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Information for Lostock Sustainable Energy Plant (LSEP), Lostock Works Site, Griffiths Road, Lostock Gralam, Northwich

Status: Existing
Planning Region: North West
Planning Sub-Region: Cheshire
Operator: Lostock Sustainable Energy Plant Ltd and Tata Chemicals Europe Limited
Capacity: 600,000
Campaign Group(s): CHeshire Anti-Incinerator Network (CHAIN) and Breathe Clean Air Group (BCAG)
Notes: In March 2019 it was reported that the facility had reached financial close in a deal where Copehenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) would own 60% and FCC 40% and that the facility was scheduled to begin operations in Autumn 2023 [source]. Planning permission granted by DECC in October 2012 [Source, DECC project page]. Cheshire Proposal for a "power generating station" to manage "pre-treated municipal solid waste ("MSW"); commercial and industrial ("C&I") waste; solid recovered fuel ("SRF"); and biomass" [Source (PDF)]. Permit granted January 2014 [Source]. In April 2017 it was reported that Tata were undertaking the discharge of planning conditions [Source] and in October 2017 it was reported that clearing work had begun on the site [Source]. In August 2018 it was reported that Tata was applying for a variation to BEIS to increase gross electrical output from 60MW to 90MW. (Entry updated 2019-07-18)

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