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Information for Seven Brethren industrial estate, next to the River Taw, Barnstaple

Status: Prevented
Planning Region: South West
Planning Sub-Region: Devon
Operator: South West Devon Waste Partnership, made up of Plymouth City, Torbay and Devon County Councils
Capacity: 60,000
Campaign Group(s): Devon Residents Against Incineration (DRAIN)
Notes: Finally abandoned in 2009 [Source]. "Devon County Council have ‘mothballed’ plans to build an incinerator at Seven Brethren Bank, Barnstaple" [Source]. "The £39.3 million rubbish-burner project is to be shelved due to set-backs to other planned developments at Seven Brethren, as well as questions surrounding the size of the plant." [Source]. (Entry updated 2011-06-30)

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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.