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Information for Slough Energy from Waste Facility / "Lakeside Energy from Waste (Replacement)", Colnbrook, Slough

Status: Prevented
Planning Region: South East
Planning Sub-Region: Berkshire
Operator: S Grundon Waste and Viridor
Capacity: 440,000
Campaign Group(s): Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.
Notes: In August 2020 it was reported that the application had been withdrawn due to successful legal action against the third runway [Source] - note: legal decision is subject to appeal.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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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.