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Information for Peterborough CC EFW Plant, Fourth Drove, Fengate, Peterborough

Status: Existing
Planning Region: East of England
Planning Sub-Region: Cambridgeshire
Operator: Viridor / Peterborough City Council
Capacity: 85,000
Campaign Group(s): Peterborough Friends of the Earth
Notes: Officially began operations in January 2016. Planning permission for a conventional 65,000 tpa incinerator approved in November 2009 [Source]. Planning application to increase capacity to 85,000 tonnes submitted in September 2012 [Source]. Viridor were named the preferred bidder to operate the facility in August 2012 [Source, source]. Permit BP3836GR issued in October 2010 which was replaced by Permit NP3638ZS in December 2016. Not to be confused with the gasification plant proposed nearby. (Entry updated 2019-09-12)

Initial applications received for R1 status: 17 June 2019 (Environment Agency)

Uses data from released by the Environment Agency under the Open Government License

PermitOperatorInstallation nameInstallation addressPermit statusWaste input (000s tonnes per annum)Incinerator typeCalculated R1 valueApplication R1 status grantedSource of data used in R1 calculationsDate R1 application status granted
NP3638ZSViridor Peterborough LtdPeterborough Energy From Waste FacilityEnergy From Waste Facility, Fourth Drove, Fengate, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE1 5UR,Permit issued85Municipal waste0.75YesDesign11/3/2015

Waste management for England 2018: 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

PermitDate PermittedOperator NameSite NameSite AddressFormer Planning RegionFormer Planning Sub-RegionEA AreaTypePermitted Capacity (tonnage)Tonnage Incinerated in 2006Tonnage Incinerated in 2007Tonnage Incinerated in 2008Tonnage Incinerated in 2009Tonnage Incinerated in 2010Tonnage Incinerated in 2011Tonnage Incinerated in 2012Tonnage Incinerated in 2013Tonnage Incinerated in 2014Tonnage Incinerated in 2015Tonnage Incinerated in 2016Tonnage Incinerated in 2017Tonnage Incinerated in 2018Comment
NP3638ZS29/10/2010Viridor Peterborough LtdViridor Peterborough EnergyFourth Drove, Fengate, Peterborough, PE15UREast MidlandsPeterboroughLincolnshire and NorthamptonshireMunicipal and/or Industrial & Commercial85,000----------82702 81248 83,680

Environment Agency 2018 Pollution Inventory: Substances

Uses data from the Pollution Inventory 2018 released by the Environment Agency under a special license

NP3638ZSLincolnshire and NorthamptonshireAirCarbon Dioxide From Qualifying Renewable Fuel Sources0.00E+0045,180,280.00EfWEfW
NP3638ZSLincolnshire and NorthamptonshireAirCarbon dioxide1000000075,300,472.00EfWEfW

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