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Information for Lea Bank Energy Park (formerly the "Chiltern Green Energy Park"), Corner of Chiltern Green Road and Lower Harpenden, New Mill End, Hyde

Status: Prevented
Planning Region: East of England
Planning Sub-Region: Central Bedfordshire
Operator: Emsrayne Renewable Energy Ltd
Capacity: 500,000 RDF
Campaign Group(s): Stop the Harpenden and Luton Incinerator (SHLI), Friends of Wigmore Park, Luton Friends of the Earth
Notes: Public exhibitions were held for this proposal to burn Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) in June 2018. It was reported in July and August 2018 that a formal planning application was expected in September 2018 [Source, Source]. No planning application submitted as of 3rd February 2020. SHLI reported in January 2020 that: "Emsrayne advise Hyde Parish Council that they will not be proceeding with their application for the Incinerator proposal at this time". In July 2020 it was reported that the site had been sold for other purposes. (Entry updated 2020-07-08)

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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.