Energy Works (including Bioenergy Infrastructure Group, Noy Fund, John Hancock Natural Resources)FoE Hull and EYE / CATsGranted 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 November 2015 that financial close had been reached and that construction would begin in January 2016 with the facility to be operational by 2018 [Source]. Spencer failed to win the Hull & East Riding PFI contract [Source]. Allocated Round One Contracts for Difference funding in February 2015 [Source]. Environmental permit granted in January 2016 [EPR/NP3837NV]. It was reported that hot commissioning began in April 2018 [Source]. (Entry updated 2018-06-07)
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Potential 86,000Hull Energy Production Facility, King George DockFormerly Sunrise Renewables, now Biomass UK No1 LLP / Aviva Investors REaLM Infrastructure Limited PartnertshipBiofuelwatch. Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.Gasification plant originally proposed to treat only waste wood but granted planning permission in December 2016 to treat RDF as well subject to a Design Stage R1 planning condition (ref. 16/01366/FULL). In October 2016 the Environment Agency wrote to Kingston Upon Hull City Council clarify that "a permit variation would need to be applied for, and granted, in order for the applicant to undertake the gasification of fuels other than wood". Environmental Permit issued in May 2017 to burn waste wood only (not RDF) [EPR/DP3932RS]. (Entry updated 2017-06-19)
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Prevented 240,000SaltendFCC (Formerly Waste Recycling Group)FoE HullPlans for WRG’s proposed incinerator at Saltend were scrapped in January 2011. [Source]. (Entry updated 2011-07-01)
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NORTH EAST LINCOLNSHIRE, YORKSHIRE & THE HUMBER
Potential 53,600 (RDF)Grimsby Renewable Power Facility, Moody LaneRoyal DahlmanContact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this developmentGasification-type incinerator that would be a demonstrator plant for experimental MILENA technology received planning permission in May 2014 (DM/0099/14/FUL) and an environmental permit in December 2014 (DM/0099/14/FUL) . It is stated in the Environmental Statement that: "The vast majority of feedstock will be pre-processed refuse derived fuel (RDF) which is derived from processing of commercial and industrial (skip) wastes at Melton". (Entry updated 2015-06-11)
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Potential 560,000 (RDF)North Beck Energy Centre / "Centre from Refuse Derived Fuel", Queens Rd, ImminghamNorth Beck EnergyContact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.Planning application for a 30-year incinerator to take municipal and commercial waste in the form or RDF submitted in January 2018 for land owned by Able UK Ltd [Source]. It was reported in October 2018 that a decision notice had been issued granting planning consent [Source]. It appears to be a conventional waste incinerator. In November 2018 a consultation was announced for an environmental pemit (EA ref EPR/BP3739QT/A001). (Entry updated 2019-03-13)
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Potential 753,500 (RDF)South Humber Bank Energy Centre, South Humber Bank Power Station, South Marsh Road, Stallingborough, GrimsbyEP UK Investments (EPUKI)Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.The scheme was announced in August 2018, with stated intention for a planning application to submitted by the end of 2018 [Source, Source]. Planning permission was granted for the facility to operate up to 49.9MWe in April 2019 [Source]. According to the National Infrastructure Planning website the application for operation above 50MWe was submitted in April 2020 and approved for examination in May 2020 with registration for objectors closing on the 16th of July 2020 [See NIP page for the project]. According to the Scoping Opinion: "The design capacity is 616,500 tonnes of RDF per annum rising to a maximum of 753,500 tonnes, depending on the net calorific value of the RDF" [Source]. It appears that the proposal intends to use conventional incineration to treat Refuse Derived Fuels. An environmental permit variation was granted in May 2020 to take effect from July 2020 (ref EPR/MP3235LY/V009). (Entry updated 2020-05-29)
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NORTH LINCOLNSHIRE, YORKSHIRE & THE HUMBER
Existing 56,000Newlincs Grimsby Incinerator, South Marsh Road, Stallingborough, GrimsbyCyclerval UK & TIRU Group / Newlincs Development Ltd [See annual report]Lincolnshire Anti-Incineration Alliance (LAIA)(Entry updated 2019-06-06)
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Potential 650,000 (RDF)North Lincolnshire Green Energy Park, Flixborough Wharf, Flixborough Industrial EstateNorth Lincolnshire Green Energy Park Limited / Solar 21Residents Against Trent Incinerators.Plans for the incinerator were announced in May 2020 when it was stated that: "The project is classified as a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project [NSIP] due to the amount of energy the facility will generate" [Sourrce]. According to the NSIP website the application is currently in the pre-application stage and is not expected to be submitted to the Planning Inspectorage before July 2021 [NSIP entry]. (Entry updated 2020-08-07)
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Prevented 80,000Melton Ross Quarries, BarnetbyNorth Lincs Green Energy (consortium of Singleton-Birch and Biffa)Group currently being formed. Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this developmentPlanning permission granted November 2008 but North Lincs Green Energy failed to win a contract to handle North Lincolnshire’s ’residual’ waste [Source]. Listed as abandoned in BEIS database entry from July 2015 [Source]. (Entry updated 2017-01-18)
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NORTH YORKSHIRE, YORKSHIRE & THE HUMBER
Existing 320,000Allerton Waste Recovery Park, Allerton Park Quarry, KnaresboroughAmey-Cespa (subsidiary of Ferrovial)Tockwith Residents Association, NYWAG and York Residents Against Incineration Construction began in March 2015 [Source, Source, Source]. It was stated in January 2018 that construction had been completed and that technical testing would take place over the next few months [Source]. Approved by planning committee 30th October 2012 [Source]. Part of PFI contract awarded in December 2010, but lost PFI funding in February 2013 [Source]. In September 2014 North Yorkshire County Council approved alternative funding arrangements - "UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) put £33 million into the project, and other backing came from Aberdeen UK Infrastructure Partners and Equitix" [Source, Source] and £150m from the European Investment Bank [Source]. (Entry updated 2019-06-06)
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Potential 350,000Southmoor Energy Centre, Kellingley Colliery, Weeland Road (near Knottingley)Peel Environmental / Harworth Estates (HEPGL) / Southmoor Energy Centre LimitedContact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.Planning application for an incinerator submitted in May 2013 (planning application NY/2013/0128/ENV), and planning consent was issued February 2016. Peel stated in 2013: "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]. Peel announced in March 2019 that "Plans...are progressing, with the company expecting to be on site in Autumn 2019" and stated that: "Peel Environmental is proposing to make some changes to the existing planning permission, one of which is to increase the fuel for the facility from 280,000 tonnes to 350,000 tonnes per year" and that "A Section 73 planning application to amend the plans has been submitted to NYCC [North Yorkshire County Council] and is expected to be considered in Summer 2019" [Source]. Environmental Permit issued in October 2019 (EPR/FP3437QL/A001). A proposal to vary the planning consent (NY/2019/0005/73) was registered in January 2019. Was due to be considered at a planning committee meeting in November 2019, but consideration was deferred until December due to concerns raised by UKWIN following the Officer's Report. (Entry updated 2019-11-22)
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Potential 200,000Former Arbre Biomass Renewable Energy Facility, EggboroughDRENL LtdContact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.Planning application received in September 2014 (ref. NY/2014/0292/ENV) and approved in May 2015 for a gasification-type incinerator intended to burn "biogenic material" segregated from C&I and MSW. In February 2018 it was reported that the facility was closed after failing to secure "capacity market auction" [Souce]. (Entry updated 2018-02-19)
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Potential 132,000 (RDF)Kingspan Insulation Ltd, Enterprise Way, Sherburn In Elmet, SelbyKingspanSherburn-in-Elmet Parish Council. Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.Application made in December 2016 for RDF gasification plant (ref 2016/1456/EIA) using a feedstock "sourced from recycling centres from outside of the Sherburn Industrial Estate". Planning Permission granted in October 2016 . (Entry updated 2017-09-14)
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Prevented 12,000-25,000Seamer Carr Landfill Site, Nr. ScarboroughScarborough Power Limited (Yorwaste, GEM and BB Newco)NYWAG RDF-burning flash pyrolysis system 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, Source, Source]. Scarborough Power has experienced cashflow problems and plans to expand the facility are currently were dropped, presumably as the facility did not seem to be commercially viable [Source]. (Entry updated 2015-02-26)
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Prevented 60,000Unit 86 Marston Moor Business Park, TockwithBCB Environmental Management Ltd.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)
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REDCAR AND CLEVELAND, YORKSHIRE & THE HUMBER
Potential 350,000 (RDF)Site of Redcar Bulk Terminal, RedcarPMAC EnergyContact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this developmentProject announced in July 2018, with the company claiming that subjcect to approvals the plant could be operational by 2021 [Source]. (Entry updated 2019-03-13)
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ROTHERHAM, YORKSHIRE & THE HUMBER
Potential 215,000 (RDF)Land at former Templeborough Steel Works, Sheffield Road, TempleboroughRolton Kilbride / Cracknore InvestmentContact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.ACT facility for RDF. Planning permission granted by Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council in October 2016 (RB2016/0891). The applicant has stated that the facility would have the capacity to process feedstock including commercial and industrial waste, with an element of construction and demolotion and potentially municipal solid waste. It was anticipated that the feedstock would comprise waste from across the Rotheram and Sheffield area. It was reported that a Scoping Request was submitted in April 2016 (Source, Source). Not to be confused with the Templeborough Biomass Power Plant. (Entry updated 2019-03-13)
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SOUTH YORKSHIRE, YORKSHIRE & THE HUMBER
Existing 245,000Sheffield Energy Recovery Facility, Bernard Road, SheffieldVeolia ES Sheffield Limited [See annual report]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]. The BEIS 2020 Q1 Heat Networks Pipeline Report associates this incinerator with both an existing and an expansion of the Sheffield District Heating Network [Source]. (Entry updated 2020-07-08)
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Prevented 400,000Land near East Lane, Stainforth, Hatfield, DoncasterDoncaster Energy from Waste (DEW) Project including AvVail Limited and Waystone Limited (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)
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Prevented 200,000Manvers, Wath upon Dearne, Barnsley (in partnership with Doncaster and Rotherham)Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham (BDR) Waste Partnership (Dearne Valley Waste Partnership)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)
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WEST YORKSHIRE, YORKSHIRE & THE HUMBER
Existing 150,000Kirklees Energy from Waste Facility, Vine Street, Huddersfield, KirkleesSITA (Kirklees) Limited (Suez Environment) [See annual report]Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.The BEIS 2020 Q1 Heat Networks Pipeline Report associates this incinerator with a proposed heat network [Source]. (Entry updated 2020-07-08)
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Existing 200,000Recycling and Energy Recovery Facility (RERF), Former wholesale market on Pontefract Lane in Cross Green, LeedsVeoliaFoE Leeds / No Incinerator, Leeds / No2incineratorOperations began in April 2016 [Source]. Planning permission granted February 2013 [Source, See planning application]. Leeds signed a Waste PFI with Veolia in November 2012 [Source]. The BEIS 2020 Q1 Heat Networks Pipeline Report associates this incinerator with a district heat network [Source]. (Entry updated 2020-07-08)
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Existing 675,000Ferrybridge Multifuel Facility 1 (FM1), near Ferrybridge C power station, KnottingleyMultifuel Energy Ltd (comprising SSE and Wheelabrator)Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.FM1 is intended to treat a variety of waste-derived fuel. The facility was granted planning permission in October 2011 and received its first delivery in March 2015, and in July 2015 "entered full commercial operation" [Source, Source, Source]. There are contracts in place to send LACW-derived RDF from Hull [Source]; Derby (15,000 tpa of RDF); Wakefield [Source]; Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham [Source]; Cheshire West and Chester [Source, Source], Wigan [Source] and Bradford (150ktpa of waste) [Source]. Not to be confused with FM2, which is being proposed next to FM1. (Entry updated 2019-06-06)
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Existing 675,000Ferrybridge Multifuel Facility 2 (FM2), near Ferrybridge C power station, KnottingleyMultifuel Energy Ltd (comprising SSE and Wheelabrator)Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.In January 2017 it was reported that construction was underway, with the facility expected to open in 2019 [Source]. FM2 was granted planing permission under a Development Consent Order to treat waste-derived fuels in October 2015 (see Planning Portal entry). An environmental permit was issued in November 2015 (EPR/YP3332WV) and varied in August 2018 to allow for IBA processing (EPR/XP3833DK). In July 2016 it was announced that Hitachi Zosen Inova was awarded construction contract, with facility scheduled to go online in 2019 and noted that arrangements for feedstock supply to FM2 had yet to be signed [Source]. Not to be confused with the neighbouring existing FM1 plant. Environmental permit granted in December 2015 (EPR/YP3332WV/A001). Reported in June 2017 that a 20-year contract has been agreed to take 50tkpa of RDF from Derby City Council and the Barsnley, Donacaster and Rotheram Waste Partnership [Source]. Green Investment Group pledged investment in the scheme in September 2017 [Source]. In September 2019 it was reported that hot commissioning was about to begin [Source].(Entry updated 2019-11-22)
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Potential 160,000Former Solaglas Site, Ripley Road, BradfordBioGen Power / Bradford Energy Recovery Limited / EnergosContact 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. Future uncertain as Energos entered administration in July 2016 [Source]. (Entry updated 2016-08-10)
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Potential 90,000 RDFLand East Of Former Gas Works, Airedale Road, KeighleyHalton Group / JO Steel / Endless EnergyAire Valley Against Incineration (Facebook group, Website)Moving grate incinerator intended to burn RDF was granted planning permission in April 2014 (ref. 13/04217/FUL). The applicant did not appeal an August 2015 refusal to alter the planning consent (15/01381/FUL), but in November/December 2015 continued towards implementing the original planning consent by applying for non-material amendments and to discharge planning conditions (13/04217/NMA02 & 13/04217/SUB01) [Source]. These amendments/dischargements were subsequently approved [Source]. In August 2016 a new application was submitted for the plants anf these this was approved in February 2017 (Ref 16/06857/FUL). Environmental permit application submitted in October 2018 (EPR/ZP3537AT). In June 2020 the Environment Agency issued a draft permit for consultation with a deadline of 16th July 2020 for representations [Source]. (Entry updated 2020-06-16)
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Potential 410,000Skelton Grange, LeedsMultifuel Energy Ltd (a 50:50 joint venture between Wheelabrator and SSE) FoE Leeds / NIL: No Incinerator, LeedsPlanning permission granted to Biffa in February 2013 for a 300,000tpa conventional incinerator for C&I and possibly MSW [Source, Source, Source]. In May 2019 it was reported that Wheelabrator had secured the right to buy the site from the Harworth Group and that the intention was to increase capacity to 410,000tpa [Source, Source]. Planning reference for Biffa's 300ktpa plant is 11/03705 [See planning application]. Consultation on Environmental Permit application commenced in October 2019 [EPR/UP3904PA/A001]. In April 2020 it was reported that construction is due to commence in 2021 [Source]. In October 2020 it was reported that Wheelabrator Technologies had applied for an Environmental Permit [Source, Ref EPR/UP3904PA/A001]. (Entry updated 2020-10-13)
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Prevented 193,000Bowling Back Lane, BradfordPennine ResourcesRecovery, a consortium of Aecom (formerly Earth Tech), Skanska and FCC (formerly WRG)Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.A decision was taken by Bradford and Calderdale Councils to terminate the project in December 2013 following the withdrawal of PFI funding in February 2013 [Source]. In November 2015, Bradford went out to tender for a 12-15 year 130ktpa residual waste treatment contract targeted at existing and near-complete merchant capacity [Source] . Granted planning consent in November 2012 [See planning application]. Earth Tech Skanska were named preferred bidder in December 2011 and intend to use the council-owned site [Source]. (Entry updated 2015-11-16)
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Prevented 128,000Bridgewater Road, Cross Green, Hunslet East, Hunslet, LeedsClean Power Properties Ltd (owned and fully funded by Mountgrange Real Estate Opportunity Fund) and Network Rail Infrastructure LtdContact 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. The applicant appealed in October 2014, but days before evidence was due to be submitted, Clean Power Properties withdrew their appeal (ref: APP/N4720/A/14/2226071) [Source, Source]. Application ref: 13/02190/FU. The environmental permit application for this proposal, alongisde 5 others, was withdrawn in November 2014. (Entry updated 2015-06-10)
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Prevented 100,000 - 128,000Near Wheldon Road, Wheldon, CastlefordClean Power Properties Ltd (owned and fully funded by Mountgrange Real Estate Opportunity Fund) and Network Rail Infrastructure LtdCastleford 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. Planning application for ammended scheme refused in June 2014 [Source] - The applicant did not appeal the refusal, but has not ruled out any intention to re-submit their application in the future. An application was submitted to Wakefield Council in September 2012 (12/01966/FUL) that was withdrawn in January 2013. A permit was applied for in June 2014 [Source]. Permit application for the pryolysis plant was withdrawn in November 2014, and it is anticipated that if it proceeds this new plant will use the same gasification technology as proposed for Corby, meaning planning permission may need to be varied, however as of January 2020 there are no reports of this project moving forwards. (Entry updated 2020-01-29)
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YORK, YORKSHIRE & THE HUMBER
Prevented 140,000Former North Selby Mine complex, Deighton (between Escrick and Wheldrake)Peel (in partnership with UK COAL)North Selby Mine Action GroupSite 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)
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UKWIN (and therefore the UKWIN map) focuses on Municipal Waste Incinerators, whereas our colleagues at Biofuelwatch focus on biomass projects. If you are interested in waste wood or dedicated biomass incinerators then please see the Biofuelwatch map of UK Biomass Power Stations.

Please be aware: There is always room for improvement, so please send updates to coordinator@ukwin.org.uk. Existing Incinerator means a facility that is operational or under construction/commissioning. A Potential Incinerator is a facility where there is a proposal for an incinerator (e.g. planning application or planning consent) or other reason to believe an incinerator might be built/proposed in the future. A Prevented Incinerator is something which used to be a proposal or expected incinerator which we do not believe is currently being progressed (e.g. because the project was cancelled, planning permission refused, or years have gone by since the permission was granted without any progress) - in some cases a facility marked as prevented is being progressed without us being aware or is subsequently revived. Capacity is usually the permitted or maximum advertised capacity of the facility.