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Information for Lakeside Energy from Waste Incinerator, Colnbrook, Slough

Status: Existing
Planning Region: South East
Planning Sub-Region: Berkshire
Operator: Lakeside Energy From Waste Limited (S Grundon Waste and Viridor)
Capacity: 450,000
Campaign Group(s): Slough’s Anti-Incinerator Network (SAIN) and The Air That We Breathe Group (TATWBG)
Notes: 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 " 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)

Plume Plotter entry for Lakeside

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Initial applications received for R1 status: 17 June 2019 (Environment Agency)

Uses data from released by the Environment Agency under the Open Government License

PermitOperatorInstallation nameInstallation addressPermit statusWaste input (000s tonnes per annum)Incinerator typeCalculated R1 valueApplication R1 status grantedSource of data used in R1 calculationsDate R1 application status granted
BT7116IWLakeside Energy From Waste Limited Lakeside EfW FacilityLakeside Energy from Waste Facility, Lakeside Road, Slough, Berkshire, SL3 0EG,Permit issued453Municipal waste0.68YesOperational12/9/2015

Waste management for England 2018: Operational (Environment Agency)

Uses data from Waste Data Interrogator 2018 - 2018 Waste Summary Tables for England - Version 2 released by the Environment Agency under the Open Government License

PermitDate PermittedOperator NameSite NameSite AddressFormer Planning RegionFormer Planning Sub-RegionEA AreaTypePermitted Capacity (tonnage)Tonnage Incinerated in 2006Tonnage Incinerated in 2007Tonnage Incinerated in 2008Tonnage Incinerated in 2009Tonnage Incinerated in 2010Tonnage Incinerated in 2011Tonnage Incinerated in 2012Tonnage Incinerated in 2013Tonnage Incinerated in 2014Tonnage Incinerated in 2015Tonnage Incinerated in 2016Tonnage Incinerated in 2017Tonnage Incinerated in 2018Comment
BT7116IW21/06/2004Lakeside Energy From Waste Limited SloughLAKESIDE ROAD, COLNBROOK,SLOUGH,SLOUGH, SL3 0EGSouth EastBerkshireHertfordshire and North LondonMunicipal and/or Industrial & Commercial400,000---75,000383,715423,807436,663433,209453,552432,138435844 455692 431,278

Environment Agency 2018 Pollution Inventory: Substances

Uses data from the Pollution Inventory 2018 released by the Environment Agency under a special license

BT7116IWHertfordshire and North LondonAirNitrogen oxides (NO and NO2) as NO2100000326,849.00EfWEfW
BT7116IWHertfordshire and North LondonAirArsenic19.95EfWEfW
BT7116IWHertfordshire and North LondonAirCadmium11.42EfWEfW
BT7116IWHertfordshire and North LondonAirMercury17.87EfWEfW
BT7116IWHertfordshire and North LondonAirDioxins and furans (PCDDs/PCDFs) - as ITEQ0.000010.00EfWEfW
BT7116IWHertfordshire and North LondonAirDioxins and furans (PCDDs/PCDFs) - as WHO TEQ0.000010EfWEfW
BT7116IWHertfordshire and North LondonAirCarbon dioxide10000000316,981,000.00EfWEfW

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