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Information for Twinwoods Business Park, Thurleigh Road, Milton Ernest

Status: Prevented
Planning Region: East of England
Planning Sub-Region: Bedfordshire
Operator: Biogen / Energos
Capacity: 120,000
Campaign Group(s): Twinwoods Action Group
Notes: Appeal dismissed and planning permission refused by the Secretary of State in February 2012 [Source]. Biogen were proposing an Energos gasification-type incinerator. Planning permission refused twice by the local authority, but the applicant appealed the first refusal. According to the applicant the facility would have been for "commercial and industrial, construction and demolition and potentially municipal waste". Not to be confused with the Twinwoods biomass facility that would treat 40ktpa of waste wood [Source]. (Entry updated 2014-09-11)

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 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.