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Information for Darwen Energy Recovery Centre, Lower Eccleshill Road, Darwen

Status: Potential
Planning Region: North West
Planning Sub-Region: Blackburn with Darwen
Operator: Suez
Capacity: 500,000
Campaign Group(s): Contact to be put in touch with those opposing this development.
Notes: In August 2019 it was reported that planning permission had been granted 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 wase from across Lancashire and that there would be public events running until March 2019 [Source, Source]. Due to be considered by the Planning Committee in August 2019 (ref) 10/19/0495). The plant is proposed to use conventional incineration technology. (Entry updated 2019-11-22)