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Information for Thames Gateway Energy Facility, London Sustainable Industries Park, Dagenham Dock

Status: Potential
Planning Region: London
Planning Sub-Region: East London
Operator: Thames Gateway Waste to Energy Ltd / Chinook Urban Mining
Capacity: 200,000
Campaign Group(s): Contact to be put in touch with those opposing this development.
Notes: Gasification-type incinerator intended to treat C&I waste. Granted planning permission in March 2011 (Ref: 10/00287/FUL). Construction reportedly began in late 2012 [Source]. It was announced in October 2015 that "almost 75% of the piling has been completed on site" [Source]. Applicant were discharging planning conditions in June 2016. Permit JP3237KY issued and subsequently varied in 2015 to change the gasification technology from Cyclamax to Chinook and to increase the capacity (permit EPR/CP3737CV/V003). In December 2018 the planning permission was varied to increase the capacity from 180ktpa to 200ktpa, but the technology remained as gasification [Source] (Entry updated 2020-02-03)

Waste management for England 2018: Non-operational (Environment Agency)

Uses data from Waste Data Interrogator 2018 - 2018 Waste Summary Tables for England - Version 2 released by the Environment Agency under the Open Government License

PermitOperator NameSite NameSite AddressFormer Planning RegionFormer Planning Sub-RegionEA AreaTypePermitted Capacity (tonnes)Comment
CP3737CVThames Gateway Waste to Energy LtdThames Gateway Energy FacilityLondon Sustainable Industries Park,Choats Road,DAGENHAM,DAGENHAM,Essex,RM9 6LFLondonEast LondonHertfordshire and North LondonMunicipal and/or Industrial & Commercial120,000Permitted July 2010 - Commissioning early 2018

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