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Information for Kingmoor Energy Recovery Facility, Kingmoor Park East, Carlisle (CA31)

Status: Potential
Planning Region: North West
Planning Sub-Region: Cumbria
Operator: Fortum Carlisle Limited, Kingmoor Park Properties and Verus Energy Ltd
Capacity: 274,000 (RDF)
Campaign Group(s): Carlisle Residents Against Incinerator (CRAIN) and Carlisle and Eden Green Party and Lowry Hill Residents Association
Notes: Planning application submitted for RDF gasification plant in June 2016 (ref PL\1572\05 and 1/16/9005). Cumbria County Council granted planning permission in October 2016. In November 2017 it was made known that the operator wished to increase the capacity to 250ktpa and change the technology from gasification to moving grate combustion and intended to submit a Section 73 application in Early 2018. Section 73 application to vary the technology etc went live in September 2018 and was approved in January 2019 (ref 1/18/9012). A "non-material amendment" was withdrawn in September 2020, with the withdrawal letter referring to an intention "to take a view on the current design optimization process and any implications for the amendments required". Consultation on the permit application opened in July 2020 and is due to close in October 2020 (EPR/SP3609BX/A001). Carlisle City Council hired an air quality experts to "go over the [permit] application with a fine-tooth comb" [Source, EPR/SP3609BX/A001]. (Entry updated 2020-09-17)

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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.