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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 coordinator@ukwin.org.uk 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)

UKWIN (and therefore the UKWIN map) focuses on Municipal Waste Incinerators, whereas our colleagues at Biofuelwatch focus on biomass projects. If you are interested in waste wood or dedicated biomass incinerators then please see the Biofuelwatch map of UK Biomass Power Stations.

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.