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Information for Dorset Green Technology Park, Winfrith Technology Centre, Winfrith Newburgh, Dorchester

Status: Prevented
Planning Region: South West
Planning Sub-Region: Dorset
Operator: New Earth Energy (subsidiary of New Earth Solutions)
Capacity: 116,000
Campaign Group(s): Contact to be put in touch with those opposing this development.
Notes: The pyrolysis-type incinerator would "take a waste-derived feedstock, generated from local household rubbish and other biomass" [Source]. Planning permission was approved by Dorset County Council on the 3rd of December 2010 [Source]. New Earth "plans to start building the facility in 2011". Despite claims that the plant was scheduled to become operational in 2012 [Source] there are as yet no signs that construction has commenced. The future of the proposal seems doubtful given the problems with the technology at the existing Avonmouth ERF acknowledged to shareholders in July 2015 [Source]. (Entry updated 2015-08-06)