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Information for Severn Road ReSource Recovery Centre, Severn Road, Avonmouth, Bristol

Status: Existing
Planning Region: South West
Planning Sub-Region: Bristol
Operator: Viridor
Capacity: 350,000
Campaign Group(s): Bristol Against Mass Burn Incineration (BAMBI)
Notes: Under construction since 2017. Incinerator supposedly intended to accept waste from "local businesses and local authorities". Turned down by Bristol City Council but approved on appeal in April 2011. Viridor had expected to begin construction in early 2012 [Source], but the plans were put on hold until Somerset Waste Partnership announced in November 2016 that they would provide up to 35% of the feedstock for the plant which was reportedly scheduled to begin operation in 2020 [Source]. Permit GP3834HY issued in September 2011. (Entry updated 2019-06-06)

Waste management for England 2018: Non-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

PermitOperator NameSite NameSite AddressFormer Planning RegionFormer Planning Sub-RegionEA AreaTypePermitted Capacity (tonnes)Comment
GP3834HYViridor Waste Management LtdSevern Road Resource Recovery CentreSevern Road Resource Recovery Centre ,Severn Road,,Chittening,BRISTOL,Avon BS11 0YUSouth WestWest of England UnitariesWessexMunicipal and/or Industrial & Commercial350,000Construction started in 2017. Expect completion 2020.

Entry on WikiWaste:

https://wikiwaste.org.uk/index.php?title=Avonmouth_RRC

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 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.