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Information for Medworth Energy from Waste Combined Heat and Power Facility, Land on the Algores Way Industrial Estate to the west of Algores Way in Wisbech, Fenland, Cambridgeshire

Status: Potential
Planning Region: East of England
Planning Sub-Region: Cambridgeshire
Operator: MVV Environment Ltd
Capacity: 625,000
Campaign Group(s): Wisbech Without Incineration (WisWIN) / No Incinerator in Wisbech
Notes: In December 2019 it was reported that MVV Environment Ltd submitted a scoping report and launched a website and that a formal planning application is not expected until the end of 2020 [Source]. However, it was reported in July 2020 that: "...owing to the pandemic, this has been put on hold for a year, with the application now expected to be submitted by the fourth quarter of 2021" [Source]. According to the NSIP Scoping Report the facility could take "commercial, industrial and residual local authority waste" [Source, see NSIP Page]. On 21st July 2020 Cambridgeshire County Council passed a motion to "...use all legal powers and avenues available to us to oppose any plans to build any incinerators in Wisbech" [Source]. (Entry updated 2020-08-12)

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.