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Information for Washwood Heath Energy Recovery Centre, South of Gravelly Industrial Park, Washwood Heath

Status: Potential
Planning Region: West Midlands
Planning Sub-Region: Birmingham
Operator: Clean 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) LTD
Capacity: >128,000
Campaign Group(s): Contact to be put in touch with those opposing this development.
Notes: 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)